I am a huge fan of a cheeky face mask. I try to do one at least once a week and would love to say I manage to coincide putting one on with a lovely relaxing bath, but the reality of being a mum means that is usually a dream that alludes me.
Instead, I can usually be found slapping one on in the shower or whilst sat working on my laptop, once the kids have gone to bed.
I thought I’d round up four of my favourites. Four face masks I’m really enjoying using at the moment.
First up is the Lanocreme Manuka Honey Face Mask. I found this mask by accident when I was in TK Maxx one day. It was by the till and I thought I may as well give it a go. I had heard lots of good things about manuka honey and how soft it could make your skin. It didn’t disappoint. The antibacterial activity of the Active Manuka Honey, which is highly recognised for its remarkable healing, nourishing and rejuvenating properties helps soothe and repair the skin whilst the Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid promotes hydration and firmness. At first it was a bit creepy having the mask cloth covering all of your face apart from your eyes and mouth, but it then quickly became quite funny when scaring the husband. I couldn’t get over how soft my skin was, after using the mask, and my skin had such a great glow afterwards as well. I think the masks only cost me about £5 at the time so they were a complete bargain and worth a lot more in my eyes.
Next we have the Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask. I do love a mask that heats up. There is something about it that reminds me of a spa. It also feels like your skin is getting more of a deep cleanse when heat is involved. It’s probably because it makes your pores open up more. Another great thing about this mask is that you only have to have it on for five minutes. Perfect for a busy mama. I sometimes pop it on in the shower whilst waiting to rinse out my conditioner. The charcoal and clay help to draw out impurities and the essential oils help to make the skin feel purified cleansed and super soft. I really like this mask because it smells great, makes my skin feel wonderful and it’s great value for money.
And then, the Aesop Parsley Seed Masque. Aesop are a brand I absolutely love. I can’t seem to walk into one of their shops without coming out having bought something. Their shops are beautiful, their products use such amazing ingredients and they really know their stuff when it comes to skincare. The parsley seed mask is quite a cold liquid/paste when you first put it on your skin and then it dries and tightens up on your skin. It smells so good and I love how my skin feels after washing it off. I like to use it when I’m having a bad skin day because it feels like it really cleanses deep down, which makes sense when it is described as an anti-oxidant clarifying masque. The three main ingredients are parsley seed, evening primrose and rosehip seed which are a great combination.
Finally the Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask. I went into Lush one day and asked for a mask to calm my skin because it was a bit all over the place whilst I was pregnant. They recommended the Catastrophe Cosmetic which was one of their fresh face masks. It is full of blueberries which are rich in vitamins and minerals including the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E – which help to protect the skin from damage. The mask was a bit messy to put on so I tended to use it mainly when I was having a bath. You can’t really go wrong with a Lush face mask and this one was no different.
Do you manage to find time to treat yourself to a face mask? If so, which do you enjoy?
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