Anyone else feel like they just can’t get enough moisture these days? This never ending winter thing really takes a toll on us! Parched skin, chapped lips, dry ends…it ain’t pretty friends. But on the bright side, we’ve gotten pretty good at finding products that boost and retain moisture to help get us through this dry season.
Sam and I are ALL about masks these days. Whether we use them a couple times a week or every single day, masks seem to be the fastest, easiest way to bring our hair, skin and lips back to life. There’s nothing quite like waking up with luscious hair, glowing skin and plump lips. Like, hello! We’re ready for our closeup!
So with that friends, let’s get into the three masks we can’t live without.
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For the Hair: Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask
You hair is in for a major Moroccan treat guys! We recently received this hair mask in our FabFitFun box, and it was like love at first sight/smell/touch. Literally. My hair has never responded so well to a hair mask before!
- Product: Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask
- Price: $59.99
- Where to Buy: Amazon
- Perks: Salt Free | Sulfate Free
The Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask is made with pure Moroccan Argan oil and keratin, which help restore dry or damaged hair from heat or color/chemical treatments. Guilty anyone? We know we are! But are we ever seriously going to stop styling or coloring our hair? Nuh-uh honey! That’s what hair masks are for…duh.
Why I love this hair mask:
- It smells absolutely divine! It actually has kind of a manly scent to it, which I totally love. But it’s not too overpowering!
- My hair feels sooo soft and light the day after. No residue or heaviness left in sight!
- It helps my hair stay cleaner for longer. The more moisturized your locks are, the less oil your scalp will produce!
How to use it:
Once a week (typically on Sundays), I…
- Wash my hair with one of my favorite shampoos, like Virtue!
- Take a dollop of Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask and massage it into my ends and scalp
- Leave it on for 5 minutes
- Rinse and let my hair air dry overnight
The result? Bouncy, moisturized hair that looks and feels amazing. Now you know why it’s one of the three masks we can’t live without!
For the Skin: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™
- Product: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™
- Price: $80
- Where to Buy: Sephora
- Perks: Rated “Clean” at Sephora | Fragrance Free | Essential Oil Free | Silicone Free
I actually purchased this mask back before my wedding in effort to achieve major results, in a short period of time, without having to actually get weekly facials at a spa!
This power-packed formula of a mask is designed to totally revamp your face in a short amount of time. It’s a pro-quality AHA/BHA “facial” that works to resurface your skin to work towards clarity, evenness and an overall brighter complexion!
Why I love this mask:
- It is powerful, yet gentle. It does some serious work with some serious ingredients (which may sting a bit when you first put it on TBH), but it balances it all out with gentle, restorative ingredients!
- Note on this: I’ve totally strayed away from scrubs that damage my skin these days…using this product once every week or two weeks totally takes over the need for a regular scrub!
- I can see the results almost instantly. When I use this at night, I wake up with my skin looking fresh, clean and restored! It gets better with regular use too!
- Wallet-friendly facial. Sure, $80 for one product may seem insane! But when you compare the results of this mask to that of a $150 facial…and then realize that one bottle of this lasts FOREVER (I don’t even think I’m half-way through mine and it’s been 6 months!) it can’t not be a good deal.
How I use it:
Once every week or every two weeks, typically on a Monday night, I…
- Take off my makeup using the Farmacy Cleansing Balm and cleanse my face using the Youth to the People Cleanser.
- Pump a nickel-sized amount of Babyfacial onto my fingertips and rub a thin layer over my face.
- Let it sit for 20 minutes! Honestly, the first 60 seconds are really uncomfortable for me, but the worst of it is over in no-time and then it feels like nothing!
Voila! Visibly brighter and even-toned skin! There’s no wonder this mask has won a TON of awards. It just freakin’ works, friends!
For the Lips: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Sam and I first heard about the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask on one of our favorite podcasts/blogs, The Skinny Confidential. Lauryn Evarts is a skincare QUEEN, so of course we had to give her recommendation a try. I was a little hesitant at first because paying $20 for a lip mask seemed a bit absurd. But after Sam couldn’t stop raving about it, I knew I had to jump on the Laneige bandwagon. Am I too easily influenced? Perhaps…#sorrynotsorry.
- Product: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
- Price: $20
- Where to Buy: Sephora
- Perks: No Parabens | No Phthalates
The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a leave-on lip mask that helps to soothe and plump those precious lips of yours overnight. Like magic! It’s made with a Berry Mix Complex™, which is filled amazing antioxidants, vitamin C and a delicious blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts. Talk about YUM!
Not to mention, their exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology uses hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective barrier over the lips to help lock in ALL the moisture. It’s like lip balm on steroids!! (In a good way of course lol.)
Why we love this lip mask:
- Our lips have never looked or felt better. Buh-byeee chapped lips!
- It smells and tastes like a very berry paradise. It’s the more “mature” version of that strawberry Body Shop lip gloss you were obsessed with in 2004.
- It’s not just for overnight! We literally use this stuff all day every day because it absorbs so easily into our lips.
- It’s hubby approved. Berry flavor and all.
How we use it:
- Got chapped lips in the middle of the afternoon? Laneige it.
- Got chapped lips after your workout? Laneige it.
- Got chapped lips before bed? Laneige it. (And be generous this time around!)
- Got chapped lips after a steamy makeout sesh? Laneige it.
Ok, you get the point. We use this stuff ALL. THE. TIME. At night, we make sure we lather on a generous amount. And throughout the day, we use this lip mask in place of our regular chapstick. It works that well!