I’ve noticed I’ve hardly done any posts on beauty after my pregnancy. To be honest it’s not that I haven’t taken care of myself after that. I simply have decreased the amount of make-up I use to non-existant. Instead I have wholeheartedly flourished on various masks, which is a fantastic reason to have a bath and take a break from feeding a ferociously hungry little girl.
I like the idea of clay masks, but at home, the less messy the better it seems.
My two ultimate favourite masks are.. (Drums please) Oskia Renaissance Mask and the Ilcsi Sour Cherry and Blackthorn Gel Mask, which I like to call the Hungarian grandma mask.
Oskia’s Renaissance mask is super easy to apply, looks OK, just makes the face look slightly white and is also easy to remove. It makes my skin feel refreshed and in general, it’s so easy to apply and remove that there’s no excuse really for not using it. The mask promises to increase cell turnover, it works hard to remove tired skin cells and boost cell regeneration. The mask is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep cleanses, illuminates skin, with ingredients including natural fruit acids and lactic acid to exfoliate and activate the renewal of skin.
And then there is the Ilcsi Sour Cherry and Blackthorn Gel Mask. It smells like cherry jam your grandmother has prepared. And it also looks like a jam. Putting it on your face makes it look like there are some huge red spots all over your face. Not most flattering, but as long as you’re applying it in the safe surroundings of ones home, it’s fine! Has lovely gel-like texture and skin truly feels refreshed afterwards.
Similarly to the Oskia mask, it includes fruit sugars and acids, to tone and hydrate the skin. Blackthorn is rich in iron, which helps regenerate the skin and improve circulation. I’d be pretty tempted to try out other products from Ilcsi as well, looking at their website with products like pumpkin and orange or apple and lemon gel mask, feels like you want to eat it from the jar!