By now, it’s safe to assume that face masks have become a treasured part of everyone’s skincare routine. Personally, I love any kind of skincare product that adds a sense of pampering and relaxation into my routine. Is there anything better than sitting with your feet up for 15 minutes, watching TV, and knowing that your skin will look amazing after? I certainly don’t think so. And, therein lies the beauty of face masks.
Due to their booming popularity, you can now get face masks to battle almost every skincare concern. But, with such a saturated market, it can be difficult to find quality products that suit your skin type. One of the best things about the Manuka Re-balancing Mask is that it is suitable for every skin type. Unlike a lot of clay-based masks, it is even suitable for the most dry and sensitive skin.
This mask is a staple that everyone should have in their beauty cupboard. The real beauty behind the Manuka Re-balancing mask is that it can be used to tackle so many different skin concerns, simply because the formula is so carefully crafted. So, if you’re looking for a mask to detoxify and tighten your pores, while at the same time providing your skin with a burst of hydration, then you’ve come to the right place.
Kaolin and Bentonite Clay
Of the many types of mask on the market at the moment, I think clay masks are my favourite. I just love the idea of them sucking out all of my impurities! Both of these clays have a natural absorbency which helps them to soak up any excess oil and sebum from the skin. This helps to detoxify the pores, removing any unwanted dirt and grime, and tightening them in the process.
So, if like me, you have the largest pores on the planet, then this mask is a godsend.
With all the nasty bits removed and your pores tightened, the chances of your pores becoming clogged in the future is dramatically reduced. Which means glowing skin and fewer breakouts! Who wouldn’t want those results?
The great thing about the Kaolin and Bentonite clays are their lightweight textures, and this is really reflected in the overall texture of the mask. Unlike a lot of heavier clay masks, this sits very lightly on the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
Manuka Oil: Helping to Banish Blemishes
One of the fantastic blemish fighting ingredients within this mask is Manuka Oil. Not only is this oil one of the most luxurious on the market, but it is also incredibly effective. In fact, this is the second product from the Manuka range to be featured on this blog! So, if you’re interested in reading an in-depth article about all the amazing benefits of Manuka Oil, then make sure you read our post all about the Manuka and Vitamin A Clarifying Facial Oil!
Manuka Oil is rich in antioxidants which help to fight off bacterial growth, making this face mask amazing for blemish-prone skin. Everyone gets a few blemishes here and there, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, but this mask can help keep those at bay,
Top Tip: Why not follow on from this mask with Green Keratin’s Manuka and Vitamin A Clarifying Oil? After all, these products are always more effective when used together.
Shea and Argan Butter: Finish on a Softer Note
In my opinion, the formulation of the Manuka Re-balancing mask is wildly different from anything else I have seen on the market. As I have previously mentioned, the texture of this mask is very light, in fact, it has an almost whipped consistency. And, this is partly due to the Shea and Argan Butter within the formula.
Having very dry, sensitive skin, I usually struggle to find a clay-based mask that doesn’t completely suck all moisture out of my skin. Usually I find when I have washed off a clay mask, my skin feels tight and completely lacking in hydration. However, I didn’t have any of those problems with this mask. I was honestly surprised with how moisturised it left my skin feeling.
Tips for Application
After removing any makeup and cleansing the skin, apply a thin layer of the mask all over the face. Leave the mask on for 5 -15 minutes, during this time the mask should dry. Once every part is dry, then rinse the mask off with tepid water, or a damp face cloth.
When I’m washing off this mask, I like to dampen my fingers slightly and massage the mask into my face to really get rid of those impurities.
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