There is nothing like the relaxing aroma’s and general feeling of calm that comes from having a facial, but then there is also nothing like the hefty price tag at the end! Katy and I have started to look at home-spa treatments that cost MUCH less, allow you to relax in your own surroundings and give you that inner and outer glow!
Including antiseptic tea tree, lemon balm and calming lavender the mask promises to be ‘a refreshing treat for oily/combination skin’. As an easy-to-apply sheet mask you won’t have the mess of a cream/ clay facial (I always seem to end up with this in my hair!) but you do need to lie back and enjoy otherwise it tends to slide down your face. The cooling sensation is quite strong but did not cause any aggravation, yet I would encourage you to wear a warm jumper or blanket whilst you relax.
The results were instantaneous though and my pores looked amazing! The next day I was even complimented on my skin, which was a bonus. I really liked this mask and have since bought another, I am also going to try their de-clog and radiance boosting masks, which I have high hopes for!
I tried Rosy Cheeks fresh face mask from ethical beauty brand, Lush, costing £7.50. Lush say, ‘cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face’. Sounds delightful but does it deliver?
First up the look and feel. The mask is a pretty pink and has a fresh, gentle scent. Lush recommend to keep the mask in the fridge so it felt lovely and cool when I applied it to my skin. Following the instructions I went off to lie down and relax for fifteen minutes to let the mask do its work which to be honest felt like a treat in itself after a hectic week!
And the results? The mask promises to deliver calm, matte skin which in fairness it did. My skin is super sensitive but this product didn’t cause any irritation at all. In fact, it left my skin feeling cleansed and soft. My only criticism is that when the mask set it felt quite tight on my skin which personally I don’t enjoy, and there was some tightness along my cheekbones afterwards. However, I do have dry skin so this a common issue for me and an application of moisturiser soon sorted things out.
Would I use the mask again? I’m not sure it noticeably improved my skin, but in fairness I think I’d need to use it more regularly to see if it makes a difference longer term. In all honesty it just felt good to take some time out and do something nice for myself, so on that basis alone I’d recommend treating yourself to a face mask this weekend and putting your feet up!
Any tips for some home-spa treatments, we would love to here your recommendations…
Katy and Lauren