This week I'm sharing my current skincare routine over on my YouTube channel and as a supplement I thought I'd share with you the face masks that I use depending on my skin condition. These three masks are tried and true - some I've been using for over a year:
From left to right:
1. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask ($65 at Sephora)
This is my go-to mask before any type of special occasion where I want my skin to "perk up". I use it right after I get out of the shower. It has a light gel consistency, orange in colour and smells of oranges as well. As it comes in contact with your damp skin surface, the oxygen is released and it starts frothing up. It produces a fun tingling sensation that lasts for about 5-10 minutes, then you rinse it off. It's a quick skin boost and it leaves my skin feeling plump and refreshed, perfect to use before a night out!
2. Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel ($60 at Sephora)
This is one of the best peels I have ever tried. It's intense - roughly a 20% acid mix that works hard to slough off dead skin cells and promote skin cell renewal. It contains AHAs (glycolic acid, lactic acid and fruit enzymes) and it is a clear gel consistency that you apply with the brush it comes with, leave it onto the skin for 10-15 minutes depending on your tolerance (it stings) and rinse it off. This mask is ideal if you are looking to fade hyperpigmentation and old acne scars.
I do not recommend you use this if you have active blemishes on your face, though, since it can be quite intense and irritating on those sensitive spots. On old scars, though, it's a warrior!
3. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay ($10-15 at Whole Foods or on Amazon)
This is a cheapie but a goodie. I reviewed it in depth last year in this post. It's a DIY clay mask - the box contains the clay that you mix with either water or apple cider vinegar (I prefer the latter), apply it on the face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes as it tightens and absorbs excess oils and gunk from your skin. This is a must if you have oily/combination skin and are battling blackheads.
Using face masks is seriously the highlight of my week sometimes. I'm easy to please :)