These inexpensive skin treatments will have you feeling like you've spent the afternoon at the spa
Of course everyone loves a good pampering session at the spa, but let’s be honest—it’s too expensive and time-consuming to indulge in a facial on a regular basis. But thanks to masks, achieving a fresh glow at home has gotten a lot easier, no matter what your skin type.
Whether you are looking for deep cleansing or a rejuvenating detox, here are eight of our favourite face masks that are both affordable and effective…
1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Skin Clearing Clay Mask, $18
This refreshing vegan mask will leave your skin feeling cool, clean and free of impurities. The tea tree oil not only smells like a delightful burst of nature, but also helps clear blemishes and acne. For best results, use it once or twice a week and leave it on your face for around 20 to 30 minutes.
2. Midnight Paloma Charcoal + Rose Detox Mask, $22
One hundred per cent natural ingredients, gluten-free, vegan, and PETA approved—what's not to love about Midnight Paloma’s detox mask? This delicately scented product uses the power of charcoal to absorb impurities and clean pores, while rolled oats soothe and rose petals hydrate your skin. All you have to do is mix a teaspoon of the powder with a teaspoon of water or natural yogurt, massage it onto your face, rest for 10 minutes, then get ready to glow!
3. Sephora Collection Avocado Face Mask, $8
Sephora’s face mask collection has a wide variety of natural ingredients to choose from, but this one makes the top of our list. Put on this Lyocell fiber sheet after a long day of work and your skin will instantly look and feel healthier. We love the freshness of the avocado, and it works well in sensitive areas.
4. Lush Cosmetics Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask, $13.95
Contrary to what the name suggests, everyone will be looking at you after you use this mask. Made from ground rice, kaolin, murumuru butter and grapefruit oil, this workhorse scrubs away dirt leaving your skin smooth and silky. Like all Lush products, this mask is completely natural, and the vibrant blue colour makes for some fun selfies too.
5. Boscia Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask, $11
Drinking water is one of the best ways to achieve glowing skin, and this two-piece hydrogel mask by Boscia is like pouring your skin a huge glass of H20. Tsubaki, also known as camellia oil, helps with anti-aging while vitamin E oil will leave your face soft and smooth—so many benefits at such an affordable price!
6. The Face Shop Real Nature Aloe Face Mask, $3
This simple hydrating sheet filled with pure aloe will give you smooth skin within minutes. The serum absorbs quickly, so this is a great mask to use in the morning before heading to work, or right before getting ready for an evening event.
7. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Mattifying Sheet Mask, $4
We love this easy peel-off mask that gives your skin long-lasting hydration in just 15 minutes. The non-greasy, water-based formula is filled with moisturizing green tea extracts, and the best part is that you don't even have to wash your face after. Just rub the leftover product into your skin and you're ready to go!
8. L’Occitane Peony Overnight Perfecting Mask, $7
Get your beauty sleep with this smooth gel mask from L’Occitane. The soft peony will give you a radiant complexion when you wake up, and will also reduce the appearance of dullness. We love that you only have to put on a thin layer, so you won't even feel like you anything on your face.