Growing up my mom always kept an aloe plant in the house. I’d like to say it was a beautiful plant allowed to grow to majestic proportions, but our aloe plant always looked a little rough around the edges.
It was well cared for and certainly allowed to grow large and healthy. However it has lots of marks showing where pieces were sliced off. It was an aloe plant that had been through the wars.
In our house, small rashes from nettle stings to poison ivy were treated with a quick rub of alow to get rid of the itch and the sting. Burns from those incurred while cooking to sunburns were likewise treated with aloe.
Summertime was a bad time for our aloe plant growing up. Almost anytime I ended up coming back from swimming I would be given a piece of aloe leaf to rub across my face, especially across the bridge of my nose.
While I keep an aloe plant in my house, and have pretty much since I left home. It doesn’t get as much of a work out. Occasionally a kitchen burn will be cause for a trimming. A few springs back massive sunburns on my legs caused the largest leaves to be harvested from the plant. But over all it has been left in peace.
This year the summer has been brutal and despite my best intentions, My face has gotten far more sun than I intended. Instead of stripping my aloe plant bare (especially as it is just now starting to recover from my sunburn hack down)I am turning to a sheet mask. The Aloe Essential Sheet mask from Jant Blanc to be more precise.
This mask is from Facetory. (Incidentally I do have a coupon code for them it is MSMIMSY15 if you are going shopping you can save additional by using it. And yes I get points towards products if you do use it so if that makes you uncomfortable feel free to skip the code, no problems from me)They have several subscription tiers available if you are interested in a subscription. I like their service as it is a great way to try a bunch of different sheet mask out. There are a lot of sheet masks out there. Some I have tried and thought this is okay but not something I would bother with again. Others become staples for anytime my skin needs a little pick me up. Through the Facetory subscription I have tried bunches of sheet masks and have started building a list of masks I really like. I’ve also found a few brands that I enjoy so it has been a good experience. If the subscription is not for you, I would still suggest going to visit their site, especially on Mondays. Every Monday they have a selection of sheet mask available for one dollar. I tend to visit with my list of masks that I like on hand and when the ones I like rotate into the sales I stock up.
This Aloe mask I have used before and will certainly use again. When you open it, the mask smells of Aloe. It feels as soothing as aloe on the skin and after removing the mask my skin feels like it has had an aloe pack pressed on top of it for fifteen minutes.
I know shocking right. An aloe mask is aloe-tastic.
But it really is. Despite wearing sunscreen, my skin takes a beating from the summer sun. A little extra care isn’t a bad thing. Today I put on the aloe mask and was transported back to my childhood in the best way. Most of the details of this mask are written in Korean. I neither speak nor read Korean. But I can say that my skin is very happy with the Aloe that was in this mask and next time the Jant Blanc Aloe mask comes up on the Face tory $1 Monday list, I will be stocking up.