It’s probably safe to say that I’m obsessed with facial masks. Some are extremely helpful, and some just feel good, but either way, I will put just about any mask on my face and enjoy the heck out of it. Clearly I’m an addict for these things.
I had the opportunity to try the ActiLift Face Mask by Actifirm, and as usual, I thought it was fab. It’s a mostly aloe-vera based mask that helps tighten skin and is also excellent for hydrating and increasing circulation. I’ve been trying to get in the habit of occasionally using a mask with hydrating properties, since I normally use masks that control oil, help with breakouts, and that sort of thing. As I age, I’m finding that my skin can use a little help in the firming/hydrating area as well, and this mask certainly helps with those.
The trick with using this mask is to apply it to damp skin and let it firm up until it is completely dry – 10 minutes, 15 minutes, whatever it takes. Be patient. It will start feeling tight, and when it’s all dry, simply wash it off, apply your toner (if you use it), and your night cream.
The color is fun too – my kids get extra joy in seeing me with a green face.
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