May Beauty's Incredible Face Mask

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at May Beauty to review their 'Incredible Face Mask'. For some reason, the last 7/8 months has really been a downward spiral for my skin; my eyes have dark circles, more redness and a complete increase in spots. I've always suffered with all of these things before, but never to the point that they are now at. It's sad how much bad skin can actually get you down - taking off my make-up in front of people makes me feel almost embarrassed now (Thankfully Estee Lauder Double Wear exists and for 16 hours of the day, I'm safe). Thus, the chance at trying something 'incredible' would have been stupid to turn down! 

This is what a received in the post.

I first opened up 'The Incredible Skin Guide' and couldn't believe how helpful it was. From the foods that help bad skin or cause it, to the science behind why it all happens, I found myself learning so much in just a few minutes. For example, I had no idea that dairy could cause spots (maybe I'm just uneducated on this subject). 

It also gave me a step-by-step guide on how to use the mask. 
Step 1 - Clean your face. (It also mentioned shaving off facial hair before useage, I didn't know whether to do something with my miniscual tash or not!) 
Step 2 - Apply a thick layer of the mud on to the face. Avoid lips, eyes and eyebrows.
Step 3- Wait 30 - 45 minutes until it has completely dried. Wiggle your mouth until it starts to come off and then peel off the reset. 

I really enjoyed applying the face mask. It was really soothing and actually quite fun (albeit a tad messy). The brush was also really handy as sometimes my fingers were just moving the product around rather than applying it.

This photo is after I had put the whole of one packet on my face. It was a little thin on the head but covered pretty nicely.

Then for the peel off.

There was a note in my package that warned me it could hurt the first few times, but no one could prepare me for what was about to come. Considering I usually love the feeling of a peel of mask, this was pretty uncomfortable. I thought I was just being silly at first, but the stinging sensation was quite bad on parts of my face and I think it took a good 15 minutes for me to pluck up the courage to peel it all off. There were even a few stingy tears (although I am known for being a bit of a wuss). Some of it was great to peel off though and a tingling sensation usually signifies to me that it's doing its job!

I joked with my sister that peeling the mask off felt like I was ripping hairs out of my face. And sure enough, when I looked down at the residue, the mask was covered in tiny blonde hairs I never even thought I had. Maybe an all over shave would be wise before using this product! 

The mask promotes smoother, younger and cleaner skin. It was definitely smoother, just as the mask promotes (although part of that must be down to how I have 80% less facial hair now!) 

I noticed a slight reduction of my pores as well which was a nice advantage. 

Would I use the product again? I want to say yes, and I think for the pores and softness of skin, it is great, but the painful side of it really let this product down for me.I'm sure it would get less though, the more you use it!

If you would like to try it yourself, I have been given a 30% off code with this link . 

They also have other fabulous products, so I'd give their website a little scroll around too!

Has anybody else tried this? Is my pain threshold incredibly low or did you struggle too? 

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