During the wee hours I've decided to wear a mask. Not really to pamper myself, but just to use it off before it expires hahahaha Welp.. After all I did have too much skincare products because of a shopping spree last year in KL where me and my sis spent too much and got too much freebies.
Anyway, this mask was a freebie/gift which we got from guardian. It was about $2 per mask, and that time we had about 5 if I remember correctly. This was the last piece left. Not sure why we've decided to stop wearing the mask and leave this lonesome one unused for almost a year now lols. Fret now, this mask expires in 2019, so it is still safe to use (Y)
This mask is a root water mask, extracted essence of different beneficial root herbs and so on. Supposed to moisturise your skin and keep them soft and baby smooth. And apparently recommended to be used daily. (haha I see what you did there guardian, making people buy more so you can earn money! But $2 for daily use is too much boo, so no. XD)
When I opened it, I was quite amused. I didn't think the mask will be black, though I should have because the packaging is black. And need I mention I look like I'm wearing a burglar mask with the black sheet mask XD So funny. You're supposed to wear the mask on for 10-15mins, I wore it for about 13mins. A good indicator to know when it's time to remove the mask is to listen to your skin. At the 12 minute mark I could feel my skin like it couldn't absorb anymore of the essence and that's when I took it off. So you don't have to exactly remove your mask by 10minutes or 15, it is meant as a guideline. Listen to how your skin reacts and remove it when you know it's right.
Also, to enhance your experience of wearing a mask, always chill it in the fridge first. I don't really know any benefits for it, but I do enjoy the coldness of the mask on my face. It's a very indulging feeling where you lie on your bed with your face cold for 10minutes, it's amazing.
After I removed the mask, I patted the excess into my skin and wiped off any excess with my hands and spread it to my neck instead. One thing I don't really enjoy is that it leaves a sticky feeling after it dries. To me that kinda also meant the mask is of lower quality, because higher quality products always never have this issue. But I mean it is a free mask, so no complaints, but that FYI, ya know.
To counter this feeling I sometimes hide in an air conditioned room, not sure why it works, but somehow cold and dry air reduces the stickiness on your skin.
I don't really feel that my skin is moisturised, but I did feel refreshed afterwards. Glad I didn't waste my mask and I get to have better skin (sorta) too! After all, I haven't been taking care of myself very well, which have affected my decisions in life which is regrettable.. But this have helped me a little so that's great!
Also my lips have been cracking quite badly recently.. Time to drink more water T_T