Masking is a big part of my skincare routine – I make sure to mask at least once a week. I must admit that when sheet masks came into my radar I completely ditched the wash-off face masks for the ease and convenience of sheet masks. I am finally back from lazy-ville and I’ve been using wash-off masks more often in the recent months. Let me show you the ones I have in my routine and my thoughts on them.
Note: I have normal to oily skin which is acne-prone and I have hyperpigmentation.
*OXY Charcoal 3-in-1 (R65)
This is a new product from Oxy which can be used as a cleanser, scrub or mask. Seeing as it is in this post, you can tell that I use it as a mask. It has activated charcoal which is a wonder ingredient and is said to: unclog the pores and detox the skin, leaving skin looking clearer and more purified thereby enhancing skin tone . It also has some yummy ingredients like: almond oil, olive oil and salicylic acid. After using this product my skin feels soft and smooth. This mask does have micro particles hence why I use it as a mask and not as a cleanser. Fun fact: this is the one mask that scares my daughter the most when I have it on, lol!
Corium Green Tea Clay Mask (R120)
I love this mask because even though it’s a clay mask it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry after I wash it off, I don’t even have to follow it up with a hydrating sheet mask. I recently used it when I was in Abidjan because my skin was acting up (was it something in the water / air? I’m not sure) and my skin definitely looked and felt better the next morning.
The Ordinary 30% AHA & 2% BHA Peeling Solution (R115)
This product is more of a peeling product than a mask but I’ve included it here because it’s one of those products that I use regularly. I’ve done an in-depth review of this product on this post.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask – Glow (R160)
This mask is claims to exfoliate and brighten the skin. When it first launched it definitely gave me the vibes of the red clay that women put on their face when working out of the field. This mask also contains micro particles which don’t concern me much because I don’t rub it on my face. It might not be the most used mask in my collection but when I do get around to using it, it leaves my face soft and smooth.
Those are all the face masks that I’m using. Have you tried any of them? What is your favourite mask?