This past weekend, one of my friends decided to throw a 2-day fiesta at her house in the countryside. A few games of tennis, a delicious meaty BBQ, and one too many jugs of pimms later, I arrived home on Sunday feeling more than a little under the weather.
As much fun as these sorts of occasions are, late nights and parties can really take their toll on your skin. And if you’re on the oily side of the spectrum, this can be even more evident. I woke up on Sunday, looked in the mirror, and everything just looked very bleugh. My complexion had that really dull, greyish tinge to it that comes from a lack of sleep and slight dehydration, and everything just looked a bit shiny (and not in that healthy, dewy glow kind of way). This is when I whip out a face mask to help get everything back under control and give my skin some much needed TLC. My favourite right now? It’s got to be the Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask.
To be honest, I was pretty much sold as soon as I got a whiff of that delicious chocolate scent. I’m a bit of a chocolate addict, so anything which resembles the stuff will always get my attention. What I didn’t know though, is that cocoa powder and butter are both great ingredients when applied on to skin (rather than in your mouth). They soften and soothe, leaving everything feeling deliciously smooth and silky. Plus, when combined with this mask’s other main ingredient of Rhassoul Mud (which is highly absorbent) they help to draw out excess dirt and impurities, making it perfect for blemish-prone or oily/combination skin.
After cleansing and exfoliating, I apply this mask for approximately 7-10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water before toning and moisturising. Afterwards, my skin feels so incredibly soft I have to stop myself from constantly stroking it. Everything also looks a bit brighter and I start to get back more of that pre-party glow.
I think this mask will work best for girls with blemish-prone or combination/oily skin (it may be a little too harsh for the more dry complexions). Use it once a week and I definitely think you will start to see a difference! Also, the fact that Lush only ever use natural ingredients and mix their products in-store, means you can be certain you won’t find any rogue chemicals which might irritate sensitive skin. So go and indulge yourself in a chocolate mask!! Then you won’t feel so bad for scoffing that whole bar of Dairy Milk afterwards…
Have you guys ever tried any of the Lush Face Masks? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments! Or if you want to see some tips for making your own face masks at home, check out my “How to…” post here.
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx