Last week, I posted a video on my YouTube channel trying out Jessica Alba’s makeup routine on myself. I was pretty shocked when she said that one of her regular prep steps was doing a face mask every morning… it just seemed so extra. But, I have to admit, it felt so refreshing to treat my skin to TLC first thing. The morning face mask actually had my skin looking so much brighter and glowing through my makeup. So Ms. Alba, I’ll give it to you, this is a step that I can definitely get used to.
The key to an efficient and effective morning face mask is finding the right one. You need a product that doesn’t need to sit too long (such as peel off masks or mud masks that dry down) and that will leave your skin well prepped for your makeup. I feel like I’ve found my perfect morning face mask in the Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Bright & Radiant Whipped Mask.
The Mighty Marshmallow mask is an airy, whipped mask with a fluffy consistency that contains marshmallow root extract to brighten and hydrate for a luminous finish. What really got me hooked on this mask, though, was that it contains Vitamin C— an ingredient that I’ve been obsessed with since it transformed my skin . Olive leaf extract helps restore the natural moisture barrier of your skin, while citrus, eucalyptus and pine oils act as natural toners. Its practically a whole skin care routine in a mask!
Since my nighttime routine is so thorough, I usually start my morning skin care routine with my Pixi Glow Tonic. After that, I’ve been using this mask and letting it sit for 10 minutes. In this time, I can brush my teeth, feed my cats, start a pot of coffee, and soon enough it’s time to rinse off. I love that it works quickly because mornings can be hectic, even when working from home. I was originally doing this every morning, but in order to conserve product (and following the recommendation on the packaging) I’ve now been doing this every other morning, three times a week.
I rinse this face mask off with water and my skin is left feeling so soft, smooth, refreshed and looking bright and healthy. It doesn’t leave any greasy residue or heavy feeling at all. Throughout the day, I noticed that my skin looked amazing even under my foundation. It stayed naturally glowy, but not oily. Furthermore, since I’ve been using this regularly, my breakouts have not only healed more quickly but dark spots have lightened significantly as well.
After using the Mighty Marshmallow face mask, I’m not as skeptical of morning maskers! Especially since this has the properties of many of the products I would be using in the morning. I typically still follow up with my Vitamin C serum and moisturizer after rinsing, but this could also work in a pinch to multitask my skin care routine in one step while I get other stuff done. (Of course, never skipping the SPF!)
Best part? The Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Face Mask is really affordable, especially considering the results. You can find it on Amazon for $12.99!