Sunday Mask Madness: A weekly event

Hey there! I wanted to start a weekly post about skincare so I decided to do a Sunday posting with SUNDAY MASK MADNESS. I am going to try and review a mask every Sunday along with unbiased reviews of any trendy masks and remedies.

When it comes to skin care so many people can do skincare right and wrong! Like myself I have made a lot of skincare accidents growing up especially in my teenage years…. and unfortunately even now!! Masks are either over used or under rated. I was one of those people that thought “OF COURSE 20% GLYCOLIC ACID MASK EVERYDAY IS GOOD”  Um? its really not! For a few people it works, for others it’s a irritating mess! Now this doesn’t mean that I am against any glycolic acid products as I have a lot and I still use them all.

The most important thing here is education.  Too much glycolic acid can actually strip down your skin making it thin, after all it is an acid! I suggest using low percentage glycolic acids for every day use and save the big hitters for once a week NOT everyday!

ANYWAYS…

I was having issues with using too much glycolic acid so I decided to back off a bit. I had done a lot of reading about turmeric being excellent for inflammation of the skin and had my eyes on First Aid Beauty’s Ginger and Turmeric Vitamin C  Jelly Mask. Now I’ve had my eyes on this mask for MONTHS. I heard really good things and some not so good things so after entering Sephora with my fiance who was leaving the next day…. (YAY FOR RETAIL THERAPY IT HEALS ALL WOUNDS)  I bit the beauty bullet and decided to splurge. It was 40$ CAD or 32$ USD.

(I actually took a break and browsed Sephora while writing this lol)

I actually tried it last Sunday when Eric had left to go home to Wisconsin. Now at this point I was actually a red disgusting mess after crying for a few hours with very little sleep. I wanted to do something to make myself feel better so I opened up the jelly mask and got started.

I cleansed first as I always do with any mask application. Since my skin had been wonky to my own doing AND it had been stressed out and red and puffy due to my crying 😛 I like to use two different cleansers throughout the week. I used Yes To Coconuts Cream Cleanser with my Clarisonic and it makes for a nice easy gentle cleanse.  The mask came next, and my firsts thoughts of inner dialogue about the mask went something along the lines of this: “WOW THIS SMELLS SO GOOD, AND LOOKS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! DID I JUST WASTE 40 DOLLARS ON THIS… WHY YES I DID?”

Well I put it on anyways and it was extremely refreshing and it helped that it smelled good. I hoped into the tub with a bubble bath and had the good mask on for 20 minutes. I rinsed it off with water after the time was up and noticed a few slight changes right away. My face was so less red! Okay so remember here I had been bawling for most of the day…..

My face was quite beet colored and now it was definitely a slight pink and looked way happier and less angry and blotchy. I was impressed that maybe my 40 dollars for this mask wasn’t such a waste after all? 

I went to sleep that night and noticed a few more differences when I woke up, I was less pink and I looked a little bit more alive and less zombie like. I did only get about 5 hours of sleep so I did still look pretty dang tired but I was impressed it was able to take away a lot of my blotchiness and redness overnight too. 

IS THIS MASK WORTH IT?

ABSOLUTELY. 

IT TURNED MY RED POTATO FACE INTO LESS OF A POTATO! YAY!

BUT IF YOUR BUDGET IS TIGHT MAYBE WATCH THE FIRSTAIDBEAUTY’S WEBSITE OR SEPHORA OR ULTA AND SEE IF IT EVER GOES ON SALE. 

  • Pros
  1. Gentle AS HECK feels amazing on my skin!
  2. The smell is amazing
  3. Cooling power!!!
  4. Softness of Skin
  5. Redness was less and irritation was gone
  6. If I could use it every day I would.
  • Cons
  1. EXPENSIVE! ugh why do all the nice things costs so much money
  2. I WANT TO USE THIS EVERYDAY! (probably shouldn’t)

 

Have you tried this mask?

Have you tried something similar?

LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS

 

Bye for now

xoxoxo

Gamergirldelux

 

 

Disclaimer: I don’t know what the heck I am doing most of the time and I am NOT an expert so go see a Doctor or Dermatologist if you got issues! Thanks.

 

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