Spring is here and I am feeling all the guilt since I haven’t taken good care of my skin and myself lately. And it shows, but what can you do? Of course, I can start by guzzling down lemon water (which I already do), loading up on veggies (the greener, the better) and cutting out sugar (for now). While these are great ways to prep for Spring, the best way to get my skin back to its clean and plump self for me, is getting serious with face masks.
Over the years, I find myself going back to my oldies but goodies over and over again and they don’t disappoint as usual. But there are great new additions in the natural skincare department that I want to mention as well, so I picked out my absolute favorite 8 masks for glowing skin this Spring!
For Squeaky Clean Skin
If your face can use a deep detox to get out the winter gunk and prep for that nice Spring glow, Origin’s Clear Improvement clearly is your best bud. It’s activated charcoal does a great job by cleaning your pores like nothing else can. My skin is on the sensitive side, but I never had problems with this one as opposed to other charcoal masks. If you’re hesitant when it comes to charcoal products, read on for 4 Ways To Flirt With Charcoal Right Now and give it a try. Gunk be gone!
Also a Charcoal Cleaning Sponge is a great alternative to use daily to cleanse and gently scrub your face clean.
For Super Smooth Skin
One of my latest finds, that might be up your alley as well, is Kiehl’s Turmeric + Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. It might be a mouthful to say it out loud but this stuff is not kidding! It removes dull winter skin very gently and instantly brightens and leaves a rosy glow on your face. The skin feels silky smooth after!
Last year, when I raided Sephora during my Prague trip, I snagged a sample size of Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Gel Mask. It was gone quickly, but did not disappoint. It contains botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya and chamomile and is excellent to calm and sooth skin, even after a sunburn. I loved using it during the hot and humid summer as well for its cooling benefit that also reduces puffiness. Beauty Tip: Put it in the fridge for that extra boost!
For The At-Home Facial
Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask is a new crowd-pleaser when it comes to all-in-one masks. The gel-like texture deeply hydrates, lightly exfoliates and clarifies the skin. It’s an all-natural mask and contains real Blue Tansy oil which gets all the praise right now. Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory nature can heal the skin from deep within and is also known for its amazing aromatherapeutic use. It’s the one I personally haven’t tried from the bunch but honestly can’t wait to take out for a spin or two!
For instant glow, Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Maks is where it’s at! Sadly I ran out of it and didn’t repurchase it thus far. It’s definitely on the pricier side but a little goes a long way and it’s 100% organic and cruelty-free! I loved the smell and how plump my face felt after using this gem. Take me back, take me back!
For Extra Hydration
Now we’ve come to my all-time favorite. I am talking about Fresh Rose Mask, of course! Actually, I was gasping for air this past weekend since I believed for a second I ran out of it, but then I remembered a little pot, I still had in the back of my drawer. Since my skin is a bit on the oily side, I never thought about hydrating masks, but I was very wrong. This one has a gooey consistency, smells heavenly and hydrates just the right amount. It instantly calms me down after a long day or when I am in need for a little me time. Needless to say, I always have to have this one on hand all year round!
For your eyes
I love a good eye-patch mask. Years ago, I would once a year splurge on those from YSL and cringed whenever I used them since they were so precious (and pricey). Ever since I discovered Sephora’s Green Tea Eye Mask Patches, I am not looking back! They are the absolute best, very affordable and I sometimes leave them on for hours when I am at home. The fiber patches visibly plump up and hydrate the delicate eye area and just do exactly what they promise! Sephora came up with a bunch of different ones, but I definitely like the Green Tea ones best!
For Very Dry Skin
Leave it to lil sis to surprise me with great tips. H&M’s Argan Oil + Rosehip Oil Face Mask is formulated for extra dry skin and a winner in her book. Affordable for every broke student and a great alternative to pricey face oils, she said. I’m intrigued, aren’t you?
What’s your favorite face mask for Spring?