Don’t you just love that feeling when your skin feels so clean and so fresh??
The older (or ‘less young’ I prefer to say) I get, the more conscious I am of how my skin is looking. After all, skin is our largest organ.
Have you ever noticed some days your skin looks or feels worse than others? What we put both in to and on our bodies effects our bodies inside out.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But people also tend to forgot how absorbent our skin is. So all these moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, cosmetics and so on that we use on a daily basis, our skin is absorbing what’s in these.
Last year I was made aware of Parabens. To my horror, I didn’t realise how many products I’ve used over the years that contain Parabens.
Parabens are preservatives used in wide range of cosmetic products, including (but not limited to) makeup, shampoos, conditioners etc. They can also be found in many food products, but I’ll save that for another post!
While I am slowly improving my eating habits to benefit and help me become healthier, I am also watching what I put on my skin.
I recently received a wonderful package from Beauty Stones with some green tea facial masks. I am not kidding when I say I am absolutely in love.
Like many women, I wish I had the time (and budget!) to frequently go for facials and special treatments, but just as much, I love a night in when I get to relax in my loungewear, (and my staple fluffy socks) and treat my skin, especially my face.
My past home facial masks have usually been various clay masks that I need to spread over my face and can get a bit messy, though I do love them. So trying this green tea face mask for the first time was a breath of fresh air in itself just for the ease of it.
To use, you just need to give your face a good clean before gently removing the mask from the packet and placing it over your face. The best part? Just sitting back and relaxing as per the instructions for 15-20 mins. I mean, you shouldn’t go against instructions, am I right? 🙂
After removing the mask, any serum that’s left you just gently massage in to your skin until it’s all absorbed.
When I first placed the mask on, (and note I didn’t keep them in the fridge), it felt so cool against my skin. Incredibly refreshing. And of the many many serums I have tried, my skin doesn’t always absorb them, even overnight ones, my skin will feel oily in the morning. But I had no excess serum left when I removed my mask.
Can I also just say how nourished and soft my skin felt afterwards?! It felt brand new, completely rejuvenated. I wanted to keep touching my face (but please don’t!!). With each use I fall more and more in love with these masks.
I like to leave mine on for 20 minutes as I prefer my skin to naturally absorb the serum.
All the products at Beauty Stones are paraben free.
There are a variety of face masks to best suit your needs depending on your skin.
The green tea which I have been using so far is good for anti-acne. With each mask infused with the natural ingredient of green tea extract, it can do wonders for our skin. Green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants. This means it has cell-protecting functions, which in turn helps our skin to combat acne and unwanted blemishes.
I’ll be trying the Honey mask next, which is good for hydration and I’ll let you know how that goes!
In the mean time, here is a list of each of the masks you can try and what each benefits.
If you’d like to try any, they’re all at very reasonable prices, aaaaand, you can get an extra 15% discount from yours truly with code CHANTAL15
- Pomegranate: Good for Anti-Aging.
- Papaya: Good for Anti-Wrinkle
- Honey: Good for Hydration
- Green Tea: Good for Anti-Acne
- Aloe Vera: Good for Anti-Inflammation
- Pearl: Good for Whitening
Go on, treat yourself!!
*Some of these were sold out at the time of me writing this post, however if you’d like to be notified as soon as they’re back in stock, drop your email below and I’ll let you know when you’re favorite mask is back 🙂