Okay, let’s talk face masks. They’re fun, they’re relaxing and we’ve been experimenting during the quarantine. I (Mak) have super sensitive skin, so it’s hard to find something that works for me and does not break me out. Here are our favorites:
The Ordinary – AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Not gonna lie, this one is a bit scary. It looks like your rubbing blood on your face and it is definitely strong. You can feel the tingle as it works its magic. Don’t leave this one on for more than 10 minutes and if you’re in pain, wash it off immediately. Personally, I love this mask for a really good exfoliation! Plus, the price is unbeatable.
Origins – Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
I received this one as a sample and just started trying it out. I am obsessed! You leave it on for 10 minutes, then wash off. Afterwards, your skin is left baby soft and it looks even better the morning after. I was shocked that it did not break me out. I will definitely be purchasing the full size of this mask once my sample runs out.
Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Mask + Apple Cider Vinegar
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard bloggers and YouTubers talk about this DIY mask, so I decided to try it out. You need to mix equal parts of the Indian Healing Clay Mask powder and apple cider vinegar (you don’t need much). Mix it and adjust ingredient amounts until its a clay-like mask consistency. Warning – it smells disgusting! Then, just rub it on your face and leave it on until it dries. This mask is definitely drying, so if you have dry skin I wouldn’t recommend it. Also, it’s a very strong mask and won’t work for everyone. Some people online say they do this mask every day, and I just think this mask is way too strong…your skin needs a break. You can also use this as an underarm detox (I know it sounds weird), but leave it on your underarms for a couple minutes and then take a shower to wash it off. I swear this works wonders in the hot summer months!
Kiehl’s Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
Absolutely obsessed with this face mask! I started using it at the beginning of quarantine (March) and am already on my second bottle. This stuff is GOOD. Not only does my skin feel completely refreshed and like a baby’s bottom, but I totally notice a difference in my skin and my breakouts. I love using this when I have a bad breakout because I truly feel like it helps and really shrinks the size of my pores. I have always loved trying new face masks ever since I was in high school, but I can honestly say this is my favorite one yet and I will use it until it gives me a reason not to. It’s THAT GOOD!
If you’re interested in trying any of our favorites, you can shop them HERE.
Kell & Mak