Transitioning temps can take a toll on your skin, so it’s important to refresh your beauty products as the seasons change. Whether you’re headed back to school or just looking to update your regimen, face masks could be a great addition to your skincare routine this fall. While a single face mask won’t cure your woes instantly, investing in a few different options and creating a habit can make a difference. So if you’re looking to treat your skin to some TLC, here are three at-home face masks that work wonders on sensitive complexions.
The Sheet Mask: Yes to Cucumbers Calming Paper Mask
If cool air has your face feeling dry and irritated, the Yes to Cucumbers Calming Paper Mask is for you. Cucumbers are proven to decrease inflammation and redness, so this mask will even out your skin tone while providing intense moisture. Skincare experts say cucumbers also cool and shrink blood vessels, and can therefore reduce puffiness on and around your eyes. There’s a reason you’ve always seen women unwind with cucumber slices!
One of the best parts about this mask is how easy it is to apply. Simply open the package and place the mask on clean skin, then use your fingers to adjust around your eyes, nose and mouth as needed. Either relax or go about your day for ten minutes, then gently remove the mask and throw it away – no rinsing required! Massage the remaining serum into your skin, then finish with your favorite moisturizer to lock in the calming ingredients.
Pro Tip: This mask is also great to have on hand through the end of summer. Aloe Vera is one of the mask’s main ingredients, so it can soothe sunburned skin after a long day at the beach.
The Clay Mask: SheaMoisture Sensitive Skin Mask
To relieve your skin from irritation caused by the weather or your makeup, give the SheaMoisture Sensitive Skin Mask (available at select Meijer locations) a try. Key ingredients include SheaMoisture’s Peace Rose Oil Complex, which softens, smooths and moisturizes dry skin. Rose oil also has astringent properties to treat acne-prone complexions and serves as an anti-inflammatory to combat redness and irritation. SheaMoisture’s skincare line is made with natural and organic ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals harming your face. Did we mention their products smell wonderful, too?
To use, wash your face with your usual cleanser, then apply. Leave the mask on for ten minutes, then remove with a damp cloth and pat dry. Your skin will be left feeling calm and refreshed!
For more skincare tips from Karina Style Diaries, check out her YouTube video here.
The Mud Mask: Yes to Miracle Oil Primrose Mud Mask
If you loved the rose oil in the SheaMoisture mask, the Yes to Miracle Mud Mask is another great choice for you. It will leave your skin feeling squeaky clean and moisturized, but its gentle ingredients help avoid tightness or discomfort upon removal. The formula is also designed to reduce redness in your complexion, so your skin tone may appear more even after regular use.
Before you go to bed or after a long week, apply this mask to clean skin, then rinse it off after ten minutes. It’s like a professional spa treatment, but from the comfort of your home!
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