I've been using face masks for years and I think they are a great way to improve the appearance of your skin as they contain more active ingredients with higher percentage of them than your average face cream.
There are hundreds of face masks on the market, many pretty impressive but also coming with an alarming price tag that not all of us can afford. So I decided to share with you mine three favourite affordable masks which I've been using for a long time and can highly recommend.
My skin is mainly combination/oily with many imperfections like clogged, large pores, bumps and some hyperpigmentation and these masks help to keep my skin clear, softer and more radiant.
Botanics Ionic Clay Mask Shine Away, 100g, £6.99 currently £ 4.66
If you're skin is on the oily side, prone to blackheads and pimples this mask will be excellent to remove impurities from your pores, keep them looking smaller and leaves your skin smoother and clearer.
It's your classic clay mask that gets harder on the skin absorbing excess oil and drawing out dirt and dead cells from the pores. It also helps soothing and clearing out breakouts. It's easy to remove with wet flannel/face cloth and it doesn't dry up the skin.
In the last few weeks I've been using some other clay mask including the well known Origins Clear Improvement and I don't see them being so much better than the Botanics offering. I think, for the price, everyone needs this mask in their bathroom cabinet.
Good Things Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask, 100ml, £5.99 currently £3.99
This is another clay mask that helps to draw out impurities but it also contains papaya extract which gently exfoliate the skin leaving it bright and soft. The addition of Manuka Honey and Beeswax deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. I love this mask, especially at this time of the year when my skin is certainly dehydrated and any kind of extra hydration is much appreciated.
After using this mask my skin is left super smooth and visibly brighter and radiant. Another bargain mask that everyone should try, especially that Good Things is a brand which doesn't use any nasties in their products.
PS. it says on the packaging that the mask shouldn't be used by people allergic to bee and wasp stings so it's better to do a patch test before using it on your face if you have any doubts about your allergies.
nspa Skin Reneval Gel, 125ml, £7
nspa is a brand that is not very well known unless you do your grocery shopping in Asda and you came across their products which they stock only there. I've tried a few things from them and I think it's a highly underrated brand as there are some real gems, like the Skin Renewal exfoliator.
This gel-like mask need to be massaged into the skin, left for a couple of minutes and then massaged again till it turns into oil when is time to remove the product from the skin. The mask contains fruit acids which gently exfoliate the skin leaving it super soft and radiant. The addition of Essential Oil of Neroli hydrate and nourish skin which makes it perfect for any skin type, even the driest.
This exfoliating mask is super gentle but effective and leaves my skin smooth, nourished and much brighter.
Next time you do your weekly shopping, check the skincare aisle for the nspa products :)
Have you tried any of these face masks? Which budget friendly masks can you recommend? Let me know in the comments :)