Current Mask Favorites from Dr. Jart, Boscia, and Kate Somerville

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Today I thought I would talk about a few of my current favorite skincare masks. My skin type is combination/sensitive and I am definitely prone to breakouts. I use masks for a variety of functions, depending on the season and what is going on with my skin. Below are some masks that I am currently enjoying.

I recently had to go to an even drier climate than Colorado for a conference and both during the trip and after coming back, I found that my skin has been more dry than usual. As dryness leads to excessive oil production in the t-zone, I am trying to rehydrate my skin so that oil production stays more normal.

The Boscia Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask is a sheet mask that is single use.  I like that this mask is actually two pieces, as most sheet masks are one. I feel that the two pieces allow for more control over where you put the mask and how it fits. The formula contains tsubaki (also called camellia) oil, glycerin, and Vitamin E. I find it to be very hydrating and it has not caused any breakouts for me, which is always a concern.

The Dr. Jart Dermask Water Jet Hydra Solution is also a sheet mask. This may be my favorite sheet mask of all time, at this point. I love that it  hydrates skin, but also contains ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. This is wonderful if you have problematic skin, as many masks that are designed to control breakouts are not very hydrating. Personally, I find that breakouts are diminished using this and that it calms any redness from breakouts that I have.

The Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute is cream formulation that comes in a tube. A little definitely goes a long way with this one, as I have had the tube for quite some time and still have a lot left. This mask can be used a couple of ways. You can put it on and remove or you can massage it into skin. It can also be used on  the eye area, which is nice. I tend to use this on my eyes and also on the cheeks. I am too oily in the t-zone to use elsewhere, but I find that using this on my cheeks really helps calm the dryness that I sometimes have there. This also has a beautiful floral smell from the various floral extracts in the ingredients.

As I mentioned, acne is a skin care concern of mine. I find that exfoliation and also treatments help deal with breakouts and the flaky skin they often leave behind. I like sheet masks a lot because they are single use and also very portable for traveling.  The Dr. Jart Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution is great for helping to control breakouts and clear out pores. I do find it to be more gentle than most detoxifying treatments, which usually just leave my skin parched. I also like that it contains ingredients meant to help fade current scars that you may have, which is a common problem for acne sufferers.

The Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is a great choice for me for exfoliation. I like that you initially massage it on and let it sit for a couple minutes so that it draws impurities from the skin. It gives a gentle exfoliation and tingles when it is sitting on your face. I am one of those people that loves the tingly feeling because to me that signals it is working, but I know it is not for everyone. There is also a gentle version of this available if your skin is very sensitive to physical exfoliants.

I hope this is helpful to you in deciding on some masks or discovering something new that will help your skin. I know that I am always on the lookout for new skincare products. What are some of your favorites?

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