Product Review: Mint Julep Masque

Product Review: Mint Julep Masque

So, coming out of the rough winter harshness that your skin goes through, it's time to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. Face masks are one of my favorite skin care products.  They’re easy to apply, fun to use and are great at delivering results. My favorite thing about applying a good face mask is the feeling of tightened and toned skin after a single use!

I'll be testing the green masque which is supposed to instantly absorb excess oil, extract impurities and help minimize the appearance of pores. After use, skin is supposedly deeply cleaning with a fresh oil-free feel and healthy looking complexion.

How to apply the masque:

Step 1: Be prepared to make a mess.  If you’re going to apply a face-mask while relaxing in the tub, you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can cover your face, neck and throat and just relax. If you don’t have time for a bath, then take the time to pull back your hair so it’s not near your face.  Be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy. Chances are, you’ll make a bit of a mess when you use a mask.  But, hey, that’s the fun of it all!

Step 2: I always recommend starting with a freshly cleansed face. Use your daily cleanser to remove all of the surface dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.

Step 3: Using damp hands, apply your mask directly onto your damp skin.  Remember it’s called a face mask for a reason. You should look like you’re wearing a mask when you put it on. Never rub the mask directly into your skin. It should be applied like frosting on a cupcake. Be sure to avoid the eye area, keep your nostrils clear and extend the mask from your face, down your neck and throat. Nothing worse then a young looking face and an old wrinkly neck ,right?  I always treat my neck as an extension of my face.

Step 4:  Just wait! You can use this 10 minutes to relax, style your hair, check your email…whatever you want. Just be conscientious of the time and follow the directions. If the directions read leave on for up to 15 minutes, then that’s what you need to do. Just don’t leave your face mask on for 20 or 30 minutes. The product benefits are tied to the directions for usage. Be sure to follow them exactly.

Step 5:  It’s time to remove the mask. Masks are designed to adhere to your skin. You don’t want to be too rough when removing it. Use plenty of water and a wash cloth to gently wash away the mask. Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with a towel.

It doesn’t get any easier then that when it comes to using mask. I'll be using the masque over the next few weeks, and will share my skin results with all of you.