Girl on a Budget: The Brand for Facemasks

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Skincare is not only an essential routine as part of our daily lives, but it’s also therapeutic in that we get to pamper our skin! Face masks are a great example of this and they feel like a quick fix when your skin is in trouble. If you’re on a budget but still want a face mask that you can pamper your skin and is made of natural ingredients fret not, I’ve got you covered! Origins is the way to go! I’ve been using their face masks for years and love the results I get. Each tube of 3.4 oz is about $28, which in my opinion is less than most other Sephora face mask brands. If that’s a little steep for you, the smaller sized versions are typically half the price and I get a good 20-30 uses out of them. I’m very strategic on conserving the product and will explain my process below, along with the Origins masks that I’ve used.

But first let me explain to you my skin type so you get an understanding of the type of face masks I tend to navigate towards. My skin is oily in the the t-zone, the forehead and the chin area and is normal everywhere else. So, I would describe my skin as combination. Day to day I’m prone to getting a couple small pimples on my forehead or chin. With that being said let’s get to the face masks!

  1. Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask– This was the first face mask I used from Origins. It was during a time that I was constantly breaking out. At first I used to use the product around my entire face (what a luxury!!), which left my skin feeling plump after I took it off. Since I was a college student and wanted to conserve my funds, I began using the face mask as an acne treatment and only applied it to my breakout areas. I found that it really helped in drying out the pimples. If you’re not experiencing breakouts, it’s still a great face mask for making your skin feel rejuvenated and replenished.
  2. Drink Up Overnight Mask – I doubled up on using this face mask as moisturizer because during the winter time I was noticing that my skin was dry in certain areas of my face. Also I heard that oiliness is caused by the skin overcompensating in its production of oil because your skin is actually really dry. I don’t know how much of that was actually true but they say that you should use a really good moisturizer to reduce the oiliness.
  3. Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask- I used this mask specifically on areas of my face that are prone to oiliness and breakouts and it works great for that purpose! One thing I have found is to follow the exact time that the instructions recommend for leaving the mask on. The mask tends to become very difficult to get off if you leave it on for too long.
  4. Retexturizing Mask– I just bought this mask and have used it once. I would say it’s more for smoothing the skin’s texture than for helping with breakouts. I have some unevenness in my skin’s texture, but don’t experience breakouts as much so I thought this mask would be perfect! Based off my one use, I really like it! It left my skin feeling smooth and didn’t dry it out.

Also, not sure if any one else does this but I tend to leave my face mask on for at least an hour although they typically say to only leave it on for 15 – 20 min. The reason I do this is probably psychological in that I think that by leaving it on longer I’ll be getting better results. I always wonder though if there are any negative side effects by doing those. Also, another reason I leave it on for this long to be honest is sheer laziness I get caught up in whatever I’m doing and don’t want to take the mask off until I’m completely finished with the task at hand.

P.S. I think girl on a budget is a new series I want to start with my recs on how to save money regarding certain topics.

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