Beauty

Take Three: Face Masks

April 25, 2016
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Face masks are one of the beauty treatments that I must do weekly. Even if I don’t have time to do my full facial routine, a quick face mask makes me feel refreshed, ready to ‘face’ (HAH) the world.

There are hundreds of masks out there to choose from, but here are my top three. I use each one for different reasons, whether my skin is feeling dull, dry or congested. Take your pick!

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FOR TROUBLE SKIN: Clinique Pore Refining Charcoal Mask

This is a lovely solution for when your skin is feeling a bit spotty or congested. If I don’t eat as well as I should I get chin blemishes, and this sorts them out in no time at all. It really clears and tightens my pores, leaving my skin totally fresh and clean. Love it. Clinique Pore Refining Charcoal Mask, £23.

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FOR DRY SKIN: Neal’s Yard Rose Balm

This is my go-to overnight product to use when my face is dry and thirsty. I apply it last thing at night, after a Caudalie serum, and give my skin a lovely massage in front of the TV (Broad City! Love it). Bonus points for using this facial massager from The Body Shop. When I wake up in the morning my skin is plumped up and the dryness is gone. Definitely recommended, if only for the beautiful sensory experience when applying (the smell is divine). Neal’s Yard Rose Balm, £39 (ish).

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FOR DULL SKIN: Caudalie Peeling Glycolic Mask

My number one for when my skin’s feeling a bit dull and stuck-in a rut, Caudalie’s Glycolic Peel mask uses glycolic acid to gently exfoliate and renew the skin. Gentler than a scrub, you leave it on for a quick ten minutes before rinsing off to reveal brighter, more radiant skin. A staple in anyone’s weekly skincare routine. Caudalie Peeling Glycolic Mask, £22.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Molly April 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I love Clinique products and have just run out of my face wash and moisteriser so will be stocking up on the mask too. I’m all about anything for tired, dull skin at the moment. I really need to make an effort to do more exercise and drink more water too. I’m rubbish at motivation when I’ve had so little sleep though!

  • Reply Jess @ Along Came Cherry April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Amazing, I need to buy all of these! I am terrible with my face routine although I have just stopped using all my old products and switched to more natural ones. I’ve also been using coconut oil as moisturiser which works really well xx

  • Reply Fritha April 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    ooh I like you’re new header! I think I’ve only been looking at your blog on my phone lately and missed it. I’ve been thinking about getting that Neals Yard one for a while and you’ve sold it to me. x

  • Reply Kathryn April 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I saw that face balm in the Neals Yard Shop and really wanted to buy it as it sounded like a definite ‘super’ product (mean that in the sense of it can be used in loads of way, not in the middle class Margot way!). But it was about £48 at the time and I just couldn’t justify it. But it did smell divine and sounded brilliant. Might invest one day xx

  • Reply laura redburn April 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    i really want to try a glycolic peel! i have dry and sensitive skin though, so need to proceed with caution!

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