Get the best bang for your buck on beauty face masks

With face masks being mandatory to wear outdoors, some of us are seeing the negative effects on our skin. Whether it’s skin redness or breakouts, we feel you. Workers in essential services are definitely not having a good time, having to put on face masks for long periods of time.

To give your skin a little treat at night, probably you’ve started stocking up on beauty face masks. Or you were sorting out your fridge and found some loots from the last Korea trip you went. Whatever the reason is, allow us to share with you how to get the most value out of the beauty face masks you’re about to start using.


If you refer to the instructions at the back of your beauty face mask, you will probably see the time recommended to put on the mask for. Keep to that.

The experts who manufactured the masks know it best so it’s wise to follow. Some ingredients can cause irritation when allowed to dry on the skin for longer than advised. The last thing you want to do is to spend money harming your delicate skin in the long run.


Apart from beauty sheet masks, there are also masks that come in the form of a gel, cream, or clay. Keeping the recommended time in mind, you should try to multi-mask only when the products have similar usage time. However, if it’s too much a hassle to group them, then avoid it altogether.

Maybe you’ve read that people with sensitive skin combinations should use different types of masks at one time. It may make sense to use a clay mask targeting the T-zone area and a hydrating mask on the rest of the face. However, here comes the problem.

Considering the time it takes to dry, a clay mask would definitely be faster compared to its counterpart. Leaving the drying clay mask on for too long might cause wrinkles. This defeats the purpose of using it in the first place. You don’t want to be throwing your money into the bin.


Too little or too much of something doesn’t always work. Be consistent in your beauty face mask routine if you want to reap the benefits and get the most value out of what you’ve spent.

The frequency? Again, follow the instructions written on the product. Some series require you to only have it on for once a week, while others may advise you to do it at least two to three times a week. It really boils down to individual brands and your skin’s reactivity to the ingredients.

Most importantly, what works for me may not work for you. To get the best bang for your buck on beauty face masks, stick to the rules.


Budget-Friendly Skin Care Tips That Experts Recommend

Dreaming of fresh, glowing, and youthful skin without the need to spend hundreds of dollars on expert services?

Skip fancy skin treatments by rejuvenating your skin with five simple skin care tips that beauty professionals do themselves.


Regular shaving and cleansing can damage your skin so lower its intensity by avoiding strong soaps and by shaving cautiously. Strongly formulated soaps can remove oil from your skin. So, use mild cleansers especially with your face.

Shaving cautiously entails protecting your skin by adding another layer of lotion, shaving cream, or gel before shaving. Also, you must shave in the direction of your hair growth and not against it.


Dermatologist Lisa Garner, the former president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, often fills her palm with about half a teaspoon of sunscreen to cover her face, ears, and neck. To keep your skin youthful, stay protected by using broad-spectrum sunscreens with SPF 30 or higher.

Image Credits: via @agoncilloanna

Image Credits: via @agoncilloanna

Reapply every two hours particularly if you are perspiring or swimming.


Consisting of 95% water, it comes as no surprise that cucumbers help freshen and moisturize the skin. Also, cucumber pulp can help improve your skin’s complexion especially if you have redness or irritation.

Just place at least two cucumber slices in a plastic bag and let it freeze in the fridge overnight. Remove it from the fridge the next morning and place two slices in your eyes for 10 minutes. Guaranteed instant freshness and less puffy eyes is in store!


One of the best ways to protect your skin is to quit smoking. According to research, smoking narrows the blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin, which diminishes the blood flow. This exhausts the skin’s supply of oxygen and nutrients leading to “older-looking skin” and more wrinkles. Furthermore, smoking damages the elastin and collagen – important fibers to give your skin elasticity and strength.


Dermatologist Jeanine Downie shares that frozen peas can help soothe irritated and itchy eyes. Simply put the bag of frozen peas on your eyelids for about five minutes.

The coldness of these veggies can help reduce the swelling. Compared with ice packs, frozen peas easily follows the shape of your eyes and leads to a quicker relaxing effect.

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Image Credits: (License: CC0 Public Domain)

Sources: 1 & 2


5 Affordable Beauty Hacks You Must Try Now

When you are caught in a beauty dilemma, you need a quick solution! In order for fast action to happen, health care products that are already available can be used.

Here are 5 Affordable Beauty Hacks that can make your life easier…


To deal with your shiny face, you may use hand sanitizer or Sticky Notes (e.g. Post-it). Hand sanitizer has “dimethicone” that smoothens the skin like a primer and provides a protective coat locking in moisture. You may use this along the hairline, forehead, T-zone or cleavage.

Post-it or sticky notes remove the excessive oil on your face without ruining your make up. Just peel off a Post-it sticky part then dab it along your T-zone.


Many of the health care products have multiple uses so stretch its capabilities to save more money. Here is a list of 4 multi-purpose products:

a. Toothpaste can double as pimple remover
b. Baby oil can double as a make-up remover
c. Nail polish cannot only personalize your jeans but it can also stop a run in your stockings.
d. Greek yogurt to reduce pimple inflammation and redness


If you accidentally burn yourself with your hair iron or curling stick, use raw honey to alleviate the pain and provide antibacterial protection. Honey also keeps your skin hydrated and smooth.

Image Credits: Maegan Tintari via Flickr

Image Credits: Maegan Tintari via Flickr


Debra Jaliman, a dermatologist and author of “Skin Rules”, suggests adding two tablespoons of brown sugar to 1/2 cup of coconut oil to exfoliate dry feet. She says that it helps to get rid of the unwanted dead skin.


Your hair may either be dry or dull. When this happens, gather the ingredients you have in your kitchen and try these hair masks.

a. Hydrating Mask
Heat up 4 tablespoons of olive oil for 20 seconds then mix it with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply it in your hair and put a shower cap on for 20 minutes. Then, rinse it.

b. Mask for Shiny Hair
Mash one piece of avocado until the texture is smooth. Then, add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Heat the mixture up for 20 seconds. Apply it in your hair and put a shower cap on for 30 minutes. Then, rinse it.

Image Credits: Michal Hadassah

Image Credits: Michal Hadassah

Sources: Stay a Stay at Home Mom and Beauty High