For all the wonders a simple 10-min face mask can propose, sometimes one is just simply the undisputed king. Face masks, whether they are for hydration, acne, brightening, exfoliation, or whatever else may be vexing your skin – are one of the best ways to give your skin that boost it sometimes truly needs and definitely deserves. They are the restart function on your phone (is there one?), the CTRL+ALT+DEL key selection on your computer, the erase tool in Photoshop, but for your face instead. And every once in a while your skin is in such dire need of sweet relief and an unrelenting dose of TLC in the quickest fix possible. Especially when it’s strung-out and stressed-out. Which is why I’m very elated to introduce the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask as that rescue 911 we all need to call upon every once in a while.
Whilst that my skin waged war on me with both the hormonal breakouts and closed comedones happening all at once, it were these conditions that my face was in a constant state of discomfort. The breaking point for me ensued when aforementioned issues had completely commandeered full authority, causing so much as any type of facial expression to shoot pains from the enlarged, red bumps littering the entire chin area. I was ready to storm the Bastille and needed a partner in crime. I browsed Sephora forever trying to find just a calming mask, I didn’t need any added fluff or fancy extras, just relief. And that’s how I found the FAB Oatmeal Mask.
Shortly described as “A deeply hydrating mask that calms, nourishes, and smooths distressed skin.”, it’s beyond true to its name doing exactly what it says it will do. Whether it’s for dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin, this is a wonderful mask that hydrates, calms and leaves skin feeling velvety smooth and soft aftewards. I use this twice a week to regulate some of the remaining hormonal breakouts which have been reduced down to just before and during that time of the month, but no longer take place outside of that period. Which, thank god. It significantly decreases the redness in the inflamed bumps and has restored comfort back to my mug with its cooling effect formula. Did I mention it smells like delicious shortcake?
While I only requested relief, the Oatmeal mask delivered on so much more, i.e.; hydration, radiance, balance, etc., it has gone beyond healing my skin from what was taking place. My skin is almost back to what it was before it started freaking out 4 or so months ago and I sometimes get a little emotional over that, which is why this is a 100% repurchase for me. Thank you First Aid Beauty.