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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Skin Junkie Review: Face Masks

Hi Guys!

I realized that I am such a skin junkie but I never talk about it on my blog when it's something tht I feel comfortable about giving others advice about and just sharing great products.

Let me start off with some background info about me and my skin:

I am 22 years old with combination oily/dry skin that and sensitive and scars easily.

I started developing some mixed skin type problems towards the end of high school that was triggered by various stressors and hormones. I had rosecea, pigmented, uneven complexion, and a lot of awful scarring. Now that I am older and know more about my skin, I treat it as best as I can and take note of anything that irritates it.

Today, I'm just going to run through some of my favorite facial masks. You should use masks at least once a week to hydrate your skin and bring back the youthful glow that gets lost in long work or school days. Plus, it tightens pores and purges them of dirt, trapped bacteria, etc.

Here are some drugstore products that I really adore and use RIGHT NOW. One is drugstore price and one is handmade and all natural. I will explain home made skin masks after.

I am currently in love with Freeman's Feeling Beautiful Facial Enzyme Mask in Pineapple.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Enzyme Mask, Pineapple

Starting off, it smells AMAZING. It's straight up chilled pineapples being smothered all over your face in a cool watery gel like texture that's pretty much clear and easy to apply. I like that this mask isn't chunky and no seeds or exfoliants get stuck under my nails during application. It applies smoothly and you simply just hang out with it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off. It would be great during the summer for sunburn or sun damage.

This is 6 fl oz for only $4!!! And there are so many other flavors!! :D


Moving onto a chunkier and all natural vegan product, lush's magnaminty mask!

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/110/a/AAAAAh6YejQAAAAAARCvYQ.jpg?v=1213807729000I have been a huge fan of magnaminty ever since my friend who works at lush made me try it out. It's not just vegan but handmade by workers all around the world who are getting paid minimum wage for their services. All containers are eco-friendly and it's simply a wonderful company. Magnaminty is thick and chunky with gritty seeds and a feel good minty smell. It makes you want to eat it actually... haha. You don't have to refrigerate this lush product (like most of their masks) and you can use it on your back or trouble spots. It hardens on your face and will start to crack after your ten minutes is up. It's portable and great for travels since the container has a screw on lid. Since this is handmade, it is pricier! This container is $20.


Those are currently my rotated skin masks and whenever I finish one up, I purchase another one. :D
Both of these face masks leaves your face feeling rejuvenated and tight. Just make sure to use some toner and moisturizer to seal in the awesomeness. I know that it can be costly taking care of your skin but you don't always have to spend much to get a nice facial at home weekly.

For quick natural remedies at home for a skin pick me up, you can easily forage your kitchen and make a wonderful face mask as well. A lot of people don't know it, but cucumbers are not the only fruits you can lay on your face. Actually, cucumbers probably don't do much compared to tomatoes or or other citrus fruits.

http://stylezplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/fruit-msk.jpg All you need to do is find a ripe fruit, slice or smash it up and apply it to your face!

Most fruit help tighten pores and clear your uneven complexion with natural bleaching agents. If you have scarring to deal with, lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits are your best bet!

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If you feel adventurous, you can mix and match to create your own face mask as well. Use olive oil or honey to create a friendly mix with one of your fruits. Of course, citrus fruits won't mash well in a mix but a ripe peach or banana can definitely go with some natural honey. You can even turn it into a natural sugar scrub just by adding pure sugar (not splenda or substitute sugar).

One time face masks can be anywhere from $1-$3. Why not just use the supplies available at home? Besides, fruit smells good and you can even eat the leftovers. :P

That's all for today's skin care tips everyone. If there's anything you would like me to cover, leave me some suggestions! Thanks for reading guys.

Cheers,
Dana


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