Mask Madness

While I’m not really an NCAA fan, I do my fair share of madness in March, which is why I’m bringing this lovely set of posts to your screen. Inspired by my exploration of skincare products (which I feel like no one really focuses on, but is as important as what you put on your face), I have decided to devote half of my weekly posts to masks. All kinds of masks. Every kind of mask that is currently in my makeup kit, on my vanity or in my dresser drawers.

There are many different kinds of masks and here’s an introduction. Much of the time, people think “mask” and think back to those 80s high school romcoms that have girls sitting in a room at a slumber party with cucumbers over their eyes and some sort of unidentifiable green slime all over their face. This is not the be all and end all of all masks. Observe:

  1. Clay masks are generally made from natural clay dirt that is made into a paste and then placed on the skin. The clay then draws out impurities and purifies the skin as the mask dries. There are a variety of clay masks made from different natural clay bases.
  2. Peeling masks are masks that literally peel of your face like a layer of dead skin after they have dried. They’re usually great for feeling refreshed and renewed and are not as harsh for the skin. They can be used on a more regular basis.
  3. Sheet masks are sheets of paper, made from natural fibers that are imbued and impregnated with natural substances that can help the skin in a variety of ways. Generally sheet masks are more focused in scope and center on an aspect of the skin that needs improving, like brightening, rehydrating or cleansing.
  4. Natural masks are generally made from all-natural products and focus solely upon the healing qualities of food items like fruits, vegetables, oils, oatmeal, etc. They are great for people with sensitive skin, generally, since they come directly from the earth. Natural masks are also more accessible since many of them can be made in the home.

This is just a grand overview of what I’ll be focusing on in the coming weeks, with some other posts sprinkled in, of course! Stay tuned and get excited…

It’s time for MASK MADNESS.

 

Happy adventuring!

Love, PB

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