So I definitely have what I would call “problem skin.” I’ve struggled with acne my whole life, and while it’s better now than it was in my teenage years, I have no shortage of scars, redness, and the more-than-occasional pimple. It sucks. There’s no other word for it. And while I would give anything to be one of those porcelain-skinned beauties who doesn’t even need to think about concealer, I do know a number of really great products that can help combat skin flare-ups when it’s a tough week. And three of those products are LUSH Cosmetic’s fresh face masks.
Face masks are awesome in general because a) they can transform your skin in 10 minutes and b) they feel like a true way pamper yourself. Certainly my true idea of spoiling myself is a night of ordering take-out, painting my nails, and putting on a face mask. LUSH’s fresh face masks are extra fabulous because they use freshly squeezed juices, extracts, or whole fruits and vegetables. Basically, it’s like putting a smoothie on your face. That means the masks need to be refrigerated and even still they only last about two weeks, but I don’t mind if it means I’m putting real ingredients on my skin. Here are the three LUSH face masks that have rocked my world:
My favorite LUSH face mask, the catastrophe cosmetic has two great things going for it. First, it’s incredible for skin redness. Blueberries, calamine, rose absolute, and chamomile blue oil calm your skin right down until you have an even tone. Second, it smells divine. Definitely the most luxurious mask and the one that truly has my heart. Any imperfections that you have are always better after using this puppy.
If you have active acne, this is without a doubt the mask for you. It doesn’t smell particularly good… in fact, it reeks of garlic and tea tree oil. And it also has a less even consistency than the other masks with a more liquid base with chunks of “matter” spread throughout it. But that being said, after using this, your skin will look a whole lot more clear the next morning. The garlic and tea tree oil are both awesome for treating acne, plus egg whites and honey are used to tighten pores.
3. Love Lettuce
This LUSH’s best exfoliating mask. Ground almond shells give your face a gentle but through scrub, and I immediately have baby soft skin after using it. Lavender oil, seaweed, and honey provide a calming effect that also combats oily skin. This is a great general mask for people who lean towards oily and want to put a little pep in their skin.
Have you ever tried a LUSH fresh face mask before? Which one is your favorite?