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You should really ask me about my facial mask addiction. 🙂 Or maybe you shouldn’t. Because when I tell you that I stockpile masks like cat ladies stockpile all teh cute kittehs, you might think I’m a little crazy.
I just love masks! I think they’re great. Among my favorite skincare products, they’re probably second only to moisturizers, because of the skin benefits, but also because they’re a fun way to take a break from life.
Ya just put on your mask and chill for 15 minutes, and while I’m sitting there “in mask,” I totally forget about my chores and responsibilities. I don’t think about the dishes in the sink or vacuuming the stairs or doing the laundry. I’m totally preoccupied by the fact that I’m wearing a mask.
They’re a good way to tune out and focus on me. Plus, they’re an easy way to treat my skin.
I have masks from here to eternity, but I’m always looking for more (MOAR MASKS!). Up until recently, I had no idea there were so many different masks in the Beauty 360 line at CVS/pharmacy, and most of them are less than $8 (on sale the sheet masks are usually less than $4).
They’ve got sheet masks (sometimes called tissue masks), sleep masks, masks in tubes, masks in jars, soothing masks, smoothing masks, deep moisture masks, detoxifying masks, brightening masks, anti-wrinkle firming masks and masks just for your eyes, and they’re loaded with interesting ingredients like coffee and tomato extract, charcoal and green caviar.
They’re also affordable because, ya know, you’re at CVS, where you don’t expect to pay an arm and a leg, which means that if you’re already there getting emergency chocolate, wrapping paper or greeting cards, you can drop one into your basket without breaking the bank.
For the past couple weeks I’ve been using and liking some of their masks that come in tubes. I like that they’re gentle and don’t contain harsh, aggressive anti-aging compounds, just because I’ve been trying to avoid that kind of thing right now.
I also like that because they come in tubes, I can mix things up, like, if my combo skin feels thirsty, I’ll do the Hydrating Cool Calming Clay Mask all over my face except for my cheeks, where I’ll use the Brightening Radiance Mask, because I’ve got some uneven pigmentation and discoloration there.
Or, if my oily areas are even oilier than usual (the curse of combo skin), I’ll do the Detoxifying Purifying Mask on my forehead, nose and chin (it’s a good mild exfoliator), and then use either the Brightening mask or Hydrating mask everywhere else.
I’ll apply them and just sit and chill for 15 minutes while they work… Perhaps read Glamour or Allure, or watch makeup tutorials or Instagram kitten videos.
Then I’ll rinse them off, and apply moisturizer or a serum.
The nice-sized 4-oz. tube masks are regularly $7.99 each, and I think they’re a good deal for the price (they also go on sale a lot). My skin really likes them. I haven’t broken out once since I started using them, even though I haven’t been sleeping well, and when I rinse the masks off, my skin doesn’t feel tight, itchy or otherwise weird.
Another thing? Because these aren’t expensive, I like not feeling guilty when I want to use a little extra, which I usually do, in particular, with the Hydrating Cool Calming Clay Mask, which is my favorite one (I love aloe), whereas with more expensive masks I have to be very careful about how much I use.
This being winter, my skin has been drier and more sensitive than usual, but the Cool Calming mask helps. I use it before my regular moisturizer, and my skin feels less tight.
Do you ever use face masks? More importantly, have you ever startled somebody while wearing one? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,