On my days off, you can typically find me on the couch, enjoying Parks & Recreation re-runs with a facial mask on. It’s become one a day-off tradition around here, and I couldn’t be happier. Here are 5 facial masks in my medicine cabinet that are heavily rotated in my beauty regimen…
Specialty: Purifying and tightening pores
Where I apply it: All over my face, not focusing on any specific area
Stress reducing: Absolutely! This cool, refreshing mask is perfect for those days where you just need to pamper yourself a little!
Hard to remove: It’s a clay mask, so there are always a few spots on my cheekbones that take a bit of warm water to remove. It dries rather quickly and it’s best to leave it on for 10-20 minutes, so just make sure you have warm water ready!
Efficiency: My face always feels brighter and refreshed after using this mask. It’s a perfect day-off/’treat yourself’ mask.
Smell/Texture: The mask itself smells very clean. It’s pretty thick and easy to apply, and a little goes a long way.
Specialty: Clearing up acne
Where I apply it: I apply this mask on those specific areas that always flare up once a month — my t-zone and on the sides of my chin. Truthfully, I spot-apply instead of applying it to my entire face.
Stress reducing: I don’t feel particularly relaxed during and after using this product, but it definitely reduces redness and swelling on those problem areas, so that alone relaxes me a little!
Hard to remove: The mask isn’t too difficult to remove, just make sure you have warm water and a damp towel ready!
Efficiency: This mask is perfect for those days where you’re feeling a little hormonal, or if you’re trying to halt a pimple in its tracks.
Smell/Texture: This mask smells like your typical facial mask — very clean. The texture is a little thick.