There’s nothing like putting your feet up, watching your favourite show and sporting a face mask! I did this a lot more when I was a teenager, but I think it’s time I start incorporating weekly facial masks into my skin regime.

When I hosted my BACK TO SCHOOL Giveaway a few weeks ago, I asked you “what is your best back-to-school beauty trick?” I loved looking through all the comments, but one that stood out to me was one reader’s comment about keeping her skin feeling refreshed by regularly using a face mask. This inspired me to jump on the face mask bandwagon.

To get the full mask experience I brought on my 17 year-old niece, Emma, to help experience and review a new Sephora Mud Mask.

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Sephora Mud Mask is a new kid on the street and part of Sephora’s own collection.  It contains zinc and copper to help cleanse the skin, remove impurities, unclog the pores and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

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The Sephora Mud Mask has a muddy, clay texture that instantly cleanses and purifies the skin. It absorbs excess sebum, cleansing the skin and mattifying it without drying out the skin.

How to apply?

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Step 1: Apply an even layer over the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

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As the Sephora Mud Mask starts to dry, it will start changing colour from a dark grey to a light grey. Emma and I both felt our skin was stinging a little when we first put the mask on. Emma assured me that meant it was working. You know that tingling feeling when you use a really good face wash?

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When you start to feel like the Sephora Mud Mask is getting itchy and tight, it’s ready to come off.
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You can see the majority of our Sephora Mud Mask changed to a light grey, except spots where there was too more product (lesson learned, less is more).

Step 2: Rinse well with warm water

How did our skin feel after the Sephora Mud Mask?

Emma and I both said that our skin felt squeaky clean and wasn’t too dry. We both applied our regular nightly moisturizer before bed, and when I woke up in the morning, my skin felt so clean and refreshed.

I’m definitely going to start encorporating a weekly mask routine and I would recommend it to you too. If you’re looking for a new mask to try, I would definitely recommend the Sephora Mud Mask (C$24.00/US$19.00).

Until next time,

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