I’ve had a few requests on SnapChat, YouTube and for Beck and Call to showcase my favorite face masks and what I love about them/what they do for my skin. Instead of a video, I thought it would be nice to do a post on the blog… simply because I don’t always remember to say what I want about every product when I’m shooting videos, since I don’t use a script! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll likely know how crazed people are over masks: charcoal, sheet, gel, exfoliating, firming, brightening, and everywhere in between. They are literally everywhere!
As someone who receives a few beauty and skincare products throughout the year from various brands and PR firms, there are a ton I get to try. While it’s certainly so, so fun to test them all out, the sheer amount of face masks I own now has reached an absurd level. While I still do like to play around with the various ones in my cabinet from time to time, there are just a few that I have on regular rotation in my skincare routine.
Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask // Out of all the face masks featured here today, this is mask I use most often, because I use it as a leave-on treatment rather than a mask you apply then have to remove or wash off. When my skin is feeling super dry or irritated, I apply a generous amount to my face, neck and decolletage after I’ve completed my nighttime skincare routine. I leave it on all night, which gives this mask time to really seep into my pores and truly hydrate my skin. It’s got sort of an oily feel to it which sort of weirded me out at first, but it smells great and really does wonders for dry or tired skin! Unlike the exfoliating masks below, you can use this moisturizing mask as often as you like. It’s ideal for sensitive skin!
Tatcha Deep Hydration Lifting Mask // I’m totally guilty of buying a ton of inexpensive sheet masks both here and abroad. They’re just so fun to use, easy to travel with and a great way to relax after a long day! While most of the sheet masks I try probably don’t do all that much, this Tatcha sheet mask was one recommended by Lindsay, the
aesthetician skincare genius who does my facials at Joanna Czech here in Dallas. Every product she’s suggested I try I’ve absolutely loved, and this sheet mask is no exception.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask // The moisturizing mask isn’t my only Tata Harper mask. All of her products are just so good! I’ve recently been getting back into baths to soothe my sore muscles from BBG and FlyWheel (I’ve never really been a big bath person!), and I usually apply a mask to my face while I soak. This is the one I use the most often because it literally makes me feel like I’m at a spa. With this mask, you apply it liberally to clean skin and within 20 minutes it drys to a tight form on your face. You can basically feel your skin firming up while using this mask – not sure whether it’s psychological or it’s actually working, but I always feel like I look a little younger after using the Resurfacing Mask! The mask itself isn’t touted as a firming mask, but more like a peel. I just feel like it always leaves my skin so taut! It smells almost medicinal, so you know it’s doing work on your skin.
Colleen Rothschild Clarifying Detox Mask // Desperately need to give your pores a good clean out? With activated charcoal and clay in this mask, it releases trapped dirt, and the pure micronized silver in it helps keep bacteria at bay. This is a great option for those of you with combination or oily skin – I usually save this mask for moments when my skin is having a meltdown (like when I stopped Whole30!!). Definitely a fabulous mask to have on hand for big breakouts!
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask // If you’re looking for a mask that multitasks and gets shit done, this is the mask for you. I have pretty sensitive skin so I only use this 3-4 times per month. This mask exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, peels with AHA and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals. Truly a 3-in-1 mask! It may tingle and/or sting a little, but that just means it’s working – you can leave it on for 3-7 minutes depending on how sensitive your skin is. I usually wash it off after four! I leave this mask in my shower to use as I’m conditioning my hair or shaving my legs – it’s just the right amount of time. WARNING: you may want to eat it (but don’t!). The pumpkin scent is to die for!