I did the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Milwaukee this past weekend in the 90+ degree heat and it was seriously painful towards the end being covered in mud. You know when you leave a mud mask on your face too long and it dries your skin out horribly? Have you ever done that? I had a 40 minute drive home from the mud run and I was coated in it, hot and sweaty and my skin just felt tight and terrible with dried mud all over me. I took a shower and my skin was super soft in the end, but in the meantime…torture.
It got me thinking about how tough it can be to find a mask for acne that doesn’t leave my skin tight and dried out. Something that leaves my skin feeling nourished and hydrated and never dry or tight but still nukes the breakouts I get from time to time. A recent mask that I’ve discovered for that very purpose is the FarmHouse Fresh Pudding Apeel Tapioca + Rice Active Fruit Glycolic Mask.
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As we age, our cell turnover rate and natural exfoliation process slows down. Exfoliation removes dull-looking, old surface cells, and Pudding Apeel is designed to do just that! Glycolic and fruit extract Alpha Hydroxy Acids combine with hydrating honey and coconut milk to infuse skin with moisture as you renew. Tapioca provides a silky feel to skin. Plus, added green tea and honeysuckle extracts help soothe irritations. The exfoliation process also aids in the control of acne and helps improve the look of sun damaged and aging skin. Give this little guy a few days to work its pudding magic! This mask is gentle enough to use daily, but do not overlap its use with other exfoliation methods or products as it may be irritating to skin.
I don’t feel the need to exfoliate daily, but I am enjoying using this awesome mask every few days. Sometimes the word “mask” is off putting to me because I feel like I don’t have 15-20 minutes to chill and wait while a mask does its magic like you would at a spa. This mask is gentle and can slough away the dead surface cells and do a great job in just a few minutes. I’ve been using it after washing my face at night. I’ll apply this, and then brush my teeth and get myself an ice water for next to the bed. By the time that part of my nightly routine is done, I’m ready to rinse this off.
If you’re not familiar with FHF products, they smell delectable and are so seriously amazing in quality. I feel like I’m at the spa every time I open one of their products and take a deep inhale. And just wait until you use it on your skin- divine! The Pudding Apeel mask is no exception. It has such a delicious scent that I could practically eat it out of the jar.
I have been into essential oils and natural living lately and while I’m not ready to completely make the switch to organic/natural beauty products I have been intrigued by natural products that give the same results as other things I’ve tried. The Pudding Apeel mask has this certain familiar tingle that reminds me of the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate that I have loved in the past. I think it’s from the fruit enzymes as that’s a similar ingredient in both. You can pick up the Pudding Apeel for $22 for a 3.25 oz. jar whereas 2 oz. of ExfoliKate runs you $85. I think that’s a bargain well worth investigating!
Pudding Apeel is 97% Natural and NOT Vegan as it contains honey and beeswax. It is also gluten free.
Have you tried FarmHouse Fresh products yet? What’s your favorite mask?