Hi Everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! :)If you follow me on any social network platforms (i.e. Twitter and Instagram), I often speak about using face masks or my “face mask night”. Face masks are an essential to my beauty routine, it makes my skin smooth, supple and soft! I started using face masks just over 3 years ago and I really feel as if it’s a staple and I can’t live without it. I’m sure many of you have experimented with face masks or mud masks in the past. However, I’m not speaking mud masks or anything that’s held in a “tub” which you have to smear on your face and wash off after some time. I’m talking about face masks the Asian way where there’s a thin sheet covered with all the good gooey stuff in a thin packet. Each packet is one application and you leave the thin sheet on your face for about 15-20min and no rinsing off is necessary.
These types of face masks are super popular in Asia because they’re easy to use, no mess and no rinsing off after. You simply remove the sheet and massage the product into your skin and voila! I normally do them at night before I sleep because it takes slightly longer for the product to completely absorb and if you’re looking to apply makeup and go somewhere, it may still leave a sticky residue.
The purpose of face masks is to give your skin the nurtrient boost it needs every once in a while. Just like hair masks, they’re usually thicker than conditioner and packed with nutrients for your hair. Your hair will come out softer and shinier after a hair mask and equally your skin will be smoother and softer after a face mask. I received some face masks to try from Skin Republic and Cettua, which I a sure many of you have seen available locally. I’ve included some photos but I will do a full review a bit later after I’ve tried and tested all of the ones I have. 🙂
A good face mask will always cater for people with sensitive skin. If you have dry and sensitive skin like I do, it shouldn’t sting or hurt when the product touches your face. I used to use the Vitamin E Face Mask by The Body Shop back in the day and although it’s for dry and sensitive skin, it would sting everytime I applied it to my dry areas, such as my nose and around my mouth. It was terrible! Although it did relieve me from dry skin temporarily, I did not ever go back to it!
I’ve been rather experimental with face masks but I stick to the same type, which are the sheet masks. There are plenty different brands to choose from in Asia and the goods ones are generally Korean. A good face mask will give your face that boost which leaves your skin smooth and radiant. I’ve often given my face masks to others to try around me and I’ve always gotten back the same response: “I felt that my skin was more radiant in the morning!”
I got the Faith in Face masks for Xmas last year from E’s sister. Totally in love with them! If you haven’t already started using face masks or it isn’t part of your routine yet, you should definitely give it a try! Look out for my reviews later of the sheet masks from Skin Republic and Cettua, which are currently the only brands available here in South Africa that I know of anyways. Thank you for reading!