Spa days are an amazing way to unwind and feel your best. However, for the women out there who just don’t have the time, or are unable to splurge, worry no more. These are my top 2 favourite facemasks. They are both so versatile, inexpensive, and best of all…totally worth it.
Turmeric Face Mask: Turmeric presents amazing benefits internally as well as externally. In terms of your skin, it’s anti-inflammatory, which will help to reduce any redness, as well as any acne/pimples. It’s also great for helping reduce pigmentation, scarring, and to overall brighten up your skin. The combinations for turmeric are endless. A common facemask recipe includes: turmeric, chick pea flour, and yogurt or milk. I have very sensitive skin, so after trying this out, I found that I was definitely allergic to something. After some time, I narrowed down my recipe to: turmeric, milk or yogurt, a little bit of honey, and some lemon. I swear this instantly brightens my skin and helps to calm down any inflammation. All of the ingredients for this mask are very inexpensive and can be found at your local grocery store or probably right in your kitchen! You can try Googling “turmeric face mask” to find many recipes that include this versatile ingredient. This mask is also great because I’ve heard of people even using it on other areas to help with acne or scarring such as their back or arms. Depending on your skin type, some recipes may work better for you than others. Be careful if your skin is prone to any sensitivities or irritation. Play around with turmeric until you find your perfect recipe, and I promise you’ll love the results! The most important thing is to stay consistent, and be realistic with your expectations.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask: This mask is phenomenal! I haven’t been able to find it in stores anywhere, although I believe some Whole Foods Markets may carry it. I got it off of Amazon for $15.00 for 1lb (Super cheap!) and I still have so much of it left. In combination with a bit of apple cider vinegar, this mask literally draws out all of the gunk inside of your pores and cleans your skin so well. It’s great for blackheads. It is also said to help acne over time, or can be used as a spot treatment for any breakouts. If your skin is sensitive, like mine, this mask may be tricky to use. I leave it on for about 10-15 minutes, and after washing it off, I do have a lot of redness and feel some irritation. However, it goes away after half hour or so. Be careful if your skin is prone to irritation or any sensitivities. This mask can also be used for clay wraps, foot soaks and more. Like the turmeric mask, it is so versatile. Though you should also stay consistent in order to see great results. I like to compare this to Glam Glow’s Super Mud Clearing Treatment Mask, which I haven’t tried, but have heard so much about. It is quite a splurge, so I recommend trying the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask first, as it works amazing and offers so much more product for a more reasonable price.