Face masks

Facial masks have been picking up in popularity even though they’ve been around for awhile and I have to admit, I’m just now discovering just how much I love these things.  I feel like they really help my skin and if anything, even if it is a placebo effect, I love them so much.  The results may not be long lasting or maybe I’m not eating right so it isn’t 100% effective, but irregardless, I love face masks so much.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Herbivore Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask: This can be found at Anthropologie, Sephora and Nordstrom along with many smaller retailers like Moorea Seal or even directly from the Herbivore website.  I like using this blue clay mask but it is more focused on helping with acne and blemishes. It can be used as a spot treatment mask or a full face which is awesome. I love using this mask when I start to break out (usually when I’m stressed or traveling).  It’s great because it’s a powder what you add some water to and then apply.

Herbivore Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask: This mask is great for exfoliating and helps clear out the dead skin on your face.  I love doing this mask if I want to give my skin the ability to regenerate new skin cells. It also comes in a powder form that you then add some water to and apply. It does come out looking like you have dirt all over your face but it’s still great.

Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask: This mask is amazing. It comes out of a tube as a gel like substance that you put a thick layer on all over your face. It eventually dries and then you can peel it off.  It can be a little weird pull it off your face and can be a little bit difficult. But I love it because I feel so incredibly satisfied when I clean it off. Boscia has a sample size packet that you can get from Sephora that includes the green tea mask along with a white mask that is all really great. But the black charcoal one is my favorite.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor: This mask is a bit on the grainy side when you put it on and it helps exfoliate.  This one actually dries a little faster than all the other ones I’ve had and you only keep it on for about 5-10 minutes.  It’s great but I have to admit that it is a little bit harsher for your skin. If you have super sensitive skin, this one may be a bit too harsh for your skin.  I enjoy it and I will probably continue using it but only every few weeks.

Karuna Face Masks: Karuna has amazing face masks.  They actually aren’t the clay or product ones you apply to fit your face but are sheet masks.  To be honest, I was obsessed with these for awhile but eventually decided that these weren’t for me anymore.  The thing about the sheet masks is that they may not completely form to your face and can be a bit on the hard side to use.  Plus I always feel like I have to sit still for the 10-20 minutes I have to wear the mask for fear of the serums running into my eyes or the mask falling off. If you like sheet masks, I highly recommend the Karuna ones.


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