You cleanse, you tone, you use a serum and an oil and you moisturise morning and night. Oh and lets not forget about how you use an eye cream, wear sunscreen every day and exfoliate weekly so surely you’ve got all bases covered by now, right? Wrong. It’s time to add another item to your weekly agenda, and that’s a face mask.
For oily, congested skin try: Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. For dry, sensitive skin try: *Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask. For all skin types, environmental damage and unbalanced skin try: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
Face masks are one of my all time favourite skincare products and I’ve been using them for as long as I can remember (think sleepovers made out of cucumber when I was a child) and to this day they’re still a staple in my skincare routine. Whether my skin’s red and patchy, feeling a little congested or just looking a little lackluster the first thing I’ll reach for is a face mask. They’re great for:
- Increasing hydration
- Balancing out oiliness & dryness in the skin
- Reducing oiliness
- Soothing sensitive, red skin
- Drawing out impurities such as oils, dirts and dead skin cells
- Helping skin conditions such as acne and blackheads
- Improving the overall health and appearance of the skin
- Creating a healthy glow to the skin
For the best results face masks should be used after cleansing and exfoliating the skin. They can generally be used up to two times a week (or more depending on which one you use) It’s also super important to moisturise the skin after use as some face masks can be drying.
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