3 Masks for January Skin

Sunday 8 January 2017

January is payback month from my skin. It's payback for all of the late night wrapping sessions, chocolate binges and indulgent Christmas parties (which more often than not ended with me forgetting to remove my makeup properly). It also doesn't help that in my quest for "New Year New Me" I've made drastic changes to my diet, good changes, but still changes that my poor long-suffering skin has to learn to deal with. With all of the above taken into account I can hardly blame my face for misbehaving, so it's important that I treat it with a little TLC. These are the 3 masks that I've been using to help beat the post festive season blues.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
I really can't talk about this mask without first mentioning the delicious cinnamon scent. I've never had pumpkin pie before, but if it tastes as good as this mask smells then I better get baking! Scent aside, this product is a miracle worker for troublesome skin. I tend to use it no more than twice a week as the results last a few days after use, and because it is seriously strong stuff. It leaves my skin looking so much clearer as it really helps to unclog pores, clearing away any nasty bits which may have caused future blemishes. When first applied it may burn a little, but I find that after a few uses the burning feeling becomes more of a tingling sensation, however if you feel like it's a little too warm then I recommend only keeping it on for 3-5 minutes. 

Origins  Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask 
This is my go-to mask for when my skin is too sensitive for the Peter Thomas Roth Mask. This offering from Origins is far gentler, but still does a wonderful job at keeping my blemishes at bay, and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft for the next few days. This is a traditional Charcoal mask so it helps to dry out any blemishes, making them shrink much more quickly. It's worth mentioning that this can be a little bit drying for very dehydrated skin like mine, so I like to double it up with a moisture mask.  

Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask
I spoke briefly about this mask in my skincare routine post, but it's worth mentioning again because I adore this product. It smells like roses (my favourite scent), so I was always going to like it, but it also does an amazing job of adding a burst of moisture, making my skin to look glowy and fresh again. I like to use this a couple of times a week, though it is gentle enough that you could use it everyday if you needed to. It's just a really lovely mask that I would recommend to anyone who wants to put the life back into their January skin, and it's affordable! 

Thanks to these masks my skin is slowly starting to recover now, and though I tell myself that this year I'll look after my body a bit more, we all know that as soon as someone cracks open the seal on the first Quality Street tub of the year, all of my good intentions will fade away. Let me know what your go-to masks are in the comments!


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