When it comes to skin care, a big part of my routine this winter is using face masks. With the degree of integration they have become my habitI want to share my favorites on the blog with you all!
I use different masks to treat different issues I’m noticing with my skin. I try to let the current state of my skin inform the product(s) I want to use any night. My skin type tends to be quite dry and can be a bit sensitive. I don’t have too many problems with acne or excess oil although sometimes the pores on my nose and chin can get clogged. My main focus is on moisturizing, exfoliating, and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Much of my skin care comes from at-home product treatments and applications.
For context around other products I use, my current winter skin care routine looks like this:
Today I share five of my favorite masks and how I use each for a treatment.
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Disclosure: Each of these masks was given to me. Over time, I’ve tried a number of masks that I don’t like, and these are representative of the ones I’ve used.
Follain Ultra Hydrating Mask
This moisturizing mask is my go-to when my skin needs more TLC. It’s the mask that I use most often, especially during the dry winter months. It immediately made my skin feel cooler and softer. I also like the smell and consistency. This cream mask tends to work best for my skin when it comes to hydration (instead of a gel mask). I love how you can see clearly when it’s finished – it starts as a white cream then absorbs into my skin and dries visibly.
Follain dual detox mask
This is a nice, gentle detox mask with clay consistency. This mask firmed my skin dramatically as I used it and minimized some of the congestion I experienced on my nose and chin. Sometimes I’ll duplicate the mask with this and that Follain Ultra Hydrating Mask.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
This resurfacing mask is a mainstay of my skin care routine. I use it when I want a gentler exfoliator than its chemical counterpart. It really helps refine the texture on my skin’s surface and gives it a smooth look. I use this product when I know I need to exfoliate the outer layer of my skin, usually a few times a week, and I apply a lot of moisturizer afterwards.
Tata Harper Clarifying Mask
This clarifying mask is the one I use when my skin really is congested (the pores on my nose and chin look a bit gray) and has a distinctly dull, uneven texture. It has a bright green color and it feels like a strong, clean. The formula includes AHAs and BHAs, which can make my skin more sensitive afterwards. In the morning after I use this mask, I will use a gentle cleanser with a few moisturizers and will avoid products with vitamin C or vitamin A. I use this product occasionally in winter months but I know it (along with Follain dual detox mask) will be used more in the summer.
Tammy Fender Epi Peel
This shell This is the product I use when I want to exfoliate really well and when I want to improve my skin tone and tone. I don’t use it when my skin feels particularly sensitive or tight. I tend to use it a few times a month, and a little will go a long way. It did not leave my skin red or irritated afterwards, although some people may be more sensitive to it.
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