Face masks can be expensive. Like, really expensive. And, if you’re like me, you can’t afford to be spending hundreds of pounds on skincare (despite the temptations I need the money to do other things, like eat!). I’ve never spent more than £15 on a face mask, and these are my favourites.
The Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks
If you’ve read my saviours for dry skin post that I did back in May, you’ll know how much I love the Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks from Garnier. They’re really affordable at £1.50 a pop (although, they were £2.99 in Boots the other day and I was most surprised!) and they do wonders for my skin. If I’m feeling a little bit dry, I pop one of these on for 10-15 minutes – and look like a serial killer for all of those minutes – and once I remove it, my skin is as soft and smooth as a baby’s bum, and as hydrated as if I’d downed my bodyweight in water. My favourite one is the Super Hydrating Rebalancing Mask, as this one has provided me with the best results.
The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Clay Mask
I don’t use this Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Clay face mask on all of my face because when it dries, it does pull your skin verrrryyy tight, and it can be a little painful under the eyes. However, on my forehead, nose and chin, this mask is incredible. I really adore clay in face masks because I feel like it’s really good at balancing oils and tightening skin, which is two things that I really look for from a mask, especially in the summer when it’s hot out and skin has a tendency to be a bit oilier than usual. This mask has been one of my favourites for nearly a year; I used it so much last summer when my skin was having an oily period and repurchased it this summer in fear that this would happen again. If you have temperamental teenage skin, or even temperamental adult skin, then you should definitely try this one – and it’s only £11!
The L’Oreal Pure Clay Blemish Rescue
The L’Oreal Pure Clay Blemish Rescue mask is a new addition to my mask loves. I’d seen this being talked about all over Twitter and the Blogosphere and therefore, when I saw it in Boots, I knew I just had to pick it up – and they’re only £7.99 a pop which is pretty good going! There are many options for these masks but I chose to pick up the Blemish Rescue because of how my skin has been at the moment: break out central! I’ve only used this a few times but it’s made my skin feel so soft and has definitely helped curb the break outs: I haven’t had one for a week which is good going considering how my skin has been! I highly recommend this mask for rebalancing your natural oils and applying to problem areas.
And, that’s how I get perfect skin on a budget! Do you have favourite budget face masks?