Azra’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Azra’s beauty faves – from lipsticks to lotions and everything in between – specifically for gals in their 20′s.
This winter seems never ending with the infamous Ice Storm of 2013, inches of snow we’ve had, and the few peeks of sunshine we get every now and then. Let me tell you it’s getting miserable and I’m finding myself in this depressive funk. I can’t be bothered to put on a full face of makeup because my skin is so dry; boy does my skin ever need some winter lovin’.
Enter the holy grail of masks: Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores. Now, masks are often incredibly drying and usually a no-no for me during the winter. However (and a big however) this is different. First of all, the active charcoal brings forth all the clogged dirt lying under your skin and in your pores. I didn’t notice it until I took off the mask… but it felt like my skin let out a massive breath of fresh, clean air – and that’s exactly what the product’s description claims it does. False advertising? Not with Origins…
Not only did my skin feel cleaner, it didn’t feel extremely dry. Rather, my skin was incredibly soft and I felt like my skin’s natural moisture barrier was still intact – bonus! If you’re an all-natural junkie, this is the mask for you. It’s made without harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates, phthalates and many more elements you don’t want on your skin.
Have you tried this mask or swear by other ones? Comment below with your thoughts or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.