Face Masks: an obsession

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I’ll be the first to admit that I have a serious addiction to skin care. I love reading articles about skin care products and all the ways to keep your skin glowing. It’s pretty safe to say that my friends and family know me well, beeecccaaauuusseee I got a plethora of skin care products for Christmas!

I do face masks twice a week, so I go through quite a few. My bathroom drawer is currently stocked FULL of products so I thought I’d share some of my favorites! Face masks are one of my absolute favorite things. They’re so easy to throw on while cooking dinner or folding laundry and my skin always feels SO much better and hydrated after I’ve washed the mask off. Here’s some things I’ve learned about face masks and why I continue to use them.

  • They’ve been used for thousands of years. Cleopatra’s use of masks is a famous example. She not only bathed in milk but also applied egg white masks to her face. Stories of facial masks made from a variety of natural ingredients—including mud from the Dead Sea—are found in nearly every ancient culture.
  • Face masks work by driving ingredients closer and deeper into the skin, infusing your pores. Product from the face mask is able to deep cleanse the pores and clear pores of dead skin cells, metabolic wastes, and the oily substances that clog them.
  • Using face masks reduces fine lines. Having a regular skin care and face mask routine can reduce signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. They also help keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, which helps give your skin a more even texture, tone, and firmness. There are also masks that target collagen production of the skin, which also helps with clearer, firmer skin.
  • Masks are an excellent way to target specific issues such as acne and visible aging. There’s a mask for just about everything. Different ingredients target different issues, such as acne, rosacea, aging, dry skin, etc. Clay masks are known for clearing the skin of excess oils, which are better for oily skin types while mud masks are known for their hydrating properties. They’re water based, which helps moisturize and refresh tired skin.
  • Sheet masks are super quick and great for hydrating the skin, giving the skin nourishment and extra moisture. Only bummer for me is, they never fit my face! I always end up cutting them into pieces and then applying them to my skin.

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Hope you learned a little bit about skin care while you were here!

xoxo,

Amanda

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