The time has come to put away all those thick layers and take out the the clothes that allow you to show more skin (#sayNOtofloralprints). Spring is here (wishful thinking is good right?), and it's time to become the fresh faced person everyone wants you to be (let’s be real).
Getting fresh faced is easy if you have a great complexion and a well hydrated face. If you are among the 99% of the population and don’t have either; welcome to the club. Now as part of a well deserved spring cleaning, that everyone does this time of the year (ew if you don’t), throw away all those barely used bottles and tubes of face products that you bought that one time your friend said it worked for her (or him, hey gay boys), and start anew. Anyways, you have me now, and this club is gonna get real, and quick.
Now, I can’t help you in terms of which products you should moisturize with and clean with and all that (that is for some other time). What I can do is tell you about things that are quick and easy (waiting is so 1995) and actually do something beneficial for your skin.
Enter the world of face masks. #alwaysobsessed
Masks are a great way to give a great glow and help you feel fresh and ready for those Instagram worthy shots (selfie game will be strong). However, I have two rules that you should follow. First, if you have dry skin (like your flakey friends) then you should never use any mask that is going to be physically abrasive (no abricot seeds or anything with clay). In this case, exfoliate once a week with something that is soft and use a mask that is hydrating (coconut water, essential oils are super hydrating). Secondly, if you have oily skin then do the opposite. Clay masks are your friend (any kind of clay is bueno). Clay helps to absorb oil and other impurities so your good to go with that once a week (more and your gonna look like you burnt your skin, cause that's what happens)
The trick is to not over do it (being extra is great but not with your face).
Here are some safe bets that I recommend and use frequently (see I did homework):
No. 1 : L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Cleansing Mask
This is a great clay mask that helps to remove dead skin and impurities while leaving refreshed face. I use it after a long weekend of drinking and casual shenanigans. This is a great skin saver and I never miss my weekly appointment with it. Find it for like $10 at Walmart (yes, Walmart)
No. 2 : Sephora Collection Rose Sleeping Mask
This baby right here will take the thirst right out of your skin and make it feel like it was never that girl that gave her number to a guy at a club at 3 AM. I always keep of stock of them since it just plumps up the skin and keeps it hydrated (never greasy) no matter what the weather is outside.
Plus they are only $4 at Sephora (and it lasts more than one application. Shhhhh.)
No. 3 : Still Spa Essentials Mask Collection
I have no idea how I found these bad boys but wow did they change my life. I currently obsess over the black charcoal peel off mask (yes you actually peel it off your face). It's the only one that I can actually see it take off dead skin and it also brightens and hydrates. Honestly no complaints. They also have a variety of versions, some that you leave on and rinse others are peel off as well. The thing is I couldn't find them online but they are available at Walmart and they are $2 each (which is nothing, and you have no excuse).
Bonus: Sephora Collection Green Tea Eye Mask
This stuff right here will take those designer bags under your eyes right back to the store where they came from. Truth is, this is my secret weapon. Running on 3 hours of sleep? No problem. I put them on while I get ready in the morning and nobody ever has said to me "Wow you look tired today." I just ain't about that life (and you don't need that kind of negativity in your life). It's $5 and also at Sephora.
Try them out and let me know what you think (or not, I like them already). Now you may go forth and put that fresh face forward (and let the world see what’s hiding underneath all that dead skin). Just try not to think of me when you have your mask sitting on your face for five minutes (kinda awkward).
Confessed and obsessed.