As a woman with very problematic skin (spots, blemishes, oiliness, you name it…) I’ve found a love of face masks over the last year or so. I tend to prefer clay-like masks over hydrating or sheet masks; here are a few favourites.
This is for the hardcore gals only. If you have sensitive or even remotely dry skin, I’d advise you to stay away from this one! But, if like me, you have oily and blemish prone skin this mask is a dream!
Not only does it smell surprisingly great, it has so many great benefits; the flecks of charcoal in the formula works to exfoliate the skin really well, whilst the clay draws out any possible impurities your skin may hold.
If you’re blemish prone like me, I’d recommend you use this a couple of times a week to clear your skin up.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask – £5.99 (as of 27/11/2016)
Although a clay mask, this one is much more gentle on the skin than the Himalayan Charcoal mask from The Body Shop. It works just as well to draw out impurities but is much more suited to those of you with skin on the more sensitive side.
Similar to the Himalayan Charcoal mask, this is quite harsh on the skin, but works fantastically to draw out any impurities in the skin. My skin always feels completely clean after using it.
It claims to be a 3-in-1 mask, but honestly it has more than 3 benefits in my experience. It exfoliates, deep cleanses, draws out impurities, creates a glow and somehow leaves me skin feeling really soft.
A total winner in my book.
Innis Free Sheet Masks – £0.99
Like I said at the beginning, I’m not usually one for sheet masks, they don’t really do much for my skin. I think they’re great for hydration and calming effects; if you have dry or overly sensitive skin these masks are for you! They work wonders for dry skin.
There’s so many different types of masks on offer from Bija and Blackberry to Green Tea or Aloe. There’s an option with skincare benefits for everyone and at 99p each they’re a steal!
I tend to use these sporadically, I prefer to use my clay masks more frequently to sort my skin out and then use one of these every other week or so to give my skin a shot of deep hydration and calm.
What are your favourite masks? I’d love to discover so more great ones!