This One Tool Will Make All Your Face Masks Work Better
I've always been into face masks, but over the course of the last month or so, my fondness has grown into a full-blown obsession—as in, I apply one at least three times a week, if not more often.
Though my skin has been loving it, I can't say the same for my bathroom sink. (The gunk that ends up on my hands post-application goes right down the drain.) So in an effort to minimize the mess, a few weeks ago I decided to take a cue from the pros and start using a brush to apply my masks.
A handful of skincare brands make brushes specifically for this purpose, but a wide, flat foundation brush will do the job just fine. I dipped Make Up For Ever 108 Large Foundation Brush ($36; sephora.com) into my mask of choice and, lo and behold, the benefits included more than just saving money on Drano.
Most shockingly, I found I used far less product than I did when applying with my hands, since the brush distributed the formula in a thin, even layer. (Not to mention the brush is a far more hygenic option than sticking my fingers in the jar.) Plus, the whole process just felt good—there's something totally zen about taking the time to brush on a mask. And, best of all, the only clean up involved is rinsing off the bristles. Looks like my mask habit is here to stay.