Press : FASHION Magazine Beauty Panel [Challenge 91 : Face Masks]

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So I have a really odd situation with my skin. It’s a combination type — Oily in the T-zone with Normal to Dry for the rest of my face. My pores definitely clog up easily on a daily basis and I also have very dehydrated skin, especially during the winter! I’m also slightly sensitive and even though I’m not a teenager anymore, I still break out. With all these different issues, I’ve had my fair share of trying a plethora of different face masks!

To exfoliate my clogged pores, I love using clay-based masks. I was using Lancome’s Pure Empreinte Masque [AKA Purifying Mineral Mask with White Clay] for the longest time. I’ve recently switched to something a bit more on the natural side, using Province Apothecary’s Detoxifying + Clarifying Clay Mask with Glacial Clay and Maple Syrup [courtesy of The Detox Market]*. Both work well and I only use them on my T-zone, which is my most problematic area.

During winter, my skin gets uber dry, so even though I still need to exfoliate, I will often use a moisturizing mask. This past winter, I used Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Masque**. I wasn’t crazy about the scent of the product, but it worked well and my skin wasn’t as dry and flaky as usual.

Ever since my bridal makeup client told me she used moisturizing paper masks before her wedding to get that nice glow in her skin, I’ve grown a huge fondness of them now! I’ve used brands ranging from Perfective Ceuticals*, Montagne Jeunesse [courtesy of Obsessed Canada]* and Holika Holika* to name a few. They all have different price ranges, but generally work about the same. I love how you can throw a paper mask on your face and just continue with your day. And then 15-30 minutes later, you remove the mask and ooh, your skin suddenly feels so soft and smooth!

Product used : Holika Holika Tea Cafe Lavender Tea Mask Sheet*

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Maggie Ng