I personally treat myself to more face masks during fall and winter than the hotter months. There’s just something about sitting with a layer of goo on my face in 100 degree weather that does not appeal to me. But when it’s chilly, and my skin is freaking out, it can be pretty very soothing.
I’ve always sort of preferred packet masks, not only because of their affordability but they also allow me to easily pick and choose what kind of treatment I want that particular day.
My drawers have been full of 7th Heaven masks lately… you may not recognize that name, since they were formerly known as the cruelty free brand, Montagne Jeunesse. They finally realized that nobody knew how to pronounce their name and rebranded, but with the same great mask selection. I’ve stocked up four face masks for fall to get me through the season with great skin.
Ever since I tried my first one, I’ve been hooked on self-heating face masks. They warm up as you rub them in, which feels extremely relaxing and opens up your pores to soak in all the goodness from the masks’ ingredients.
One of my favorites for my combo skin is the Sauna Masque, targeted for deep pore cleansing. It detoxes your skin and gets rid of oil without the mask drying, so you don’t feel like a prune afterwords! This is perfect so that dry areas don’t get worse while I’m trying to treat my oily zone.
Another self-heating one I’ve been using, and that’s very appropriate for the season, is the Hot Spring Sauna Masque which is made with pulped pumpkin, chopped ginger and volcanic spring minerals. Pumpkin is chock-full of zinc, vitamins A ,C and E, as well as being carotenoid-rich. All of these make it a perfect ingredient to protect against skin damage, treat acne, and boost collagen. The mask also contains bamboo for a gentle exfoliation.
Also Read: DIY Pumpkin Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin
Speaking of acne, I’ve always liked treating mine naturally with tea tree oil as a first line of defense. The Tea Tree Peel-Off mask has Tea Tree, Witch Hazel & Canadian Willowherb to purge pores and tone the skin. It goes on like a gel, and dries into a thin peel-off layer that takes impurities with it. My skin always feels super smooth afterwords, and I can see redness around my blemishes disappear.
Lastly, I’ve been using their Argan Oil Mud mask that’s specifically for combo skin and works to balance oil levels and cleanse pores. This one is more of a traditional face mask, with a thick cream feel that dries slowly until you wash it off. It’s made with Moroccan Argan Oil, acai berries full of antioxidants, and rosehip that all work to tone the skin. The argan oil keeps the mask from drying out your skin… something you never want in the cold, dry months!
Each packet has enough product inside for about two uses, so share with a friend or wrap it up in a zip baggie and save for later! Each pack is only $1.99, making it easy to mix things up depending on how your skin is feeling.