Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7 face masks that are not just for Halloween!

Those of a certain vintage will remember dressing up for Halloween back in the day.  And when I say dressing up, I mean wearing a black sack as your outfit and one of those plastic face masks that made your face sweat loads and you always had to stick your tongue through the small opening for a laugh, only to cut yourself.  Ah good times.  While I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween, I'm fond of wearing a face mask all year long and these ones are not just for the spooky season!  I've picked out just some of my favourite masks that I reach for when my skin needs a little extra somethin' somethin', so let's get cracking shall we!

This is one of Image Skincare's new launches from earlier this year and is said to help the skin's ability to resist stress.  Well when I tell you with the amount of stress I've had recently, I've been lashing it on like a good thing in the hopes it will help said stress!  While helping with the stressy bits, it also helps brighten the skin and increases skin's firmness and tone - something I'm conscious of as I hurtle towards my next birthday.  It's blue, it helps tighten my skin and it's deadly!

I love this mask for a few reasons, the one being that it's the absolute craic using it! You can watch it in action on my Instagram where I filmed using it for the first time while simultaneously ruining an Ariana Grande Song.  It has an iron based formula along with ingredients including carrot seed oil, vitamins E, C and Argan oil and when it dries, the magnetic spatula is used to remove it which is so satisfying!  It leaves a light film on the skin which I love as masks like this can tend to dry out the skin.  Not so with this.  So.  Much.  Fun!

PS... Naturals Overnight Sleep Mask - €2.50

This is part of Primark Beauty/Penneys' Vegan Society accredited Naturals range and was the first product of the bunch that I tried out.  I love an overnight mask and this one contains organic coconut water and Kakadu plums.  I like to apply a thin layer all over the skin, let it absorb and then hit the hay.  While this leaves my skin feeling super smooth, it's a bit too heavily scented for me, but you might like it.  I think with the resealable top, it makes for a great mask to bring away if you're travelling!

Again, this is a handy one for travelling, especially if you've been on a plane and need to give your skin a moisture boost.  And it contains Vitamin B3, otherwise known as Niacinamide which helps both brighten and hydrate the skin.   I find it so hard to peel back the lids of these tubs and end up having to slice my way in, making a grand mess.  I'd love if the tubs were resealable because for me and my mush, there was a bit too much product in it for one use, and if I wanted to multi mask, I'd be left with way too much.  But this is great at giving my skin some much needed hydration station across the nation.

This is another one of Image's new launches this year and is a mask I reach for when my skin feels like it needs a good clear out.  You know when you've been wearing loads of makeup and your skin feels congested and scaldy?  A layer of this helps to clear out my pores, helps even out my skin texture and balances the flora in the skin too.  You have to be looking out for your flora don't ya know!

I have been known to overload my skin with product, only to have it screaming out for some TLC and that's where the Soothing Mask from L'Occitane comes in.  I always sound like Louis Walsh when describing this because it looks like a yogurt, it smells like a yogurt and it's fun Simon, it's fun!  I digress, but this legit looks, feels and smells like you're applying a berry yogurt to the face and that's thanks to the fact that it contains blackcurrants.  This instantly cools down, calms and soothes my skin when it's angry and I have to fight with myself not to eat it... I haven't.. Yet..  This is a gorgeous mask if you've been mean to your skin and it needs some loving.

When I want to feel like I'm in a spa, when in fact I'm sitting at home in my fleece, the Yon-Ka Masque 105 is the one I reach for.  It smells incredible and it contains three kinds of clay that help purify the skin, tighten pores and brighten the skin too.  I love that despite feeling that it really does tighten my massive pores on either side of my nose, it doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped or tight. If Yon-Ka brought out a perfume with this scent, I'd be all over that!

And thus ends today's post where I waffle about some of my favourite face masks!  Thanks for reading!


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