Mask Mondays & My 3 Favorite Face Masks

13 Aug

I posted a silly photo on my Instagram stories recently and called it Mask Mondays… and then I realized I haven’t really posted much about my favorite face masks at all. I think it’s probably been around 6 – 8 months since I’ve started setting a reminder on my phone to do a mask each Monday, and I can really see the difference in my skin!

I have a few favorite masks… which vary by what time of year it is. For winter months, I tend to go with a more moisturizing mask and in the summer I pick one that is more exfoliating.

Let’s get on with it and check out my favorites!

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Find it here
Cost: $62 for 1 ounce
When I use it: Year-round

Source: Nordstrom.com

 

I received a .25 oz jar of this from somewhere – maybe from Birchbox when I was getting that subscription? I found it a few months ago in my beauty crap drawer and I’ve been using it constantly once a week for a few months now.

This is my absolute favorite mask. You spread on a super thin layer and let it sit for about 20 minutes. It claims that it “delivers instant glow, helps minimize the appearance of pores and is formulated to purify and remove surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.”

It totally lives up to the hype! My skin immediately looks more even and glowy and when I use it before going out I’ve actually gotten unprovoked compliments on my skin.

I’m at the point where my jar is almost empty and I still wipe at the sides trying to get at any leftover trace of the mask. I need to buy it again, but $62 for 1 oz jar hurts a little bit. My teeny jar has lasted quite a while though, so I need to just bite the bullet and make the purchase.

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
 Find it here
Cost $25 for 0.5 oz or $59 for 1.7 oz
When I use it: Summer

Source: Sephora.com

 

I bought this mask for a steal when FabFitFun was doing one of their annual sales. When I use it, the mask literally looks like I ground up some salad and stuck it on my face — complete with random leaves. It is really tingly though, which is awfully cool. It is supposed to “moisturize, exfoliate and lift away impurities without disturbing skin’s essential oils.”

I like this mask for summer time, because I feel like it sucks up any gross humidity/oil yuck that my face does after being outside in August. After I leave this one for about 10 minutes, I wet it a bit and smush it around a little to get in on some exfoliating action.

This one makes my face as smooth as a baby’s bottom and I like to follow it up with my Anti-Aging Power Serum (my recent post about aging skin).

Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask
Find it here
Cost: 4 for $28
When I use it: Winter

Source: Sephora.com

 

I was first introduced to Karuna face masks when I got a pack in a FabFitFun box and I totally fell in love with them. I’ve tried a few different varieties and the Hydrating + Face mask is my favorite. Next time you’re at a TJ Maxx or Marshalls, be sure to check the beauty area because I’ve totally snapped up some 4-packs for $10 – 12.

These are sheet masks, so each mask is for one use. According to them, “in a clinical test it results in 40% increased hydration.” I don’t know if my hydration is increased by 40%, but it is noticeably better!

Do you participate in Mask Mondays? What is your favorite face mask?

 

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