Can a Face Mask Make You Jump for Joy?
TBH, if you don’t have a go-to face mask that makes you feel like everything is right in the world, you need to read this. Many moons ago, I discovered a little gem browsing through the aisles at Ulta. The words “deep pore cleansing” and “oily skin” jumped out at me. I’ve struggled with acne and oily skin for a long time and have only recently started getting the tools I need to make my skin feel great.
Freeman makes a whole line of face masks, from regular clay masks to lizard-style peel off masks. I have been a huge advocate for all of their products ever since I picked up my first one–the mint and lemon clay mask. I usually find them at my local Ulta store for around $4, but you can also grab them on Amazon here: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask, Mint and Lemon, 6 Ounce . Because they’re so affordable I don’t feel bad having at least one of each type. One of their more recent additions is a black sugar scrub that will make you ~glow~. Get your friends together for a spa day and let them each take home a mask as a treat, they’ll love it!
Face Mask Tips
Any time you use a face mask, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:
- Don’t leave the mask on for too long. At a certain point, the clay can actually start sucking moisture back out of your face instead of replenishing it. I know it’s easy to get distracted and look up wondering if it’s been 5 minutes or 20, but do yourself a favor and wash with warm water as soon as the clay starts looking a little dry, and definitely before it cracks and gets itchy.
- To reduce bacteria coming in contact with your face, use a foundation brush to apply the mask. This also saves you from getting clay mask all over your sink and anything nearby, if you’re anything like me.
- When rinsing, don’t use water that’s too hot. Warm water is plenty fine, and it’ll help keep in the moisture that your skin really needs.
- Use a fresh washcloth every time, that way you’re not clogging your pores with old gunk and bacteria that can counteract all the good you’re doing with your mask.
- Every day might be a little much to use a mask, shoot for weekly (perfect for a lazy Sunday home spa) to perfect your skin.