Masks on Masks

 

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When I was in 8th grade, I would be so excited when my older sister would let me do face masks with her. I would copy her every move and carefully pull my hair out of my face and apply the charcoal mask all over. When I was in high school, my friends and I would have spa nights during which we used self-heating face masks while watching whatever chick flick was popular at the time.

Because of these experiences, I have always considered face masks something for special occasions and, therefore, I never do them as frequently as I should. However, as I try to work my way through my stash, and also find ways to combat my new oily skin, I find myself reaching for masks more and more. These three masks are my current faves and I use each one at least once a week.

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I bought the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask about a year ago when I first learned about Glossier, at which time I promptly bought the mask, skin tint and moisturizer (reviewed here and here). Immediately after applying the mask, I experience a cooling, soothing sensation. The mask is lightweight, but very moisturizing at the same time. That, combined with the amazing scent make the 20 minutes with the mask so relaxing. After rinsing it away, my skin is very smooth, hydrated and even looks more plump.

The Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel is a one-step natural acid peel that removes dead skin cells, soften fine lines and reduces the appearance of fine lines. I have used this peel semi-regularly over the past few months and I definitely notice it does an amazing job getting rid of dead skin cells which leaves my skin noticeably brighter. Does it reduce pores and fine lines? Not that I see, but other reviews claim it does! One word of caution, it does sting when used, so if you have sensitive skin, you may want to use it for less time initially.

  • I love face masks! I try to do at least 3 a week. I rotate between a clay one, an exfoliating one and a moisture one. Tonight I’ve got a clay one on. It’s a Canadian brand called Consonant Skincare. 🙂 I’m curious to try that Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel!

    • Ooh, I should add a clay one into my routine! I’ve never heard of consonant, but I’ll check them out!

  • I can’t use the lemon one due to a citrus allergy (boooo), but Ole Henriksen skincare is always so amazing. I haven’t been let down by his products yet! But man that one sounds amazing, curses to my allergy and sensitive skin!

    My favorite mask is Origins Clear Improvement charcoal mask. It works so well at cleaning out pores and just making your face feel super clean. So good!

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      Aw too bad you can’t use it- its great! I’ve tried Origins clear improvement charcoal mask and wasn’t impressed- it didn’t seem to do much at all. I’ll try it again and see if my first impressions change!