Unmasking Facial Mask: Do you really need it?

No, it’s not a halloween look. Not yet. Hopefully I can do one before Thanksgiving *laughs hard* Blame the crazy schedule, ugh! Seriously, do you use facial masks? How (ir)regular do you use it? Any favorite brands?

The big question is, do you really need to incorporate facial masks to your skincare routine? I say yes. Depending on your skin type, facial masks do have benefits. But more than that, lying in bed with full mask on for 15-30 minutes, with dimmed lights, candle burning, soft music playing, is my idea of me time. Don’t disturb.

How do you choose which facial mask to buy then? The choices are overwhelming, from cheapo drugstore to high end- ridiculously priced brands. Offhand, if you have grease ball fez like me, opt for clay masks; they tend to suck out oil and minimize pores temporarily. The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask ($22) is one of my favorites. For those with dry skin, you should look into products that hydrate or moisturize. For dull skin, I turn to peel-off masks like cucumber or pomegranate (Freeman Facial Peel Off Mask, $4; Sircuit Skin double trouble, $75). For acne-prone skin, try something that has sulfur, the scent is downright awful, so consider yourself warned. But it’s good to dry out pimples (Murad Clarifying Mask, $37; Mario Badescu drying mask, $18).

I read your mind, you don’t want to buy. Well, let’s have DIY, I love homemade masks! I have Tomato Face Mask and Honey & Egg cooked for you!

What’s your idea of me time?


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  1. October 11, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    I love masks, but always forget to use them. My favorite is the Wasabi one from the Body Shop!

  2. October 11, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    I do enjoy facial masks! Great suggestions-I've never tried any of the Body Shop ones. Love the make them myself, too! x

    • October 12, 2012 / 7:13 am

      yay to DIY masks! I have a big avocado here that I can't eat anymore so am thinking of making it into a mask tomorrow 🙂

  3. October 12, 2012 / 6:53 am

    I love facial masks but I prefer doing my own masks made of natural ingredients such as papaya, oatmeal, honey and many more. I find them safer and more effective than the ones we usually see in stores.

    • October 12, 2012 / 7:16 am

      That's nice to know Anna. DIYs are way cheaper and more natural indeed!

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