Yesterday I woke up in a bit of a funk. I can't think of a specific reason why, it was just one of those days where you're not feeling too hot, you know the kind? I knew a pampering session was exactly what I needed to get my spirits up! It was an evening long affair, and here are the three (THREE!) face masks I used, in order:
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal MaskI thought I'd start out by using an exfoliating mask, to get rid of all the dead/flaky skin sitting on my face and give way for the other masks to really sink in and work better! This REN mask has got to be one of the most powerful chemical exfoliating masks out there. It has an interesting citrus smell, which I found revolting at first, but it's something you get used to! The instructions say to leave it on for 10 minutes, but I think that's just REN covering their butts against law suits. If you have normal (as opposed to very sensitive) skin, like me, leaving it on for 20-30min will work wonders! One of the few masks that lives up to its name, it really does leave your skin looking radiant!
Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Clay Mask
I then followed with a good clay mask! This one by Una Brennan has quickly escalated to the top of my favourite masks list, as it really does what it says on the tin! I only applied it to my T-zone and to the sides of my nose, which is where I get most oily. I avoided putting any on my cheeks, as the REN mask can be a little bit drying, so I didn't want to add to that. With this mask, you can really see it working as it dries down. When it's completely dry, you can see little spots starting to come though and that is all the oils and yuckiness that it is drawing out of your pores. Lovely!
Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Moisture Mask
Lastly, I try to add some moisture back in with this hydrating mask. Can you tell I love Una Brennan products yet? They are such good quality for the price! This mask is ideal to have in your arsenal for the winter months, since it really gives your skin relief from that tight, dry feeling we get from the cold winds and central heating. But it's also good year round if you're into exfoliating your skin regularly. Sometimes I tend to go a bit too far with it and then I get that itchy, tight feeling from over exfoliation. This is a life saver on those occasions!
What are your favourite face masks? x