5 Face Masks to Help you Detox After a Stressful Week

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By: Crista Lacqua

Had a long week?  Go ahead and decompress- you’ve earned it! Personally, we love taking a bubble bath while listening to our favorite Spotify playlist and letting our skin recover with an ultimate detox mask. When you’re a busy bee, pampering yourself is a not an option, but a necessity. Below are a few masks that will help you and your skin do all the ~unwinding~ it needs:

Pratima Skincare Sandalwood Rose Mask, $52; pratimaskincare.com

Can’t seem to reduce large pores or remove blackheads?  Pratima’s Sandalwood Rose Mask will do just that, with the help of turmeric, ocean mud, sandalwood, manjistha and rose. Your skin will overdose on healing and anti-inflammatory properties, reducing redness and pigmentation. Not to mention, this mask smells absolutely divine and every time we put it on, we seriously feel like we’re in a luxurious spa getting special treatment.  

How To Use: Apply a small amount evenly on face after cleansing, avoiding eye area.  Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse!

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Goop By Juicy Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial, $125; goop.com

Gwenyth Paltrow is changing the game with her beauty line and miraculous Exfoliating Instant Facial. Ingredients like natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids (both acids found in fruit such as apples) will exfoliate skin by removing any dead cells. If you want to achieve that Gwenyth Paltrow glow (She uses it every night!), this mask is your new BFF.

How To Use: Apply after cleansing, carefully avoiding the eye area. Leave on for three minutes, gently massage, then rinse!

Hanacure Multi-Action Treatment Mask—Starter, $29; hanacure.com

This mask will make you look 10 years younger by (literally) pulling your face.  Hanacure’s Multi-Action Treatment Mask went viral after Drew Barrymore told her Instagram followers that it’s the secret to her youthful appearance.  Made without chemicals and with anti-aging technology, it’s no wonder Drew doesn’t age!

How To Use: The package comes with a lifting serum (small bottle) and gelling solution (packet).  Distribute the serum into the gelling solution and mix together by shaking the packet.  Use brush to apply and leave on for 30 minutes.  Rinse!

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, $62; sephora.com

New York, I love you, but I don’t love your pollution. Luckily, Fresh’s Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask is your go-to when you want to rid all those toxins your skin intakes daily.  Umbrian clay is noted for its purifying and anti-inflammatory properties. Expect to see fewer breakouts, smaller pores and an overall smoother complexion.  We’ve only used this product a few times, and already have noticed a tremendous difference in the size of our pores!  

How To Use: After cleansing, apply on skin for 3-5 minutes, carefully avoiding the eye area. Rinse!

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Ling Skincare Instant Oxygen Recovery Mask, $65; lingskincare.com

Ever notice how plump your skin looks after a long nap?  Just like they say a good night’s rest can make you look younger, so can Ling Skincare’s Oxygen Recovery Mask.  It is “beauty sleep” in a jar.  The ingredients of hyaluronic acid, aloe extract and glycoproteins give your skin hydration, AKA that “awake” look.  After a long week, this mask will be your ultimate road to recovery.

How To Use: After cleansing, apply on skin for 15-20 minutes. Rinse!

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