Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Sunday Rituals III: Basking in Maskings.

Oh heavens, I love a good face mask. I love a face mask that doesn't really do anything too. I love layering anything onto my face and leaving it there for 20 minutes, safe in the knowledge that it may or may not be slightly beneficial for my skin.

I'm a proper consumer and will by into anything that claims to be even hinting at a wonder product. With both of these factors combined, this is my bathroom cabinet:
Or at least that's the face mask shelf in my bathroom cabinet. It's my pride and joy.
We have:
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask - £20
Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask  - £8.99
Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - Sample
Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Deep Pore Detox Mask - £11
Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Facial Peel - £8
Dead Sea Spa Magik Mud Mask - £7.70
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Renewal Mask - £4.99
Ren Invisible Pores Detox Mask - £18
Superdrug Mud Therapy Raspberry Exfoliating Mud Mask - £2.59
Various Montagne Jeunesse sachets - Around £1, depending on retailer.

Now, I'm under the impression that too much of a good thing makes it not good... But my skin has returned to its original hardy "YA'LL CAN'T TOUCH THIS!" self so I'm back to plastering them on like there's no tomorrow. And this is how my Sunday Mask Session goes.

1. Exfoliate.
I will usually exfoliate first, either with an exfoliating mask or an exfoliating scrub. I do only exfoliate once a week, I don't think my skin needs it any more than that. The face masks usually come out more often though, usually on a Wednesday, if I forget to take my make up off before bed. That's only happened three times this year though, hurrah! This step usually happens while I'm waiting for a bath to run.

2. Cleanse.
Next up, I'll use a pore cleansing jobby. Usually a mud mask, or Montagne Jeunesse have a Blemish Mask that is amazing. This is one that I usually do while in the bath, letting the steam get to work with all the goodies I'm convinced I've layered on.

3. Moisturise.
After that I'll feel like all the skin on show is brand new, and as clean as it can possibly be and then comes the moisturising mask. The Sanctuary Spa Moisture Boosting Mask is the absolute best I've found so far. It's fairly expensive at £2-£2.50 for a 15ml sachet but I get two uses out of it so it doesn't seem so bad. This step I'll either get on in the bath after washing off the pore cleansing mask, or ill wait until I'm out of the bath and I'll layer it on and leave it sink in for as long as I can stand it before washing it off, it all depends on the condition of my skin at the time.

Today I went for the Dead Sea Spa Magik Mud Mask:
 Tiny eyes. I like this mask, but it smells vile. 

That was followed up the Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea &Lemon Peel Off mask. The second time I've tried it, and I must admit, I am impressed and I will be buying again!
FYI: This was it after I peeled it off... This is not a picture of it on my skin.

I'm always on the hunt for a new face mask to try, if you have any recommendations PLEASE let me know! Always willing to add to my collection!


  1. Ooh so many masks! Love the picture of the peeled off one haha. Just followed hun :)

    Katie xx

  2. You have a lottt of face masks ha X