I'm a sucker for a good face mask, and I've tried many, many, face masks in my life. I love slathering beneficial ingredients on my face at the end of a long day or as a morning pick-me-up. These are my top 5 favorite face masks and what I use them for.
GLOSSIER MASK DUO Okay this is technically two masks but the combination of the two is what makes this amazing. The GLOSSIER MEGA GREENS GALAXY PACK brings the detoxifying and calming role while the GLOSSIER MOISTURIZING MOON MASK is like a cozy blanket for your face, full of moisturizing super stars like sweet almond oil, plant-based squalane, and the almighty hyaluronic acid. You can start with the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack and follow it with the Moisturizing Moon Mask or do what I do- apply the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack to your troubled areas (for me it's my forehead!) and then the Moisturizing Moon Mask to the rest of your face. This combo makes this mask the perfect everyday, all occasion mask. PS: I just became a Glossier Rep, which means you can get 20% off of your first order + free shipping on orders of 2+ items by shopping with me, and I earn a tiny commission (5%). SHOP GLOSSIER HERE!
FARMACY HONEY POTION This mask is incredible and unlike anything I have ever tried before. In the jar it has the color and consistency of honey, so rich. As you rub it onto your face it turns into a warm frothy white substance. This mask leaves leaves my face glowing and hydrated. I also love that the lid is magnetic and holds the little metal spatula that comes with it making things nice and easy (you just don't need complications when trying to relax and rejuvenate you know?).I'll be using this one a lot in the cooler months because of it's warming properties and it's hydrating effects. Heads-up for my sensitive skin friends again- I tried this once after I exfoliated, baaaaad idea. This mask does that all on its own and the warming powers can be a little much on raw sensitive skin, so don't make the same mistake I did because this mask is too worthy to be washed off before it's time.
LUSH COSMETICS ROSY CHEEKS If you haven't yet treated yourself to a Lush mask before, drop everything and do it! All of their masks are preservative-free so they have a short shelf life and also require refrigeration, so you'll need to visit a Lush shop to grab one. This one is my favorite for it's calming and soothing properties and that fact that it smells like a rosy heaven.
LUSH COSMETICS DON'T LOOK AT ME I think I've actually tried every face mask Lush offers, and you really can't go wrong, but I'm a gal who loves a good exfoliating scrub and this mask brings it! It reminds me a lot of my other favorite Lush product, Ocean Salt. It has ground up white rice which feels incredible on the skin when you're scrubbing it off, and lemon to brighten the skin. My face feels like a baby's bum after using this, I'm so down with that.
AZTEC SECRET INDIAN HEALING CLAY And here it is, the all-mighty Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, pore cleansing, detoxifying and considered the "world's most powerful facial". A one pound jar of this stuff lasts FOREVER (I get it at Whole Foods but Amazon sells it as well). It comes as a powder that you mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar with (using non-metal materials as metal reacts with the clay). Brace yourself for the smell, but get excited about the outcome! It really does take my skin and own it and you literally feel your skin pulsing when it's on your face. It will leave your face a bit red, which will go away shortly after. And if you have sensitive skin leave it on 5-10 minutes only. It's also not just for your face, you can use it on insect bites, acne, your feet, it has endless powers.
AFTERCARE Following every mask I apply a balm on my lips, this moisturizing serum and a rich moisturizer to help my skin recover and balance itself out (you can get 20% off of those two items by using this link to shop). It's like saying "Hey face, we had to take care of some business but just so you know, I still love you."