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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