How do you find the best mask for your skin?

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  1. Adrina

    Adrina New Member

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    Hi everyone..,

    I've seen so many brands out there to introduce their masks. Do you all have any suggestions how to get the best for your skin? Whether you tried them each and change to another or you just read the ingredients of the products or ask the shop attendance? I saw some brands like Clarins, Chanel Precision, Decleor used a little space at their corners to offer a mini massage using their products for trial before you buy it. That's awesome, we couldnt just buy it because the advertisement without trying it..., sometimes it depends on our skin, right?

    In your experience, how could you find the best?:rolleyes:
     
  2. michyed

    michyed THE STRANGER

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    I always read reviews first, then get testers... Or I just buy 1 mask first if their masks come in singular packs. So far I like Lush masks because they're so colorful and yummy-looking, but I doubt they're really doing anything for my skin. There was a time when I was obsessed with DIY masks (like the honey, avocado, olive oil mask) but now I just find it dirty and ineffective!
    After I use up my Lush masks, I'm gonna try out Nuxe's Masque Frais Hydratant!
     
  3. Deborah

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    I just use the Montagne Jeunesse (probably spelt wrong!) ones. They're dirt cheap and work well.
     
  4. Belowen

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    I would say if there is a particular brand of products that your skin works well with, try out some masks from their range (what I did with Dermalogica) otherwise I would definitely try out samples before purchasing a full sized mask. I know from sample use that Aesop masks break me out and burn my skin :doh:
     
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    luluposh New Member

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    I had frequent facial sessions when I was living at home, and always used the products that they used on me, because they really agreed with my skin.
    I only use Ahava Dead Sea Masks - to me they are amazing, and good for the skin with the use of dead sea mud. It is now also a lot easier to buy Ahava products than before.

    I would just suggest that you get samples of masks that you have been recommended, or read some reviews about them if it is not easy to obtain. See whether you like the mask and it agrees with your skin..
     
  6. Adrina

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    Thank you very much for all of your advices. It would be useful to go through make up counter, but still... I have to ask the samples that sometimes they dont give it to customers.
     
  7. CaitlinC

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    I prefer to make my own.
     
  8. Adrina

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    Really..? Interesting. How do you make it?
     
  9. nijuyanah

    nijuyanah New Member

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    i would recommend to go to a dermatologist or visit a cosmetician. they surely know what your skin needs, what you should avoid etc.
    my skin is very sensitive and i cant use every kind of products and so my dermatologist gave me a special treatment (lotion, mask...) it works really well!
     
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    minstinguett New Member

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    I'd love to know more about masks too! I have normal skin with an oily-ish T-zone and blocked pores on my nose. Any recommendations?
     
  11. Nader

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    I feel that when it comes to masks, the more simple, the more effective. Leave the complicated work for the serums!

    The mask that really makes my skin glow is sandalwood powder and rosewater!

    For deep cleansing, I like pure french green clay to draw out any sort of nasties out of the skin (can make you break out but that is because of its crazy drawing power and with a bit of patience will benefit your skin in the long term). Sometimes I mix the clay with moor mud.
     
  12. Adrina

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    Woooww...,

    I dont know yet about your idea of home made masks. How do you find that french green clay Nader?
     
  13. Adrina

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    Try the purifient masque from Chanel. The purifying mask works to the deep pores. I've tried it sometimes. Or the other alternative maybe try kenzoki purifying mask?
     
  14. zzirvingj

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    I make a mask using egg whites. Yep, just pure egg whites. There is a popular vid about it on youtube if you wanna see how to do it, but you just brush the egg white over your face in a very thin layer. Then use sections of tissue (I use 5-6 square "plies" of toilet tissue) and put them on your face.

    When it dries it's very hard and when you peel it off you will notice that alot of white/blackheads that are removed by the mask.

    I also used to make an aspirin mask out of aspirin pills (you have to buy a particular non-coated kind). I would crush the pills and add a lil fresh lemon juice. If I remember correctly, aspirin is a form of beta hydroxy acid, which is commonly used in peels in the spas. (Don't quote me on that). You can do a search on aspirin masks for more info.

    I also love to use Aztec Healing Clay...it's a clay mask for like $7...I get it outta Whole Foods or Vitamin Shoppe. It lasts forever. I mix mine with Braggs Organic Cider Vinegar before applying; you can really feel it pulsating once you put it on! Leaves your face feeling really refreshed.

    If you're open to home remedy type alternatives to common beauty practices and products, you can always do a Google search for such on the internet...
     

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