Good Afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a great Friday. For me this morning was filled with a whole bunch of little tasks so part of me feels like I didn’t accomplish anything as I flit from one thing to another. At least I feel that way until I look at my to do list and realize how much I’ve actually managed to check off the list.
Once I saw that I was quite pleased with myself.
Ah perception, it’s a wonderful thing.
Today’s face mask is one I have tried before and couldn’t help but pick up again. It is one of my favorite post sun masks, although it is also really good in the deep winter when my skin feels parched from the central heat. The mask I used today was the Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask. It is a little different from my usual face masks.
First off because of the tinted jelly like formula in the clear glass, taking a picture of the mask in the jar is always fun. It either reflects the light or shows what is behind the jar. There is a light blue tint to the mask that makes it look a little like water. Which as all Vichy products are known for their inclusion of thermal waters it is kind of appropriate.
According to the Vichy Website…
Vichy’s first mineral mask enriched with 10% Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and soothing Vitamin B3 to act as a hydration boost for dry and uncomfortable skin.
Formulated with 10% Vichy Mineralizing Water to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier function and protect against aggressors. To nourish and pamper dehydrated skin, Vichy’s Quenching Mineral Mask is a light, fresh and thirst-quenching formula to immediately hydrate and soothe skin. After 4 weeks of use, skin feels revitalized and rebalanced. Paraben-Free.
What is interesting is that you don’t really wash this mask off. You apply a thin layer over the face and let it sit for five minutes. During the five minutes you sort of tap all over your skin and then rub the rest of the product into your skin. Then you are done. If using this as a face mask, remember to use a tiny amount as it goes a long way. As you can see from the photos, the mask just makes your skin look wet, so no bank robber look for me today.
There is no tingling, but the mask does feel cool and refreshing. It is one I highly recommend after a day in the sun. While I used it today because yesterday I spent quite a lot of time outside and felt the need for something soothing and quenching, my favorite way to use this is in the winter time.
What I like to do is right after dinner, remove my makeup and ash my face so my skin is clean. Then apply a thin layer of this mask and let it soak in while I watch television or do whatever in the house that evening. I like to give it a good couple of hours and then just before bed I do my normal nightly ritual. I find this really combats the winter dry skin. I keep it around in the summertime for post sun dryness and in the winter to combat the effects of central heating.
Either way, I like having this mask around. It is a great, simple way to add a quick burst of moisture to your skin. I’ve never had a problem with breakouts or clogged pores from it so I have no problem using it when I am breaking out. It smells clean and fresh and is designed for sensitive skin. I tend to occasionally burn across the bridge of my nose and I’ve applied it over the burn before. It soothes and helps prevent peeling. I know that isn’t what it’s intended to do, but it is a useful trick to the mask if you happen to have it around.
While I chose this mask because of too much sun yesterday, I also chose it because it is quick to use. It is a five minute application and there isn’t a lot of rinsing afterwards. It is perfect on a busy day when you are working from home. which actually describes my day today perfectly. I may not have to see anyone today, but I have a few items I want to clear off my check list before I end the week and start my weekend. So now that my skin is refreshed, I am going to bid you Adieu for now and get back to work. I hope you finish out your week accomplishing all you set out to do and have a great weekend.