Face mask gossip!

If you’ve ever searched for the perfect face mask, then you probably know that it can be pretty tough to make a decision since there are so many brands out there and different types of masks to choose from. Trust me, I’ve been there before. After many years of research and trying many face masks, I decided to share with you a few different types of face masks, what they do, and which ones are my favorite. I will also include a few super easy face mask recipes at the end that you can whip up right at home in your kitchen! I hope this helps you make a decision on which one is best for you. Please subscribe, like, comment, and share if you’d like to. Enjoy reading!

Sheet Mask

We can all take a moment to thank the wonderful people of Korea for the amazing invention of sheet masks! It is like having a cup of coffee for your skin. These bad boys give your skin an energetic boost  while working to revitalize, comfort, and provide intense hydration. It immediately replenishes dehydrated skin, leaving it refreshed and cool. Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics that are soaked in nutritious packed serum. Once you’re done with the mask, don’t bother with washing the product off of your skin. Just pat in the extra serum and you’re ready to go. These type of masks are usually individually packed which makes them convenient and super easy to use. After using one the day before my wedding, I will never again question why Japanese women use a sheet mask every day for 90 days prior to their wedding day (I think that is so cool!) They give you an instant glow. They truly are as amazing as they sound. You’ll look a little bit crazy when you wear these, but the results are totally worth it. These are great for all skin types. I would have to say that my top favorite sheet masks are the BioRepublic “On The Glow” mask and the Karuna anti-oxidant face mask.

 Charcoal Mask

Have you wondered lately what the big hype about activated charcoal is? Hopefully I can help you out by telling you a little bit about it. Charcoal is a natural ingredient. It claims to absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities. Needless to say, charcoal means business! It purifies, deep-cleans, and draws out toxins from the skin. Goodbye troubled skin, hello beautiful complexion! These are great for all skin types. Try the Biore self heating one minute masks. These are a great, inexpensive option!

 Clay Mask

If you are like me with oily or acne-prone skin and large pores, clay masks are an absolute must-have. Just stop what you’re doing right now and go purchase a clay mask. You won’t regret it and your skin will thank you for it. TRUST ME! If you use a lot of different products on your skin like I do, it doesn’t take long for our pores to get clogged. The outcome of clogged pores is our worst enemy, acne. What’s great about clay masks is that they soak up all of the dirt and oil from deep down in the pores. They tighten skin, refine enlarged pores, increase circulation, exfoliate, and cleanse. Clay masks are great for any skin type. My favorite would have to be the TruSelf Organics detoxifying mask. It is vegan, 100% organic, all natural, and cruelty free. Need I say more?

 Gel Mask

These are like a cooling splash of water on an extremely hot day. Your skin will soak up the hydration of a gel mask and it’ll beg for more! These are oil-free and have a gel consistency. They add water to the skin without adding any oil. Need something to soothe a sunburn or calm the redness from sensitive skin? A gel mask will get the job done plus more!

 Cream Mask

If you have dry skin, a cream mask will be your best friend. These masks deeply hydrate and plump your skin with their moisturizing oils. You don’t even have to rinse these off, just rub in the excess product and you’re all done. Goodbye to the dry skin! Cream masks are very simple and the results are amazing.

 Tea mask

Who doesn’t want softer, firmer, healthier skin? Tea masks have an immediate cooling effect to refresh the skin and the senses. They are great for hydrating the skin, but they do way more than just that. The black tea instant perfecting mask by Fresh is a must-have. It has black tea ferment, also known as Kombucha, which is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster. The formula is further enriched with lychee seed extract, known to support natural collagen, firming polysaccharides that help to smooth the skin, and jicima root juice, notable for its hydrating and nourishing properties. I will take….. 20!

 Peel off mask

These type of masks are great, but some can be a little bit harsh for sensitive skin. Peel off masks are designed to peel away impurities that cause the skin to be dull and rough. They are perfect for normal to combination skin! If your skin can handle these, I’m so jealous of you. The ones I’ve tried were awesome, but my skin is just too sensitive. Check out the Boscia luminizing black mask!

I will list a few homemade face masks below for times when money is tight but you still want to look fabulous or if you just prefer all natural ingredients! No worries, gorgeous.

For normal skin: You’ll need 3-4 tbsp juice from an orange and 2 tbsp honey (heat for a few seconds) now mix these together and apply to face and neck for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. What a quick and easy refreshment!

For dry skin: You’ll need ½ very ripe, soft avocado and ¼ cup of honey. Mash the avocado in a bowl and then add the honey. Apply to skin and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Enjoy 🙂

For oily skin: You’ll need 1 ripe banana, 2 tbsp of honey, and 1 tsp of lemon or orange juice. Mash up the banana, add the honey and the juice. Put the ingredients in a blender for best results. Apply to your skin for about 15 minutes! I do this one all the time.

For acne-prone skin: Have a few strawberries in your refrigerator? Great! Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid. You’ll need ¼ cup of strawberries and ¼ cup of sour cream or non-flavored yogurt. Let them both sit out until they’ve reached room temperature. Put them in a blender or just mash with a fork. Spread on face and wash it off in about 10-15 minutes. This is a simple, quick, affordable, and effective treatment for acne!

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