Lately I’ve had a lot more free time to be able to try out new masks and use them on a regular basis. I love having time to properly treat and pamper my skin. My skin has been flaring up a little more as well and I’ve been getting more breakouts than usual so it’s good that I have the time to properly treat these issues.
I have combination skin – an oily t-zone and dryness around the rest of my face. I tend to get most of my breakouts in the t-zone area.
I put together a list of some of the face masks that I have been using lately to help with any acne problems and to give my skin a better overall texture.
Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
This is definitely the weirdest mask that I think I’ve ever tried. This mask went pretty viral among the beauty community about a month ago. It went viral because of how unique the experience is when you put it on.
At first the mask feels a little gel-like going onto your face. As time goes on the mask starts to bubble up on your face. That was such a weird sensation at first – it felt as if your skin was growing and it started making a snap-crackle-pop kind of noise. The bubbling doesn’t actually stop from what I could tell. I looked like a fluffy animal after a couple minutes of having the mask on. After about 5 mins it’s suggested to start to massage the mask into your face. This was a really fun part of the mask experience because you get to pop all of the bubbles that formed. You are supposed to massage it for about 1-2 minutes and then wash the mask off with lukewarm water.
This mask gives you a great clean skin feeling without being super gritty and over exfoliating your face. You can use this product up to three times a week but that might be a little too often for some people. I would probably use this product once or twice a week.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
I would say this mask is a great dupe for the Glamglow Supermud mask. It’s a similar experience and I found that I had the same outcome from the mask. But the huge difference between those two is the price point and the product itself. The Aztec Secret mask is $16 CAD if you purchase it on Amazon. It comes as a 1 lbs container of powder which you mix yourself with water or apple cider vinegar. I’ve only ever tried the product with water. This product could honestly last you a lifetime.
I mix together the same amount of water and clay powder – usually around 1 to 1 and a half tablespoons each. This is more than enough for my whole face.
After applying the mixture to your face you can leave the product on for 20 – 30 minutes. I usually just leave it on until I can start to feel my skin tightening under the mask. It’s suggested take the product off with warm water.
This mask will give you a deep clean feeling after you take it off. It really helps clear up any acne and helps to minimize the look of pores on your face because it clears out all the the impurities.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask – Exfoliate and Refining Treatment
This is one of my favourite products for a quick and simple mask. With this product you don’t have to mix anything or wait for the product to activate on your face like the other two products I’ve mentioned. I actually enjoy putting this mask on in the morning, while I’m eating breakfast, if I’m having a bad skin day.
You can leave this mask on for about 10-15 minutes. As you wash it off, it’s suggested to slowly massage the mask in circular motions on your face to help with the exfoliating process.
My skin feels extremely smooth and soft after applying this mask. It gives me a great base if I’m looking to apply makeup on after.
Which mask products do you love for your skin type? Have you tried any of these products? How do they work for you?