Face Mask Favorites: Detox & Dry Skin Edition

October 15, 2018

Today I’m chatting with you about the face masks I have in rotation right now. Fall weather and a mild shift in temperatures means my skin starts to feel dry or generally lacking in luster. Albeit Vegas is still hitting the 70’s and 80’s for the daily highs, for the lows we’re already dipping below 60 and that is just enough for my skin to start behaving differently. Masking is one of my favorite skincare steps to indulge in, in fact, I’m completely obsessed with sheet masks because they’re so hydrating and I find I see the best results using a sheet mask. I do use the standard apply-and-rinse masks as well and I have a mix of tried and true treatments that I use 2-3x per week.

Aside from a solid skincare routine based upon your skin type and concerns, using weekly mask treatments is a great way to help improve issues from dryness and clarity, to texture and even acne. When it comes to masks, or skincare products in general, recommendations and picks depend on your specific your skin type and what you’re looking for.

  • Starting with a longtime purifying and detox favorite in my routine, the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores is really good for drawing out impurities, deep cleaning and minimizing pores, decongesting and clarifying the complexion. In fact, this mask played a major role in getting my cystic acne under control just two years ago. Just like with most charcoal-infused masks, while on the face it can feel a bit drying but after rinsing skin looks and feels so soft and smooth. This, and the Glamglow Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment are my go-to’s for clearing and purifying, however, I tend to repurchase the Origins every single time because it’s more wallet-friendly.
  • If I’m looking to add more luminosity to my skin, while detoxifying it and minimizing pores, the Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask works really well to enhance radiance and purify the complexion. This is a peel-off mask that has a nice goopy texture but doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin.
  • One of my favorite gentle moisturizing masks in classic apply-and-rinse format is the Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask. This one has been a game changer for me and is more of a do-it-all mask that feels lightweight on the skin. The Cocoa Moisture Mask is a cocoa-infused mask that visibly firms and hydrates for a radiant complexion. I love the creamy texture and it adds enough moisture to soothe dry skin and makes it glow without the greasy look/feel. It has the most wonderful refreshing clean feeling and I like the way the little capsules pop as you’re massaging the product onto your face. It also works really well to help calm irritated skin and reduce redness. If you’re super sensitive to fragrance, you may want to skip this one as it does have a very present cocoa scent. I personally love it though.
  • A new mask I’ve been testing is the Fresh Rose Face Mask. I’ve been going through quite a bit of samples to really get into it because most of Fresh’s skin products unfortunately cause major breakouts for me. So far so good with this one. It’s a gel mask infused with real rose petals, soothing rosewater, and a “smart” algae that “delivers optimum moisture.” It has a very nice soothing, calming and relaxing feel to it and leaves the skin soft and radiant. I absolutely love it!
  • Last is another new discovery, and includes the sheet masks from the A’PIEU Milk Sheet Mask Set that I purchased during Nordstrom’s recent Anniversary Sale. I have two (2) more left from the set and will replenish as soon as I run out. These sheet masks are some of the most hydrating ones I’ve ever tried as they are quite literally “drenched” in a milky essence but do not feel heavy or sticky. The amount of essence that comes with each mask is perfect to calm and soothe dry skin. Each mask targets a different concern and so far I’ve enjoyed all of them. Each is very moisturizing, hydrating, and brightening. The sheet masks are of great quality and the $12.00 value is difficult to beat.

If you’re on the market for a mask to help soothe and calm dry skin, I hope you found this roundup helpful. There are so many different kinds of masks and brands, and even though these are tried and true tested treatments for me, I do tend to rotate and change up my masking routine quite often. I love discovering and finding new favorites that eventually hold a place in my routine.

Do you have any favorite Fall/Winter skincare masks? Or masks to combat dry skin? What’s in your rotation right now? I always love to hear about my readers’ recommendations!

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  • Maheen Waseem October 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

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