When I think of a girl’s night in … I imagine lots of chat, copious amounts of laughter and… beauty.
I remember younger days when ‘the girls’ would get together for a sleepover and part of the fun was slathering ourselves in beauty products… in particular facial masks.
Sitting around, slathered in thick face cream … we waited… for a transformation.
Little did I know that I was already sitting on a miracle… youthful, beautiful skin that really needed nothing more than simple looking after.
The benefit of hindsight… what a luxurious concept.
These days it’s usually me and the mask… yes, we are old friends… but not nearly as much fun as we were in a group.
I need the relaxation… the way a treatment makes you stop, even for 30 minutes.
I certainly crave the benefits… the extra nourishing and polish they provide to a mature skin.
Do I use a mask as often as I should? No, of course not… When do we ever look after ourselves as we should?
Lately I have been trying and testing.
My top 3 are new ones for me, recommended by friends who swear by their particular favourite.
It’s hard to drag me away from my SKII love affair, but sometimes we need to mix it up a bit.
use the mask at night, this allows for the greatest absorption
apply to clean skin after cleansing and toning, either use before moisturiser or do not use moisturiser, avoiding the delicate eye area
masks are a treatment, between 1-3 times a week, depending on the mask, is sufficient
sun screen should be used the following day to ensure that the skin is protected
The Best Of The Face Masks
La Mer, The Lifting and Firming Mask… the royalty of all face masks with a price to match. Is it worth the cost? Yes… it’s beautiful and beneficial.
It should be applied sparingly so it does last… It is an indulgence and a serious luxury.
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask… more affordable, with a divine fragrance of cucumber and rose
this is one to use more frequently… hydrating, refreshing and firming
Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalising Face Mask… a sheet mask , like SKII, that works well on fine lines… the advantages of this mask are many… after a single application, there are noticeable differences… it really boosts the skin and makes it glow.
one to use the night before
p.s for uk readers the aromatherapy overnight repair mask is heaven