Facemasks are something I love using, especially when I want to pamper my skin, or if I want to treat any skin concern. Masks are also some of my favorite skincare items to buy. There’s just something about them, and I probably have way too many masks for my own good. I own everything from sheetmasks to bubble masks to clay masks and so on. I’m quite good at using masks, and one of the reasons why I mask a lot is that I want to get better at using up my stash. So, I thought to myself why not make a challenge out of it. I’ve been using some type of mask every day for 7 days, just to see if I could notice any significant results.
Day 1: Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Intense Hydrating Mask (PR Gifted)
All right first day, time for the first face mask. I decided to go with a moisturizing mask. Despite having oily skin, I love adding lots of moisture to my skin during the evening. The consistency is super light, and it feels like a gel moisturizer. At first when I applied it, it does feel sticky, but as the minutes went by it did dry down as a regular moisturizer would. I wore it for 20 min, and then rinsed it off. I noticed my skin felt soft, and even looked slightly plump. I did have a few dry patches around my nose, and noticed they weren’t looking as dry as they did before. There’s some more info on the mask on this post here.
During the week I always use a claymasks, mostly twice a week. So I decided to go for this one. It’s from a very inexpensive brand, which honestly was the reason why I bought it. But despite such a low price I was actually surprised by its results. It has a very smooth consistency and is very easy to spread. It does have a perfumey scent which I’m not too fond of, but it didn’t irritate my skin. It dried down within 15 minutes, but I kept it on for 30 min in total. I used a cellulose sponge to take the mask off, and my skin looked smoother and mattified. Sometimes I get some type of texture on my forehead, but every time after using this mask, the texture always seems to be minimized.
On day 3 I was starting to get a bit lazy, so I decided to slap on a sleeping mask instead. If you’re not familiar with these sleeping masks, you basically just apply some as the last step of your skincare routine, and then just go to sleep. You might also be thinking that adding placenta to your face sound gross. But honestly I wasn’t grossed out, but I’m still curious to know where exactly the placenta protein comes from. But back to the mask… It’s very cooling and has a gel texture. I put it on in the evening, and just go to sleep. The next morning my skin was feeling so moisturized, and had a healthy glow.
I could feel some of texture on my forehead again, so I decided to use the same charcoal mask again. If I was on a tight budget, and needed a clay mask I would go out and buy this again. So I applied this the same as I did on day 2, and left it on for 30 min and then rinsed it off.
Day 5: Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Intense Hydrating Mask (PR Gifted)
Yeah I know… I should’ve gone with a new mask. But I decided to go for this one again, just to help with those dry patches and to add some moisture. But this time I didn’t rinse it off, I just left it on for 30 min, and just wiped off the excess with my facial toner, and then proceeded with my regular skincare routine.
The best damn clay mask ever… It’s such a bold statement, but it’s the best one I’ve tried! This does not feel like a pampering mask, as it does make my skin feel quite tight and to some extend slightly uncomfortable. I really want to do an in depth post revolving around bentonite clay, so I’m not going to say too much right now. But I mixed the clay with some Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapeseed Oil and a little bit of Aloe Vera gel. As crazy as it sounds I left this on for 50 min, and then removed it with a warm washcloth. I wouldn’t recommend wearing it for so long to other people, so start of easy with this. It minimized my pores, my skin looked smooth and so much clearer.
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After the last night clay mask I wanted to go for something a bit more soothing, so I chose a sheetmask. It had a lovely tea tree scent, and felt very cooling when I first put it on. The serum was rather light and I left it on for 35 min. It did take around 3-4 minutes to absorb all the essence/serum, and left my skin a bit sticky. But it did provide me with some moisture, and my skin felt refreshed. More info on this sheetmask here.
My experience: Honestly it wasn’t lifechanging. I already mask 3-4 times a week, so it wasn’t a drastic experiment. I did notice some immediate results after each mask, and my skin looked more glowy after that week. But I personally don’t find it necessary to mask every single day for my skin, but I’ll stick to masking a couple of times a week. Maybe if you’re not a regular masker you may experience more drastic results. I does definitely take some effort to mask every single day, and there were days where I felt quite tired, but I was glad I pulled through.
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