Unfortunately winter left behind more than just some gross salt stains on my boots. My skin suffered big time. I already have super dry skin and have dealt with eczema all my life. But these past few months, there would be times when I would step out of the shower and it literally felt like I had a ton of facelifts all at once. My face would get so tight that it would hurt. I would slather on moisturizer every morning, but it just wasn't enough. So I went on a mission to fix the situation.
Face masks have been all the rage lately, and I truly don't know why I didn't try them sooner. But since I was new to the game, I didn't really know which masks were good. I bought a few little ones to test out.
Let's start with my favourite. The Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Mask. It's a really thick cream that you apply all over your face, leave on for 10 minutes, then wash off. I found this mask to be SO hydrating and effective. I even noticed a difference on my skin the next couple of days after application. It left my face feeling so soft and smooth but not greasy. It has coconut and avocado oils that my face totally loved. And so did my nose -- it smelled amazing! I have tried a couple other products from the Yes To line and so far I haven't been disappointed by any of their stuff. I totally recommend this one!
The nügg masks found their way into my shopping cart almost purely because of the packaging. They were so cute and tiny, I just couldn't resist. I loved that they were individual pods for per-use basis so if I didn't like them, I wasn't committing to a lot of product. I used the entire package but there was quite a bit in there that I could've easily saved half for the next application. I bought the nügg Hydrating Face Mask and the Revitalizing Face Mask. Both of them had a more watery, gel-like consistency. The Hydrating one left my face feeling hydrated and smooth, as it promised. The Revitalizing one felt (and smelled) like peppermint gum on my face. It was very refreshing and cool. They have a lot of other "flavours" all of which serve a different purpose and maybe one day I will get around to trying them all, but this time I wanted intense moisture. And I'd give the Hydrating one a 7/10 in that category because it just didn't feel like it was as hydrating and powerful as the Yes To Coconut mask.
These days my skin is much happier thanks to these weekly mask applications and much less artificial heat being blown on my face. I also have a fun natural mask recipe made with 100% kitchen ingredients that I can't wait to share!
What do you use to keep your skin hydrated? Do you have any treatments that you recommend? Do you just live in the South or SoCal and have perfectly hydrated skin year-round? You can tell me, I won't be (too) jealous.