Covid-19 isn’t going away anytime soon, according to the experts, and so we’ve all had to resign ourselves to the fact that mask-wearing is our new normal. From disposable masks, reusable masks, and designer masks, thankfully, now we have options. Y dejame decirte, I’m embracing the fashion masks porque por ahi viene Thanksgiving y Navidad. A combiner se a dicho.
But, what about when you get home from work, shopping, or errand running, etc. and your skin feels itchy, tight, tender, and red? It’s time to embrace a weekly mask to replenish the moisture and bring your face back to where it needs to be.
Sheet masks are my personal favorite, but any type that is right for your skin type would work. After you’ve cleansed your face and patted it dry is the perfect time to break out your mask.
Proper daily skincare goes hand in hand with your weekly masks, so you want to make sure that you’re also adequately stocked with cleansers, toners, exfoliants, face moisturizers, lip masks, and eye creams.
Here are some budget-friendly options to keep in your stash since this whole mask thing seems like a long-haul kind of thing.
Neutrogena makes a fantastic face mask called Moisturizing Hydro Boost Hydrating Face Mask. This trusted brand brings you 15 minutes of relaxation while it moisturizes and rejuvenates your skin. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, so your skin is always in tip-top shape.
Burts’ Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask with Watermelon is clean (as always), phthalate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and works wonders on combination skin! You can find it at Target. You know you’re going there anyway for no reason at all, so why not swing by the beauty section and grab a few.
Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Sheet Mask packs a punch with these natural ingredients to tickle your fancy. Watermelon controls oil, cucumber attacks your fine lines, and Aloe Vera shrinks your pores. I can almost FEEL my skin firming up just thinking about it!
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask: This gem is suitable for both oily and dry skin. With coconut extract and egg extract, it works to bring your skin to just the right hydration point to revive your face. I’ve used this one personally, and it is ah-mazing!
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb, The Super Hydrating Mask, holds a half a bottle of hydrating serum in 1 mask. It seems wasteful since we wouldn’t ever use half of a bottle of serum in one use on its own, but I’m grateful they did this! The result is 24 hours of hydration and moisture locked in all day long.
So, no te preocupes, there is hope for your “mask-face.” Think of it as forced self-care. If you weren’t doing it before, now is as good a time as any. En esta epoca de Coronavirus, we should not only be careful with our defense in regards to our health but also our offense when it comes to our skin. So get your online carts filled for that drive-up pick-up service and get your mask on.