Have any of you ever walked into a Sephora and become so overwhelmed by the number of face masks? I have. On multiple occasions. There are the trendy, bright colored ones. The ones that peel off your face once they dry. There are some that bubble up and make you look like a first year who had a spell go wrong at Hogwarts. There are even some you take off with a magnet. Yeah, a magnet. But what if you just want an “old school” mask that you put on, wait the allotted time and then rinse off?
Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.
After years of trial and error, I’ve assembled my dream team of face masks. This is not an exclusive list, and there are some masks I really like that didn’t make the list, but for the sake of your time and sanity, I’ve put together my three favorites.
This is my all-time favorite mask that would definitely make my “stranded on an island” list. It has AHAs and BHAs, which help to smooth out your skin and promote a quick cell turnover since that slows down as we age. I started to notice my skin improve after one week and I haven’t looked back since.
To use, I apply a thin layer to clean skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Once the time has passed, I wet a washcloth with warm water, rinse off and follow with my moisturizer. I do this 2x a week. I’ve always had an uneven skin tone and am very prone to redness but Blue Tansy had honestly helped improve me skin tone and the overall health of my skin. The beauty of this mask is that anyone can benefit from it. No matter your skin type, age or any skin concern you may have, this mask can work for you! Just be sure to test it first to make sure you don’t have any kind of reaction! That would not be good.
This is the mask that dreams are made of! It is so hydrating and feels luxurious on the skin. But the best part? You only need to have it on for 3 minutes to get the full effects of the hydration. YESSSSS. This is perfect if you are someone who is always on the go or just doesn’t have the patients to sit around for 20 minutes while your mask dries. The mask gives you such a healthy glow and it is also a favorite of my mom’s since it plumps her skin as well as hydrates!
To use, I apply a layer to cleansed skin and then continue going about my nighttime routine. This is a perfect mask to have on while you brush and floss since it doesn’t harden and only needs to be worn for 3 minutes. Once my time is up, I rinse with warm water and continue my skincare routine!
This mask smells like a tropical vacation, thanks to the real citrus fruits that are crushed into the mask. On top of smelling like a dream, it also brightens and hydrates the skin. It’s chuck full of antioxidants and contains those magical AHAs that help to smooth out the skin! This mask is pretty chunky, so wear a grungy shirt while masking incase of any fallout! It also feels super nice on the skin if you chill the mask in the refrigerator first!
To use, I slather this on clean skin and wait about 10 minutes before removing with a warm wash cloth. I massage any leftovers into my skin and continue with my skincare for the evening.
I hope that this posts helps you find a great mask, or at least makes you feel a little more confident the next time you are mask shopping! Remember, don’t be afraid to ask for a sample or read some reviews! You’ll find a lot of great info and hear how people with your skin type reacted to the product!
Let me know below what your favorite mask is.