The Holy Trinity of Face Masks

I love face masks. It's part of my weekly ritual to put on a face mask every Wednesday and Sunday. The consistency of doing it a few times a week helps me keep my skin soft and glowing. It really makes a difference because you're getting all the dirt off your face and it's so much easier applying makeup the next day. 

Because I use masks so much I'm always looking to try out new products and brands. But, it's always hard finding face masks that mesh well with my skin type. While one product might work well for my friend it doesn't necessarily mean it's going to work well for me. Even if we both have a mixture of dry and oily skin a lot of products don't work the same way. 

However, I recently came across three products by Kiehl's that works so well for any skin type. I know so many people that have used all these products and the masks work and do exactly what it says they will. I purchased this package over Christmas when Nordstrom was having a holiday package, but you can purchase each pack separately from the Kiehl's website. Let's dive into each mask and how it helps your skin. 

1. Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque

This is an overnight facial mask that helps protect your skin from the environment around you. It helps make your dull skin look radiant, and gives you a beautiful glow. You need to apply a very thin layer of this mask. Because this has cilantro in it, when you put it on it feels very cool against the skin. It's a great mask to use when it's very cold and dry out during winter, or super hot and humid in the summer. 

2. Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

This is one of my favorites from Kiehl's because it makes my skin feel soft and clean, even for a few days after putting on the mask. It draws out any kind of oil and dirt that clogs your pores. I try and use this one 4 times a month (so every other week I use this one twice) and I've noticed my pores are much smaller. The texture of this mask is a little thicker but it glides on very easily so a little goes a long way.

3. Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

This is one of the most bizarre masks I've ever tried. I honestly didn't like it at first because the texture felt very weird, but after using it a few times I'm getting used to it. There's a lot of texture with this product – there's actually cranberry seeds in it so you'll see black dots all over your face. It's not as easy to remove this mask with a warm cloth (the seeds sometimes get stuck) so I recommend doing this and then getting in the shower to rinse off. This masks helps brighten your dull skin, giving it a healthy glow. The best time to use this mask is during and after traveling. Because cranberry seeds have antioxidants and turmeric is an anti-inflammatory it's a good way to have your skin looking fresh and less puffy after a long flight, trip. or even a stressful day at the office.

Taking care of your skin is very important. While many people have a nightly skincare routine with different lotions and serums, it's still important to include face masks a few times a week to really deep clean your skin. I highly recommend purchasing all three of these face masks and switching off between them for the healthiest looking skin.

xo, B