During my recent trip to Japan, I noticed how the locals and other Asian people hoard on facial masks. Side note: I know that others are not Japanese because they fell in line on the tax-free counter. My cousin even asked me about the purpose of facial masks.
Then I asked several people if they use facial mask frequently and if it's part of their skin care regimen. I got a resounding no. Couldn't blame them. I was one of those people until I chanced upon a huge sale of facial masks in 2013. PhP15 per mask, hello! That's when I started to take facial masks seriously.
Last year, I remember receiving an e-mail from a renowned makeup artist, the one and only, Barbi Chan, telling me that she'll be sending me Dermal facial masks from South Korea. I immediately tried the Apricot one and hoarded at Beauty Bar forgetting about the other 4 facial masks.
Luckily, I still have the other 4 facial masks with me (and was able to bring it with my limited stash of makeup and skincare).
Dermal Facial Mask, PhP70 each
Tidbit about this facial mask: it's the #1 facial mask in South Korea! And it's available locally for a very affordable price of PhP70!
But what does a facial mask do to your skin? It has several benefits and different kinds of the facial mask have specific benefit but as a whole, facials masks hydrates your skin. After use, you'll immediately feel your skin softer, smoother, and plump. It also makes your face look brighter after use.
Hello from my masked face!
Bright face ba kamo? The hype is real!
The facial mask that I used in this photo was SYN-AKE. It's the one I wanted to get rid of among the four. I don't know about you but the thought of snake essence on my skin is scaring the hell out of me. Haha! I'm just glad that the facial mask didn't have any weird smell. It actually smells good! Oh yeh, you can use this hot or cold. I prefer to use it cold so I store my facial masks in the fridge for that extra cooling effect on my face.
Facial masks are usually excessively wet when you open it. What I do is apply the excess product/essence on my neck. I leave the mask on for 20 mins, take the mask off, and rub the excess essence all over my face.
I really love the effect on my face afterwards. My face feels so soft I can't stop poking it haha! To get maximum results with facial masks, you have to use it every night. Include it in your skincare regimen and don't skip it. Yes, it is a bit pricey but it's worth it. As for me, I'll be honest that I only use facial masks once a week. Twice a week if I'm having a hell and sleepless week. And as I've said, my face feels soft. I wouldn't say baby skin but more like a 9 year old kid skin (my basis is obviously my 9yr old nephew).
Dermal Facial Mask is available as all Beauty Bar branches.
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