I love face masks, they’re one of my guilty pleasures and I spend a silly amount of money on masks to treat my skin. You only have one chance to keep your skin in good condition so I think masks are well worth the investment. There’s so many masks out there though and it’s overwhelming trying to decide what to use.
I thought I’d create a series on the blog ‘Monday Mask Night’ and give an in-depth review each Monday of either a new face mask I’ve tried or a trusty old favourite to help you decide if it’s a mask you need to add to your bathroom cabinet and skincare routine! I’d love you to share your Monday Mask Night thoughts or any masks you’d like me to review.
I’m starting off with one of my all time favourite masks, the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mud Mask. This mask is my go to when my skin is having a breakout and feeling congested. I also use this as a spot treatment as it helps to heal and dry out blemishes quickly.
“Much more than a deep-cleansing treatment, this mask harnesses the power of transformative Hungarian Moor mud, rich in calcium and magnesium, to clear congested pores and draw out impurities. Skin appears instantly clearer”
I apply the mask to cleansed skin using my fingers. I like to apply a decent layer paying special attention to the areas I get most congestion like my nose, chin and forehead. The mask has an almost mousse like texture with small grit like bits throughout, this is why I like to pay special attention to the areas I get most congestion as the grit like pieces gently exfoliate. Leave the mask on for around 20mins, it hardens but not uncomfortably. You may feel a small bit of tingling, this is normal. Of course if your face feels very itchy or hot then you may be reacting to an ingredient so it’s best to remove the mask and do a small patch test before trying to use it again. I have very sensitive skin though and haven’t ever reacted to this mask.
To remove I use warm water and some reusable cotton pads, the warm water melts the mask off effortlessly so you won’t need to apply pressure or scrub.
My face always feel insanely clean after using this mask but not dried out or stripped of oils like a lot of mud masks can make your skin feel. I finish up my skincare by applying my serum and night cream.
As I mentioned above, I also like to use this as a spot treatment as it dries spots out and helps to heal them more quickly. Just apply some to the spot using your finger, leave on for at least 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water and a reusable cotton pad. Your spot will look much less angry. You can also pop this on a spot before going to bed and wash off in the morning.
I’ve had a few pots of this mask over the years. It’s a firm favourite and one I’ll always repurchase. It’s definitely not a cheap mask but Omorovicza make a travel sized pot so you can sample this mask before splurging on the full size. You can pick up a 15ml pot for £25 or a full size 50ml pot for £68. The 15ml pot goes a long way, especially if you decide to use it as a spot treatment rather than an all over mask.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING THE FIRST OF MY MONDAY MASK NIGHT SERIES. HAVE YOU TRIED THE OMOROVICZA DEEP CLEANSING MUD MASK? DOES IT SOUND LIKE THE SORT OF MASK YOU’D LIKE TO TRY OUT? DON’T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW IF THERE’S ANY MASKS YOU’D LIKE ME TO REVIEW.