Here are my top 5 at-home facials and face masks for my sensitive skin. These are my favourite products for anti-ageing, exfoliating, detoxifying and clarifying. As well as giving my skin hydration, a youthful glow and natural radiance. Using products that really work, without causing irritation or purging the skin. One is new, but the rest I’ve been using for years, and after trying so many different facials and face masks, these are the best I’ve found for my skin.
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At-Home Facials + Face Masks
I’ve been using at-home facials and face masks for years. I love the ritualistic experience of them, taking the time to slow down, really pay attention to my skin and show it some TLC. But my skin is sensitive and easily irritated, dehydrated and tends to be blemish-prone. I still have pigmentation and discolouration from scarring from acne-prone skin as a teenager. So I have to be careful about what I put on my skin.
This post is expanding more on my previous post of how to build a simple skincare routine, which you can read here. These are the products that I’ve found the most effective, that work the best for my skin. I use them on rotation, depending on how my skin is doing, looking and feeling, and what my skin needs. What may work for my skin, may not work for yours. So always check the ingredients, get a sample if possible, and patch test first to avoid irritation or reactions.
For Acne, Blemish-Prone Skin: Ren Clearcalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask
I’ve been using this mask for years and it’s the most affordable one I own. Formulated to combat, reduce and prevent breakouts, Ren’s Clearcalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask is hands down the best face mask for acne, blemish-prone skin! Especially if you also have sensitive skin. When I have those large red spots, angry looking and painful to the touch – this is the mask I reach for, every time.
The clues to everything this mask does are in the name: clear, calm, clarity-restoring. It’s also incredibly gentle and hydrating. Despite being a clay mask, Ren’s Clearcalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask doesn’t dry out on the skin during use, or leave my skin feeling tight or uncomfortable afterwards.
My skin is soft, supple and all the redness has visibly and immediately calmed down. My skin is always much, much clearer. It’s 100% vegan, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and contains sulfur. The smell of sulfur does linger for a quite a few hours after rinsing, but it’s nothing too unpleasant.
P.S. I’ve tried the Clearcalm3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser and haven’t found it nearly as good as the mask.
For Deep Detoxifying: Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
When I want a really good, deep cleansing, detoxifying face mask, I’ll use the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – CURLMAVEN for 20% off. This is my go-to mask when my skin is feeling congested and like it needs a good detox! The key ingredient in both this mask from Omorovicza, and the Ren one mentioned above, is Kaolin.
It’s a very gentle, soothing and hydrating clay, suited to sensitive, dry and dehydrated, and mature skin. Other key ingredients in both clay masks are glycerin, which is hydrating. And zinc oxide, which is soothing and contains a range of benefits for reducing acne, blemish-prone skin.
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One day, I want to visit their boutique spa in Budapest with their famous healing waters and mineral-infused muds. It does dry down on the face more than the Ren one, but not uncomfortably so. My skin still feels soft, hydrated and nourished, and there’s no lingering smell of sulfur.
For Glow, Radiance and Exfoliation: Oskia Renaissance Mask
This is my most-used face mask and I always have a back up jar, just in case. Oskia is one of my favourite, most-used, most-loved and most-repurchased skincare brands, ever! Oskia Renaissance Mask is a gentle and hydrating way to exfoliate the skin without stripping or irritating it. By using natural fruit acids and lactic acid – which is the most gentle, mild and hydrating acid.
Perfect for sensitive, easily-irritated or mature skin. I’ve found that my dehydrated, sensitive skin much prefers lactic acid to the more popular, stronger and more drying, glycolic acid. Acids are a much better and more gentle way to exfoliate the skin, than physical exfoliation with beads or brushes etc.
The reviews on this vegan, organic, cult-favourite face mask are always outstanding! Designed to boost radiance and gradually reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Oskia’s Renaissance Mask transforms dull, lifeless, textured skin into a smooth, supple and even surface that is soft to the touch and visibly brighter, for that radiant glow.
I use it once or twice a week to keep my skin looking and feeling soft, supple and hydrated with a healthy glow and natural radiance. It’s a soft jelly texture that turns white and creamy as you rub it into your skin. Get 20% off Oskia’s Renaissance Mask and across the Oskia range, using code CURLMAVEN at Look Fantastic.
P.S. I also love the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, which is amazing and definitely worth purchasing. I use it as a morning cleanse, or second cleanse in the evening. Although I avoid using it to remove eye makeup, as I find it a little irritating if I get it in my eyes. You can also get 20% off using code CURLMAVEN.
For Anti-Ageing: NuFace Mini
This little device is the ultimate tool or device for an anti-ageing, at-home facial – or rather, face lift! I was first introduced to the NuFace Mini Trinity Facial Toning Device in this video by world-renowned makeup artist, and creative director of Lancôme, Lisa Eldridge.
The NuFace is an at-home facial toning device, using micro-current technology to help lift and re-contour the appearance of skin. Safe and effective, this natural, non-invasive facial lift device is clinically proven to improve facial contour and skin tone. Whilst contributing to the reduction of wrinkles across the jawline, cheeks and forehead. And this little device really works!
You can see visible results after the first use, especially if you do just one side of your face, which is always fun. The NuFace tones the skin by using micro-currents to improve your facial contour, giving a visible ‘lift’. I’m 34, and I’ve definitely started to notice a change in my contour lines around my jawline. It also works to minimise wrinkles, stimulate collagen and elastic production, and visibly reduce signs of ageing. Resulting in more tightened, contoured, plump, youthful-looking skin.
One of the things I really love about the NuFace Mini, is how quick and easy it is to use. After thoroughly cleansing and drying my face, I slather on the Hydrating Gel Primer. Lisa Eldridge, and many others, use natural Aloe Vera instead, but I found that really drying on my skin – as it does to my hair too.
From start to finish, the treatment takes just a few minutes, I do it as I watch television. It’s very soothing and therapeutic. It’s recommended to use it for five minutes a day, five times a week, for the first three months. Then you can reduce it to three times a week after that to maintain the results from the initial three months of daily use.
Hi-Tech, Quick + Easy, All Round Facial Device: CurrentBody LED
These aren’t all the face masks I own, and certainly aren’t all the ones I’ve tried. But they are the best. My most-used, most-loved, most-repurchased and most importantly, most-effective! I hope you found this post helpful, informative and have a better idea of what kind of at-home face mask or facial treatment will suit your skin best. Do you have any holy grail, favourite facials and face masks you use at home? If so, let me know in the comments.
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