With summer coming on, my skin tends to go from dry to a bit oily and acne prone. That is when I tend to break out the facial masks more. Some of the best out there are the masks from Astara.
Astara makes a number of products, but my all time favorite, and one often listed as a favorite of other reviewers is the Astara Violet Flame Enzyme Mask. In my opinion, this is flat out the best enzyme mask out there. The mask is a nice thick clay mask, and you can really feel this one working. I don’t remember where I saw it, but I read a review once where the author likened the feeling to having her pores vacuumed, and she is right! You can actually feel the enzymes in this going to work. This mask simply can’t be beat as a wonderful exfoliator and a good way to dissolve junk out of your pores. Something to keep in mind though is that this one is not recommended for sensitive skin.
Those who want a milder product should take a look at the Astara Green Papaya Nutrient Mask. This is also an often recommended, wonderful mask that is much tamer than the violet enzyme mask. I use mine in between the more intense enzyme treatments. So if your skin is easily irritated, yet you want a bit of pore cleaning action, this is the mask to try.
The Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask is focused on purification and acne treatment. The mask feels similar to the Violet Flame mask, but a bit milder. It also works well on acne spots. Just put a dab on before bed and wash it off in the morning. Yes, you will have funky looking blue spots on your face overnight, but the clay helps draw out the oil and the enzymes go to work on the bacteria. You can also do essentially the same thing with the violet enzyme or green papaya masks.
For moisturizing and cooling after one of the clay masks, Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask is wonderful. This gel mask is soothing and is also ideal for sun or wind burned skin. It feels quite nice.
Want to try several at once? Take a look at this kit: Astara Facial Masks, Assorted or check out the sample size kit. Astara products are a bit expensive, but I am a big fan of the quality and find them to be worth the extra cost.