I am a total sucker for a good mask, it’s probably what I own the most of (along with pink glosses) because it’s something I do at least once a week to keep my skin looking healthy. Masks are one of the few spa treatments you can do at home that will absolutely change your skin. It’s true! My niece was struggling with breakouts and had taken Spironolactone (which my derm prescribed for me and I declined) and was talking about trying Accutane when I got her into a regular masking routine and her skin has completely turned around with virtually no acne and much less scaring.
Dullness? There’s a mask for that. Dryness? Yup, that too. Any sort of skin issue can be greatly improved by using a mask and often times you can see a difference right away, like I do with Caudalîe’s Instant Detox Mask from their new Mask Wardrobe collection. There’s a mask for whatever skin issue plagues you, but the detox one is perfect for me.
This mask is epic for a few reasons, but I really like how it’s so easy to apply and remove. I know that sounds trivial but I can think of a few nights I skipped out on a treatment because I just didn’t have it in me to soak and chisel off dried clay from my face. Even though it’s red clay, the formula is a gel-cream so it’s smooth and dries to a light film instead of a hardened crusty plaster that cracks when you smile. This sort of ease matters to me because I usually have about 20 minutes to mask after the girls are down and before hopping the shower, like I was doing below with Meatball (who was still not feelin me after the haircut I gave him earlier that day.)
But more than just ease of use, it’s a very grown up clarifying treatment when you want to clear out, refine, and tighten pores without totally stripping your skin. My face looks brighter, more even, and rested after I use it and I know that clearing away all of that debris helps my serums to penetrate better too. It’s a great habit to dedicate 10 or 20 minutes to a week when you consider how great the results can be.