As I mentioned in my last post – I’ve been putting a lot of thought into my skincare routine recently. I used to be the kind of girl who would buy whatever skincare products were cheap or were on sale. I was more focused on price than I was ingredients and benefits. This skincare-picking method of mine was no different with face masks.
I would often be drawn to mud masks that cost $10 a pop. There’s nothing wrong with spending only $10 on a skincare product if you’re getting something that works for your skin – but I wasn’t. I would find a mask, buy it, try it, push it to the side, and repeat. Sometimes though, I would do something worse, I would keep using it even though it clearly wasn’t working for me.
My two major skin concerns are blemishes and dryness (and sensitivity of course); this is often a hard combination to beat as acne/blemish masks and treatments are often extremely drying on the skin.
A couple of months ago I had a farmers gift card to spend – ladies if you’re not already signed up to Farmers Beauty Club then go sign up today – and I wanted to try out a product from Antipodes after I got on with the Joyful Hand & Body Cream so well.
I spent a lot of time browsing the Antipodes website and it was very hard to narrow my choice down to just one product – I still have about 10 on my wish list! The more I read and heard about the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask the more perfect it sounded!
It’s a unique mask in that it targets blemishes and dryness all in one. The Manuka honey draws moisture to your skin as well as acts as an anti-inflammatory, it also has Pohutakawa bloom which is a natural antioxidant. All in all it has a lot of natural ingredients that do a lot of good to your skin!
I usually do this mask once a week although if my skin is particularly bad then I will do it two or three times – I simply apply a thick layer, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
In the directions on the tube it also sees you can use it as a spot treatment – I was immediately intrigued! I tried it out and I now also use this mask for that purpose – I simply take a cotton bud and dab a little bit on to any blemishes before I put on my moisturiser. It’s fine to put on makeup while you’ve got a bit of this on your blemishes, just wait 10-15 minutes after you’ve applied it before you put on your makeup.