Make The Change: Face Masks

So I’m halfway through this week’s blogging marathon and to prepare myself for the final stretch I’m just going to kick back for a while with my face slathered in a heap of mineral oils, parabens and synthetic fragrances (all in the name of beauty of course) whilst I watch an episode, or more likely two of a box set… Ok, let’s talk about Face Masks.

Obviously I am not going to be doing that on this or any other evening, however many will be. A face mask may not be the first thing you think of when changing your products but if you think about it, it makes pretty good sense.

If you think about it face masks are some thing you use intensively. When you apply a mask to your face you invariably leave it on your skin for a sustained period of time; consequently those potentially harmful ingredients have more time to be absorbed into your system. Choosing an organic mask means that you are reducing your exposure to these ingredients and the potential risks that long term use can bring.

Home made face masks are a great option if you have the inclination, however if you are looking for an off the shelf product then you won’t go far wrong with these babies…

Looking for a mask to hydrate and rejuvenate? Try..

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask (£30.00)

If you can get past the super long name then you are certainly onto a winner. This is one of my all time favourite masks (I use it 2-3 times a week!) and I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t like it. A hydrating cream mask which makes a huge difference to mature, dehydrated skins.

If you want clearer skin then try…

Neal’s Yard Remedies Palmarosa Purifying Mask (£26.50)

A deeply cleansing facial mask which detoxes and rebalances skins which suffer from congestion. The green clay base and purifying palmarosa oil help to unblock your pores and clean the skin whilst minimising the appearance of blemishes.

If you are looking for an all-in-one product…

Nourish London Kale Enzymatic Exfoliator (£18.00)

Designed for daily use in the battle against urban pollution, this multi-tasking treatment is a cleanser, exfoliator and mask in one. Rich in betacarotene and vitamins C & K, the inclusion of kale extract helps protect skin from damaging free radicals caused by stress and pollution.

 

What is your favourite face treatment?

 

 

 

Images: (1) Soil Association; (2) Pai Skincare; (3) Terre Verdi; (4) Neal’s Yard Remedies

 

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