One Mask To Rule Them All
Face masks really aren't my thing anymore. When I first started blogging I was convinced that I needed a stash large enough to tackle each and every skin-related eventuality; turns out you can have too much of a good thing and I have a feeling it resulted in face mask overkill. I now very rarely apply masks, in fact I now own very few at all. The only mask I reach for on a regular basis is the Mask Of Magnaminty from Lush. It's a gently exfoliating option that offers to 'clean, calm and clear the skin'. The scent is pretty potent, although it smells strongly of peppermint so I'm pretty certain that most people would find it relatively inoffensive (if not slightly overpowering). That aside, this tackles congested skin like a dream and really does seem to brighten and cool the complexion immediately after use. The peppermint feels refreshing and it does a brilliant job at gently polishing the skin without leaving it feeling dry or taught.
I could have probably done with buying the smaller tub as it does have a shelf-life of just three months (although it does claim to be self-preserving and doesn't need to be refrigerated like most other Lush masks). Like the vast majority of masks I've tried any visible effects are only temporary and it's certainly not a promise of flawless skin in a tub - but in times of need this always comes to the rescue.