I have a love hate relationship with face masks. Why? Because I have dry to super dry skin and a lot of the face masks I have tried or have made myself seem to be for normal or for oily skin. Or at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I've added honey, rose water, and even glycerin to the mix. They have all hated me. Of course I have not tried everything on the market, yet.
Upon hearing one day of my troubles, I received some much needed guidance from Kat of Wild Honey Apothecary. I was more than willing to purchase one of her handmade concoctions as long as it was hydrating. This was my only requirement. She guided me to her Pumpkin Cocoa Honey Mud face mask. I nearly did a triple take as anything with pumpkin I was all over it.
The only reason I'm not completely out of this face mask already is sheer and utter laziness. Because I'm not in a routine yet of doing regular face masks I tend to forget to do them. When I do remember I have this jar of wonderful it is a purely enjoyable experience and my skin is so much better for it. It is the first face mask that I've done that does not dry out my skin. My skin is not irritated or red afterwards and I can leave it on for quite a while (most masks I cannot tolerate for more than ten minutes).
The first time I used the mask I wet my face way to much and was a drippy mess. The mask was practically sliding off of me. I've since learned my lesson and now mist water all over my face and then apply the mask over my slightly damp face. This works best for me. Not only is the Pumpkin Honey Mud great for your skin I find it also a great aromatherapy experience. For me it is not a process to be rushed. Thankfully the formulation allows you to relax and enjoy. It's not like I'm going to turn into the crypt keeper while having this on my skin like a typical clay mask would and for that I'm forever thankful for Kat and her wild apothecary ways.
For the sake of us dry skin gals I hope she never stops making this product!