Have you ever browsed through your favorite magazines or walked into a beauty store and seen various ads or product displays for a variety of facial masks? Even while standing in the checkout line of your most visited cosmetics stores, you may find yourself glaring at the many shelves filled with those “last-minute” beauty items to add to your growing receipt, which many include facial masks! It can be overwhelming, right? Well, let me help you take the guess work out of which masks are going to be the right match for your skin concern, and that will also be worth spending your hard earned dollars on. Let’s explore!
Skin Concern #1: Rough, Uneven Skin
For some of us, our skin has suffered from acne, over-exposure to the sun, or even hyper stimulation from some facial treatments, and as a result the skin is left with an uneven texture, feeling lumpy and rough. If you fall into this category, then a resurfacing skin mask containing hydroxy acids will turn your skin around in the direction to heal and resurface! A relatively new product on the market that is tackling this major concern by storm is the T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial by Drunk Elephant, which is sold both online and in Sephora stores. Here are a few claims for this highly-rated product:
Babyfacial™ is a pro-quality AHA/BHA “facial” that resurfaces to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone and a more youthful radiance. Think of it as an extra nudge for stubborn, dull skin (in other words, it’ll knock your cells off).
- Contains 25% AHA and 2% BHA including and our dream team blend of glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric and salicylic acids to gently but efficiently resurface as it exfoliates the pore lining, getting rid of built-up dead skin cells.
- Drunk Elephant only uses clean, non-toxic ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations.
- Retail Price: $80
Skin Concern #2: Oily Skin, Enlarged Pores
As a beauty professional, I have worked with a countless number of clients that have extremely oily skin. A most common occurrence with this skin type, is to have enlarged, noticeable pores, which can be a struggle when wearing makeup. There are some makeup primers on the market, which are designed to help control oil and minimize pores, however, if you are not treating your skin with a deep-cleansing mask, such as the GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment, the results will be short lived. Although this product isn’t designed to be a permanent solution, it will provide a longer lasting effect in controlling these three key issues:
- Acne and blemishes
According to a research study, 98% reported their skin looked renewed after 3 uses over 7 days. So at $69 for a jar of this miracle worker, I’d say it’s worth a try!
Skin Concern #3: Dry and Dehydrated Skin
Now, if you are like me, and deal with skin that desperately needs to be quenched with water due to dryness, then your skin will really appreciate a weekly hydrating facial mask. I mentioned this company in a past blog post, but Dr. Jart has created an actual book of masks to address various skincare concerns. Their Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask features an immediate cooling sensation, leaving skin feeling clean, hydrated, and completely refreshed. It is also useful to know that it is formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, which is also wonderful for sensitive skin. You can purchase this one-time use, gem of a mask at your local Sephora for only $7.50. Go ahead and pick up a month’s supply while you’re there!
Skin Concern #4: Dull, Blotchy Skin
Who doesn’t love a tasty and refreshing smoothie? Well, the cosmetics industry is now appealing to those of us who love such a treat, and has incorporated a beauty mask to not only brighten your day, but your skin, too! Smoothie Beauty’s Sunrise Brightening Face Mask is made with whole milk greek yogurt, raw active manuka honey, whole grain oats, lemon juice, tumeric, lemon peel and that’s it! It is designed to bring life back into dull, boring, uneven and lifeless skin. This product is available online, and contains 3 uses, for $14.50, that will leave your skin softer and brighter than ever! Happy Shopping!
I hope the confusion behind deciding which masks are best for your skin has been eliminated. Leave me a comment below, as I’d love to hear about which masks you decide to try and how they benefited your skin!