Things I Don’t Need More Of Part 3

Masks-that’s what I don’t need more of!

Here’s the thing, I do not take time to mask very often. Maybe I should, but I just don’t. I feel like it takes more time than I want it to and it’s just too fussy. The other side of me thinks “You’ll get up and spend half an hour on makeup but you think wearing a sheet mask is fussy?!?!”

But that’s where I am in life. I don’t need more masks. On the other hand, I don’t purchase them. They just sort of have a way of appearing in subscription boxes.

Here’s what I’ve got and really SHOULD make a serious attempt to work on.

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Trader Joe’s hydrating face sheet mask-I picked two of these up for Miss Butterfly and I to try. But, we never get around to trying them because she’s too busy playing with makeup at night. I tried to get her to do this with me last evening but she wasn’t having it.

Below that, Glamglow supermud clearing mask. I got this as the sephora birthday gift last year and that’s when I realized I don’t like glamglow. I hated the illuminating moisturizer that came with it, it broke up my makeup when I wore it. I don’t love this mask either but I keep it around for warmer days where I feel like I can use it on targeted areas (t-zone, nose specifically) where it really does help.

Also under the sheet masks-Peter Thomas Roth heat mask-I’ve used this a couple times and I like it well enough. The best part is that it is a 2 or 3-minute mask. It takes very little time! In fact, last evening I used this because I was motivated since I’d looked at ALL these masks and felt overwhelmed.

Ahava hydration cream mask-I really haven’t tried this much except sometimes I’ve put it on my feet at night and left it on. The colder dryer weather is rough on my feet and I figured I am not that likely to use it up any other way. I would like to try to use this in a more appropriate manner, so hopefully, that’ll happen soon.

Under that-Peter Thomas Roth exfoliator-I have already used one of these and really liked it. I think it’s a nice mask for oil control so I am saving this for the summer.

Cosmedix detox activated mask-I just got this in a boxy charm and I suspect that I’ll have to use it like I do the glamglow mask. In targeted specific areas in the summer.

Below that-Aphrodite Olive Oil deep cleaning mask-I haven’t tried this either, but this is one I am actually interested in trying.

Elemis Papaya enzyme peel-I have been saving this one for a time when I do need an exfoliator. At the moment I have an exfoliator in the shower which is when I use it. This one is kind of sitting in my stash for when the one in the shower runs out.

Below that is the Ren Evercalm rescue mask-this is one I am actually using from time to time. In the winter it’s very nice. This one has such a nice fresh scent to me. This is the type of thing I love using if I’ve been out in the wind in the winter quite a lot. If my face is feeling particularly dry and chapped, this is what I turn to. I will actually take the extra time for this one as it sinks nicely into the skin and then I just wipe the excess off with a cloth before continuing on with my nighttime routine.

I’ve got a number of these blaq hydrogel eye masks. They came in a subscription box. I could easily use them up if I wore them in the morning as I got ready for work. But, again, I just don’t even remotely think to do it.

Perhaps my big new year’s resolution should simply be to mask more. Even masking once a week would be helpful. But, if I were to say twice a week, I could really actually get through some of these I think. Right now, this is most certainly the largest part of my skincare collection and I really don’t want a skin care collection at all! I just want a carefully curated skincare routine that works for me and is simplified to meet my needs.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Things I Don’t Need More Of Part 3

  1. Oh no!!! I absolutely love face masks – especially sheet ones. Makes me feel pampered af!!! be careful though because once you start liking them you wont stop hahaha. The peter thomas mask sounds amaze!! I might check it out Xx

    • Funny story. I wrote this yesterday and scheduled the post for this morning. Yesterday I got home from work to a boxycharm with two more face masks! To counteract that, I did do a face mask yesterday and I did do one of the eye masks this morning. So….progress perhaps? Also, my daughter had the idea to have friends over to paint nails and do sheet masks, so she’s got plans to run through some of them as well. 🙂

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