Skincare Series Part 2: 5 Must Have Facial Masks

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This pretty much looks like me on a Saturday night. Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask anyone? But seriously, an important part of every skincare routine is a once a week facial mask. A mask gives your skin that extra boost to nourish and/or rejuvenate your skin. Masks can have many benefits:

  • deep clean pores
  • removes dirt and oil
  • exfoliate dead skin leaving skin smoother
  • hydrates
  • brightens skintone
  • reduce stress

There is a mask for every skin type and issue. I’ve tested a lot of facial masks and here are my top picks:

For a deep clean, to eliminate blackheads and tighten pores:  Boscia Luminizing Black Mask ($34)

I use this once a week to give my pores a deep clean and to get rid of dead skin cells. This mask is fantastic for oily skin and anyone that has breakouts or blackheads.

For an ultra hydrating spa-like experience:

KenzoKi Belle de Jour White Lotus Mask ($70)

This is a great mask to use after an at-home peel to rehydrate. It’s also a great stress reliever thanks to the calming white lotus scent. Pamper yourself once a week (or more) with a relaxing White Lotus mask. This is ideal for woman over 40 to restore moisture and radiance!

 For a refreshing, soothing & cooling mask that’s super fun to use:

Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask ($38)

Become your own mixologist and stir up a stimulating and revitalizing face and don’t forget your goggles!


A 10-minute mask to boost radiance:


Caudalie Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask ($40)

One of those “boosts” I was telling you about. Patented Viniferine, a natural compound from the sap of grape vines, brightens, lightens, and evens the complexion. According to Caudalie, it is 62-times more effective than vitamin C. Wowza! I’ve used this a few times and it’s a good all-round mask. When on you can it feel it tightening but not like a peel off mask–in fact, this one you wash off. I noticed an immediate radiance and softer skin. This is also gentle enough to use more than once a week.


 For problem skin:


DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask ($38) 

A clarifying treatment armed with the antiseptic properties of eucalyptus, the anti-inflammatory properties of aloe, and the absorbent power of purified clays.

What it is formulated to do:
Banish excess oil, minimize pores, and help prevent and heal blemishes with this weekly-use mask. It is an excellent solution for breakouts on the chest, back, and face, and multitasks as an overnight spot treatment. The potent blend of sulfur, eucalyptus oil, aloe vera gel, and bentonite and kaolin clays works to unclog pores, promote clarity, and regulate oiliness.

Do you have a favorite mask? Please share! 

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  1. I use Paula’s Choice Hydrating Mask. It’s not that exciting but it moisturizes really well, and I actually use it several times a week as a leave-on moisturizer as well. And it’s cheap, which is great, of course. That Bliss rubberized mask looks pretty exciting!

  2. I love Chantecailles detox mask, a mask for acne prones that doesnt dry hard. Its a godsend for me


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