Having just posted a review of Lush’s BB Seaweed Face Mask I thought I’d add my little hints and tips for making the most of your face mask! You might find these obvious or common sense but hopefully I give some of you something to think on and adapt to your own guidelines.
So here we go!
- I like to do it fresh after cleansing my face on a day where I haven’t and not going to wear any makeup. Personal preference, I think it just makes the most of it!
- I like to set up a cosy little environment for myself. Cups of tea being obligatory but dangerous (watch out for flaky bits!), laptop on with blogs on screen, music playing and lovely surrounds. Today was rainy and miserable so I already had a cosy atmosphere. Love rainy days at home!
- I like to slather it on thick! Not excessively so, but i feel a thin layer might not do enough. i’d rather get less but awesome face masks than more average ones. I like to include my neck and eyebrows as I think they need the TLC too!
- Wait for it! No literally wait until your face feels tight and dry. Get the most out of this bad boy! Don’t exceed recommended waiting time for too long though as you never know if too much exposure will do damage instead of good.
- Grab a face towel and use hot water. Hot water will help the mask come off easier and open your pores to help all the icky stuff come out. Also a face towel with aid the exfoliating properties and make it less messy and faster to remove.
- I like to use a pore closing toner after I’ve pat dried my face with a clean towel and then let air dry. I do this just to make sure I’ve gotten all the face mask off and closed my pores to make sure nothing else can get in them after opening them with the hot water. I use Lush Breath of Fresh Air as it helps to lock in moisture as well.
- Then I use a moisturiser appropriate to what mask I’ve used. If I’ve done a heavy moisture mask I skip this step and just use a toner like Breath of Fresh Air as it seems overkill to moisturise on top. For a mask like BB Seaweed which is a middle ground mask that does help moisturise, I tend to use a light moisturiser to give it a bit of extra help and I use a heavy duty moisturiser after a very exfoliating or a deep cleansing mask. It’s all about balance I think!
|Also it’s compulsory to take lots of silly face mask pictures!|
If you do a face mask and take silly photos of you using one, tag me in them on Instagram at Zeeblikesit. I’d love seeing them! And feel free to comment your rules and tricks to a good face mask!
Thanks for reading!