My favorite masks by Madara

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madara masks

One of the most important things in my skincare are masks. They’ve always been the one thing I stress, when I’m giving skincare advice. Giving that extra care to your skin once per week is essential in keeping it clean and good-looking.

Especially if your skin has even a slight tendency to impurities or oiliness. And actually – whatever the problem was. You probably know that feeling, when you feel like your skin is not doing that great? Maybe it looks dull, maybe there are impurities, dry spots or you feel like it needs a little something. Solution: masks.

In this post I will share my favorite masks from Madara. Madara has awesome masks and I’ve used them for years. They are very effective and the price-quality ratio is good.

I took these masks with me last weekend on a cottage, and chose a mask for my sister and my friend. They also got to tell their opinions on the products.

madara detox mask

MADARA ULTRA PURIFYING MUD MASK – DETOX*

Could this be the most effective mud mask I’ve ever tried? Possibly. Sometimes, if I leave it on for too long – I get red as a lobster. 5-10 minutes is enough with this one, so it’s also a time-saver. If your skin is super oily and you’re longing for that matte, very clean feeling – you have to try this.

purifying mask madara detox

I chose this mask for my sister Janika, who has an oily skin. The mask was on her face for about 7 minutes. She liked the mask and was amazed at how fresh and clean her skin looked. The mask also brought some of the spots on the surface, so the next day she had some red spots – which then went away quicker. So if you have a party coming up, do this mask at the beginning of the week to purify your skin!

madara peel mask

MADARA BRIGHTENING AHA PEEL MASK*

Treating your skin with acids may sound rough, but it’s actually a gentle way to exfoliate the skin and make it look clean and radiant. Radiant is the key word here, because this mask really does brighten the skin and make it radiant. The consistency is quite transluscent, but don’t let it fool you. This mask is very effective – and the proper time for this mask is 3-10 minutes as well. So, another time-saver. As always: remember to protect your skin with SPF 15 at minimum, when you’re using products containing AHA or BHA.

madara peel mask inka

I chose this mask for my friend Inka, who also liked it very much. She felt her skin was smooth and radiant after using this mask. Inka’s skintype is combination, leaning more to the dry side though. The mask was on her face for about 7 minutes.

madara smart mask

MADARA SMART ANTI-POLLUTION CHARCOAL&MUD REPAIR MASK*

This is the newest mask from Madara and I got it as pr-sample. It’s a mud mask, but compared to Detox mask, it’s milder. When I could use Detox mask once per week, this I could do 2-3 times. This smart mask purifies the skin, but it also nourishes it. It contains charcoal, so it’s completely black. The consistency is something I absolutely love – it glides effortlessly on the skin and it makes my skin look and feel good. Again, 5-10 minutes. Madara knows people are busy nowadays!

madara smart mask review

I use all of these masks, but I chose this one for my skin this time. It has quickly become one of my favorite masks! It leaves my skin fresh, purified and radiant. My skintype is combination.

Have you tried Madara’s masks?

My skincare routine – 12 products I use daily

skincare routine

My daily skincare routine contains 12 different products. That might sound like a lot, but for a skincare enthusiastic it’s actually not that bad.

My skintype is combination and I’m still recovering from acne. I have acne scars, so that’s one of the things I try to take care of. I also try to be gentle with my skin, because even though it gets oily, it also gets dry and I want my products to balance my skin. Being a beauty blogger means trying out different products quite often, but from this post you get an idea of how I treat my skin.

But one of the things I wouldn’t change are my oils: argan oil and jojoba oil. And my serum!

my skincare routine

my pm skincare routine

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE – EVENING

First, I double cleanse. It is one of the most important things in my skincare routine. I first wash my face with an oil, because oil soaks off makeup and sunscreen from my face, after which I can use my actual face cleanser to clean my face from dirt and sebum. Washing your face with two different products might sound extreme, but it’s amazing, I promise you – and not drying at all, since the first product is an oil, anyway.

Missha Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil
A great oil cleanser, that removes makeup really well and is quite long-lasting.

Dr. Organic Tea Tree Face Wash
I’m still searching for that perfect face wash and that is the one product, that I do change a bit, but this one I’ve been using the most. It’s inexpensive and very long lasting, so it’s great for a budget.

Chrissanthie eye lid cleanser (mixed with pure water to get a foam)
I use this daily to wash my lash extensions. If you want to know more about lash extensions, check out this post.

EkoPharma Vadelma Moisturizing Toner
I love this toner. It balances my skin, while hydrating it. I think this is my favorite toner so far.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate
This serum would deserve a party of it’s own and I dedicated this post to it. When my skin started to get very bad last Summer, I bought this and started to use it daily. It helped with inflammation, spots, skin texture and dryness. It balanced my skin and was the key factor in making it smoother.

Argan oil
Argan oil my skin’s saviour, when it comes to dryness, but it actually has some other benefits as well. It has anti-aging properties, so it’s great for keeping that youthful glow on. Argan oil is also great for scarring and as you may know, I have pretty bad acne scars. I’ve been using this consistently throughout my acne journey and I’m pretty sure it’s one of the reasons my acne scars have been fading away quite nicely and my skin has stayed smooth. For anyone battling acne scars (or any scars), you might want to try argan oil.

EkoPharma Herukka Cream
This is one of the lotions I told you about in this post. Basically I got to make my own lotions! I’ve been using this one as a night cream. It soothes my skin, balances any redness I might have and nourishes super well, so that when I wake up in the morning my skin feels moisturized, but not oily or sticky.

Vichy AqualiaThermal Eye Balm
A lightweight and refreshing gel, that moisturizes well and suits my lash extensions. I also like the packaging!

my morning skincare routine

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE – MORNING

Before I put anything on my face, I wash my face with cold water. It’s essential for me, and not least, because it helps me to wake up. I need cold water under my eyes and all over my face in the morning, period. Then I go through these products.

EkoPharma Vadelma Moisturizing Toner

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose water
This facial spray offers nice lightweight moisture. I like to moisturize my skin using lighter products in the morning.

Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil seems to absorb in my skin better than argan oil, so I like to use jojoba in the morning. I apply oil either before lotion or I mix it with the lotion.

EkoPharma Vadelma Cream
EkoPharma’s Vadelma (Raspberry) line is made for normal to mixed skin and it’s great for my skin. This lotion is very moisturizing, but not heavy. It works well under my makeup as well.

Clarins Multi-Active Eye Cream
This eye cream actually has it’s own blog post! It has a metallic applicator tip, which makes it perfect for eye massage and therefore helps with puffiness.

+ Sunscreen
Usually, my makeup acts as my sunscreen, since my foundations almost always contain a SPF. It’s not that sunny here all year round, so wearing a full face of foundation is enough for my face in Fall and Winter. However, if I’m not wearing a foundation and I’m headed outside in that beautiful winter sun, I make sure to apply sunscreen. In spring and Summer I wear either a sunscreen (I like Eucerin’s Mattifying Sun Fluid) or mineral makeup.

That is it for my daily skincare routine and products. Besides these I exfoliate my skin once or twice per week and use a mask once or twice as well. But I change those products a lot, so I didn’t want to include all of them here. The exfoliator I use is amazing though, so I might give it it’s own post.

How many products do you use daily for your skincare routine?