If you're lazy like me but still like a good old pamper sesh, then listen up. I'm pretty much a skincare fiend at this point - I love trying anything I can get my hands on. I recently read up on the Blithe Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey Splash Mask on Barely There Beauty, and I knew it was something I had to try. It's called a "patting water mask," so essentially it's a very thin fluid that you can pat on and get the effects of a face mask in just 15 seconds. Are you sold yet?
This comes in three varieties - the yellow one is supposed to be brightening, the green one (green tea) is for soothing more oily skins, and the purple one (berry) is for rejuvenating the skin. As you can see, I went for the yellow one. You may remember from my Summer Skincare Essentials post that I'll try anything if it claims to be brightening. I was totally fascinated by the concept of these. I didn't understand how something like this could possibly give any results, but I'm drinking the KoolAid now. There are a few ways you can use this, but the way I like to do it is by pouring half a capful into my hands in the shower, facing the stream of water, and patting it into my skin while the water is hitting my face. I really feel an instant change in my skin - it feels more plump and smooth, and my skin doesn't feel tight when I get out of the shower (it usually does if I don't use this).
These are quite potent (this one smells like straight up lemon juice), so if you've got sensitive skin I'd be careful. My skin is a little sensitive though, and I haven't had a problem. I just make sure the liquid is mixing with plenty of water from the shower when it's being applied to my skin. It's quite an awkward experience at first and you're going to feel like you're doing it all wrong, but I promise you'll get it. I use this a few times a week and really look forward to my showers on those days. I'm a nighttime shower-er, but I could see these, this yellow one in particular, being quite energizing in the morning. The radiance this gives my skin is really noticeable after a shower, to me at least. I love that I can just do this as part of my shower routine and not have to sit around waiting for a traditional face mask to dry, so I can give myself a little pamper no matter how busy I am.
TL;DR if you take a shower at my house I'm going to force you to use this because it's really great and quite amazing that something so watery can make the skin feel so nice.
Have you ever tried any of these "Splash Masks?" I really want to try the purple one next, and I want to convince my mom to try the green one!