When I posted this photo on Instagram on Monday I asked people what their favorite skin care product was. SO many said masks are their favorite. I understand why. Masks are fun. Masks are easy to try out. Masks give you a deep clean. Masks give you a glow. And this week would not be complete if I didn’t share my favorite masks and my routine for them.
Do you know how to make your mask most effective? To make a mask more effective you need to scrub the dead skin cells off. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Buffing Grains by Bobbi Brown. They are SO gentle. You add them to your existing face wash to get an amazing scrub. I have had this bottle since September and use it at least 4 times a week and you can see how much I still have left.
I bought the Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask from Kiehl’s last year as part of a bundle around Mother’s Day. It is an overnight mask. So once I wash and exfoliate my face, I put my serum, face oil, eye cream on and then the mask on top of it all. Then in the morning I wash it off with my morning routine.
When I want to get a really good deep clean in my pores I use the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask. Just like I said, I will clean and exfoliate my skin then apply the mask. After I wash off the mask I will tone my skin and finish up my skin care routine.
Last, but not least I LOVE using the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Mask. This one is another one you don’t take off. So I will again, clean and exfoliate my skin and do the rest of my routine except for putting on a moisturizer. I put this mask on SUPER thick. After ten minutes I rub the excess in that hasn’t absorbed and go to bed.
I try to do the Origins mask and the Burt’s Bees mask together. I will use them about 2 times a week. And then I will use the Ginger Leaf mask a couple of times a week. It really just depends on how my skin is and if I feel like it needs something more.
Do you have a favorite mask? I would love to know what you love!