Happy Sunday, everyone! On this Sunday night I am gearing up for a couple of hours of skin care self care before I head to bed and get some good sleep in prep of a big week ahead. Since I am going to do some skin care routines tonight I thought it would be a short and sweet post to share some of my favorites with all of you 🙂
Face masks, skin care, and other trendy products have become very popular in the last year. I personally do a different kind of mask 2-3 nights a week and usually no more often than every 3 days. Sunday nights are usually a night I always use one in prep for an early bed time before a new week. It’s a nice way to relax and close your eyes to unwind for the last 15-20 minutes before bed.
Every other time I do a mask I use a charcoal-based one to clear up any breakouts or prevent them before they start. The charcoal mask is cream based and you apply with your fingers and then let dry on your face before washing off with warm water. I use the clearproof charcoal mask from Mary Kay and have really been happy with the results and how clean it makes my face feel.
On the off cycle when I’m not using the charcoal mask I use a sheet based mask. These masks I always buy from Target and I have tried many different varieties but I have found the miss spa brand to be my favorite. They are about 2-3 dollars a mask and are sold individually at Target. You can also order larger quantities on Amazon which is a little bit more cost effective if you find one(s) you really like! My two favorites from this brand that I buy a handful of at a time and use in a rotation with the charcoal mask are the “hydrate” version and the “24k gold” version. Hydrate of course provides deep hydration and helps to prevent drying out of your skin. The 24k gold mask is really unique and provides this shimmer and radiance to your face. Both of the miss spa masks are “sheet masks” so you just place the sheet over your face and press it close against your skin. Then lay back and relax and when the 15-20 minutes are up you just have to peel them off and toss them. Very low maintenance and then you can let the remainder of the product soak into your skin.
One other type of “mask” that I use in my rotation is one specifically for the under eye area. I received these grace & stella energizing eye masks in one of my FabFitFun boxes and loved them so much that I have continued to order them when I run out. I usually use these about once a week and love the concentrated effort on the under eye area. It helps to reduce puffiness, restore an energetic look to your eyes and help you to look more well-rested. They are also touted for their anti-wrinkle prevention. Especially on weeks where I find myself feeling tired this can help to boost some energy in my face!
Last but not least….your face isn’t the only place you can use a mask — my parents got me an awesome gift this year for my birthday: paraffin wax and oil therapy boots from “glove treat” that you can warm up in the microwave and place on your feet to treat and soothe tired skin and keep them moisturized, especially during the winter months. Each pair of boots can be re-used 4 times. I often get callused and tired feet so using this treatment about once every other week is perfect for me. I warm the boots up in the microwave and then close my feet in the boots from about 20-25 minutes letting the oils and wax heal the skin. Then as soon as I take my feet off I put them in some thicket socks to keep the oil and moisture trapped in so they continue to treat. I know most people are freaked out by sleeping in socks but it truly doesn’t bother me so I usually keep the socks on all night and then in the morning my feet are extra soft!
I hope this post gave you some good ideas to invest in your own self care routine! If you have any questions about any of these products feel free to reach out to me. I also would love to hear if you have any “can’t miss” skin care products that I don’t have on this list because I’m always looking to try new things 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and have a wonderful week.