Skincare; Two face masks that work for me.

Two face masks for problem skin
Two face masks for problem skin
A good skincare routine is something that has become very important to me, especially as I have suffered with problematic skin over the years, which can be very disheartening.
Over the last year or so, I have noticed my skin becoming a lot clearer and luckily now only ever get the odd spot here and there, not a face full of them. Touch wood. I think this is a mixture of getting a little bit older and a good, solid skincare routine that I follow.
There are two face masks that I use weekly, in order to keep my skin in check and help keep my skin looking the best it can…
Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask – Origins £26.50
As you can see from the name and the tube, it is a thick black mask that is designed for oily/acne prone skin to help keep any problem skin at bay. I use this once a week, after I have exfoliated my face (I use the gin zing face scrub, also by origins) and let it sit for a good 20 minutes, sometimes longer. It does dry very quickly however, making it difficult to move your face after a long period of time.
It contains Bamboo Charcoal which apparently draws out the impurities, White china Clay – to absorb environmental toxins and Lecithin – which dissolves the impurities that have just been drawn out.
Once I rinse this off, my face does instantly look softer and any redness looks reduced. Something that this mask doesn’t do, which I’m extremely happy about, is break me out a couple of days later, as that is what I found with other face masks that are designed to ‘draw impurities out’.
Skin Nourish Mask – Bobbi Brown £34.00
After I have rinsed the Clear improvements mask off, I then dry my face and use the Skin nourish mask straight away, to add moisture to my skin. It says that its best for ‘Normal to very dry skin’ & to use it ‘3x a week’. However, as I have more of an oily skin type, I just use it once a week to add extra moisture to my skin to help it look healthy and ‘glowy’.
This mask is enriched with coral grass and Green Algae, which are ‘powerful moisture magnets’, helping to repair the skins natural moisture barrier and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
I slather a liberal amount onto my face and leave it around 5 minutes to let some of it soak in, I then tissue off  the excess product and rub the rest of whats left into my skin and sleep in it overnight. When I wake up, my skin is so soft and looks a lot fresher and healthier in general.
After using so many different face masks in the past, I find that these two really do work for me and my skin, especially when used together, which is when I see the best results.
Let me know if you have a favourite face mask or a specific routine that you use which work for you and your skin type…
Sophie x
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12 thoughts on “Skincare; Two face masks that work for me.

  1. I still sometimes struggle with spot in my T zone, so I most totally check these out! My skin routine needs a bit of a mix-up! I’m currently using a mint one from Lush cosmetics! 🙌🏻💕


    1. The origins one is so good, especially if you struggle with your T-zone! Ooh, I never go in Lush, but perhaps I need to go in and have a little look at what they have x

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  2. my skin is awful for blackheads but also being dry…i tend to have blackheads near my chin but my cheeks n nose are so so dry! I use The Body Shops 3-2-1 treatment nd it does some gud! x

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    1. Yeah my skin gets dry on my cheeks and nose sometimes. Especially all this cold weather we have had! The origins one is so good if you struggle with blackheads 🙂 I will have to check out the body shop range x

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    1. Awh thankyou! Yes the origins one is really good, it just helps to make any break outs look less angry, but doesn’t break me out afterwards which is what I found some face masks did to me! x

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  3. I definitely want to try that charcoal mask, I’ve been meaning to find a good one for ages! I’ve been using Lush’s Cosmetic Warrior face mask recently and I love it, it really cleans out my pores and shrinks them as well!


  4. I love reading skincare posts! When I was a teenager I never suffered from bad skin (I know I was lucky) but my skin seems to be getting really bad just lately so I’m always on the lookout for new products! Great post hun I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you!

    Jess //


    1. Awh yeah my skin seems to be getting better just recently touch wood!! But the origins mask is lovely & doesn’t break me out either 🙂 xx

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