Face Masks For the Soul
I love pampering and nourishing my skin once a week using face masks. I opt for those that are loaded with pure concentrated oils, flower extracts, herbal extracts and many other nourishing ingredients like plant stem cells. It is a relaxing ritual for me, where I let the face mask rest for 10-15 minutes – my eyes shut with my favorite scented candle lit on the side.
Today’s blogpost is on four face masks that I’ve been using in rotation.
- CHANTECAILLE GOLD RECOVERY MASK
This gorgeous mask is truly gold and will work pretty well in the coming winter months. It is extremely nourishing and soothing for the skin, thanks to its powerful ingredients such as black current seed oil, probiotics, 24k gold and silk extracts. I apply a generous layer and keep it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off or sometimes even keep it overnight. I wake up with a rejuvenated, radiant skin the next morning.
- LOVINAH DEEP HYDRATION MASK
This mask was sent to me by @theboxwala – the brand has a fabulous range of clean, plant based, cruelty free products that one can purchase online. The Lovinah range comprises African botanical products that are made in small batches. Just behold that colour! The mask contains fabulous ingredients such as, sea water and marine extracts, along with plant stem cells. The mask soaks up excess oil & impurities leaving the skin feeling soft, well hydrated and fresh. It’s suitable for normal/oily/combination skin. It may sting a little, so I leave it on for 10 minutes.
- VOTARY INTENSE OVERNIGHT MASK
Another recommendation sent by @theboxwala, this one is a powerful blend of active and nourishing ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, rose hip oil, camu camu extract, chia seeds oil etc. It has always shown results. I leave it on overnight, and my skin definitely looks clearer, smoother and well hydrated the next morning. Also I love the subtle/ soft fragrance of this mask.
- DIY: NEEM & ALOE VERA FACE MASK
I’ve always loved whipping up my face masks using natural ingredients. Aloe Vera & neem definitely top the list and perhaps, are the mostly easily available ingredients too. I use homegrown aloe vera and neem. Wash a handful of neem leaves and grind them. Next, add 2-3 tablespoons of freshly extracted aloe vera gel, a teaspoon Multani Mitti, a pinch of turmeric and 1/4th teaspoon orange peel powder. Blitz everything together & keep the mask overnight in the fridge. Grind it again if need be. The pack leaves a calming and cooling effect.
I’d love to hear from you all! Do try these out and let me know how they work for you in the comments below.