I don't always make enough time to give myself masks regularly. I don't know why, since I certainly notice the second my skin looks dull and tired or dry.
Because I love a good gadget, my favorite process is twofold. First, I like to give myself a mild micro-dermabrasion at home, using the PMD Personal Microderm. This handy wand uses a disc that removes the dead skin from your face, revealing younger, fresher skin. It's basically a tiny sander for your face. (I don't know why I equate facial gadgets with workshop tools. It must be my crafty, country upbringing.) You can't hurt yourself with it if you follow the directions. It gives noticeable results quickly. You can read my original review, here.
I find that my skin tends to be more dry than anything else, so masks that add a lot of moisture tend to be my favorites. For the last seven or eight months (!) my favorite has been the Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask from First Aid Beauty. I'm waiting to dive into several of their other products and after reading the reviews, I'm chomping at the bit to try them! (I'm under a doctor's care at the moment and can only use what she's prescribed.)
Back to the Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask. It contains ingredients that increase moisture, reduce inflammation and fights antioxidants. It only takes ten minutes to work, it leaves your skin feeling wonderful and the price won't break the bank. Take a look at the key ingredients:
RELIEVE ITCHING & IRRITATION: Colloidal Oatmeal
REDUCE INFLAMMATION: Bisabolol
MOISTURIZE & NOURISH: Shea Butter
COMBAT FREE RADICALS: Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract (Sea Buckthorn), FAB Antioxidant Booster
This is definitely one of the best masks I've used to combat my dry skin, no matter what the season!
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