MASK IT UP

best at home face masks for all budgets

I am a massive sucker for facial masks. I have started on a journey to heal my skin and have invested heavily in Mandellic peels to remove scaring and reduce breakouts… and make myself feel human again! After a decade of skin-woes, I am starting to finally reap the benefits of a good skincare routine grounded in professional facials. However, in the breaks between treatments, my skin still suffers so I have on hand, an army of mask that are worthy of mention and that are self-curated to do shit!

These are my favourite/ best at home face masks worthy of a penny!

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ILLUMUNATING/ LUXE – COLBERT MD ILLUMINO ANTI-AGEING BRIGHTENING MASK

Now ladies (and gents), this is not for the faint hearted I will admit. This sheet mask IS pricey and hard to get a hold of if you are in the UK, but bloody-heck – it is most definitely worth it! If you are wanting a mask that literally will change your life in 30 minutes, then this is certainly for you. The mask restores the skin by giving it a youthful glow, whilst it’s ingredients help to stimulate cell renewal  (Lactic Acid) and hydration (Hyaluronic Acid) and reducing pigmentation (Niacinamide). They are super easy to apply and what is even better is that there is plenty of serum left over in the sachet to apply to your neck

If you are after a decadent “just had sex” glow then these bad-boys are perfect.

DETOXING – BLAQ MASK

Want some heavy-duty, shit-is- about-to-get-real/ peel-my-face-off-please kinda action?  Then this Blaq Mask is your man. Not only does it smell like it is going to do something, but when you are peeling it off your face, you can absolutely feel like it is too. Yep, it kinda hurts but in a rewarding self-flagellation kinda way.

I use this peel off mask on my nose and chin once a week (along with their under eye patches #GetYourGlowOn) to remove blackheads and uneven skin tone. Works a treat and it bloody cheap as chips.

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BLEMISHES – L’OREAL BLEMISH RESCUE MASK

So in the above pic, I am actually multi-masking and to be fair, would recommend any of the range due to their affordability (less than £10) not to mention they actually work. But given my skin is so ratty at the minute with stress congestion, I have become an avid fan of the Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask after giving it a whirl at a L’Oreal Paris event I was invited to crash (with one of my talent – thanks for the comfy hotel stay, Flick). This bright blue mask is a blend of 3 pure clays mixed with Marine Algae Extract which congestion hates (and is good for my sanity). The mix helps to unclog blackheads and leaves your skin fresh without drying it out (added bonus).

BRIGHTENING – GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD BRIGHTENING TREATMENT

This is my first venture into the Glamglow range as I tend to avoid buying into hype. But sadly for me, avoiding the hype meant I was missing out an on amazing brand for ages. This grainy mask is a powerful and innovative luminosity-bringing concoction that helps perfection to the skin over a course of treatments giving you sexy in a flash!

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HYDRATING – FRANK BODY GLOW MASK*

Now, I am sure it might be confusing as to why I use a glow mask for hydration, but I just do! This Aussie brand (that is notorious for their life-changing body scrub that I cannot stop raving about) have an insane range of beauty products for all over the body. This thick mask that contains cocoa seed butter that helps with hydration, not to mention, it smells delicious, is non-drying (obvs) and last ages. I use a lot more in winter, or if I sat outside in the sun for too long or as a pep up to combat pillow face first thing in the morning.

PLUMPING – THE BODY SHOP BRITISH ROSE FRESH PLUMPING MASK

I love a good plump.. of the skincare variety, of course! The Body Shop were probably my first ever beauty purchase, and have been woo’ing me for almost 2 decades now (gosh, how old am I?!) so it is little surprise I have become besotted with their British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. This mask is 100% vegan and comes in the form of a gel mask that is infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and organic Community Trade aloe Vera. It helps to replenish moisture, plump up the skin and give a youthful glow. It also smells ruddy delicious and is the easiest to remove mask I have come across (massive kudos to you guys)

What is your go-to at-home facial mask?

Products marked with * were kindly gifted to me. All others were purchased from my own funds cause… beauty obsessed!
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