Wednesday, August 27, 2014

3 Masks For All Your Skincare Needs

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:

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!

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. 

What are your go to face masks?

Using face masks is seriously the highlight of my week sometimes. I'm easy to please :)




  1. I have read so much about the Aztec Clay mask! I really need to try it! My go to face masks are from REN Radiance Renewal and Dermalogica Exfoliator. Xx Alexandra

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  2. Nice roundup! That Ole Henricksen peel sounds amazing- must give it a go as I often have pesky acne scars. My fave masks at the moment are the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, Dermalogica's Gentle Cream Exfoliant, and Oskia's Renaissance mask :)


  3. I love the Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel--it's like the REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Acid mask on steroids! The Aesop Parsley Seed Masque is another favorite for when my skin is clogged and congested.

  4. I need that clay mask! not only is that the only one I can really afford, I'm also having a blackhead problem on my nose!!! I don't even know where it came from!!

  5. Okay, you've solidified it for me. I've been eyeing that Indian Healing Clay for months now (not sure why I haven't bought it since it's so cheap) but I am not going to put it off any longer! Looks great!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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  7. This is one of the best peels I have many times tried. It's intense - roughly a 10% acid mix that very hard and making skin well cells and promote skin cell renewal on face. this is health care product.


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