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What I love about face masks + my Alba Botanica fave

face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare

creating a skincare ritual

I‘m skincare obsessed — but you probably already know that. The secret to great skincare is not only finding the right products, but taking the time to build a routine that you can stay consistent with. That second part took me a while. I was a makeup-wipe-and-done kind of girl — I dreaded investing time everyday into a multi-step skincare routine. But that all changed when I stopped looking at it like a chore and started setting aside time to create a skincare ?????? vs a boring ???????.
A routine can feel boring and like the same old step-by-step everyday, but creating a ritual involves your wellbeing in the process.

Instead of just going through my step 1, then step 2, then step 3, I take time to check in with myself and make my ritual about self-love. Whether that is helping my brain wind-down through a little facial massage as I apply my moisturizer, or listing some of the things I love about my body as I wash my face, I use my skincare time every evening to wind down mentally from the day and focus on boosting confidence and loving myself. There is something about standing in front of a mirror and looking back at yourself that makes this super powerful.

face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare

What I love about masks

The best products are ones that help turn your skincare routine into a ritual of self-love. Masks have been one of my staples for this lately (as you know if you watch my IG stories). Part of it is that I love the multi-tasking element — I can care for my skin by throwing on a mask and letting it work its magic while still having my hands free to do other things. This means my skin gets exposure to amazing ingredients while I can knock out some little things like answering emails — or lets be real, catching up on some of my shows.

The other thing I love about masks is that they help me to wind down in the evening. Something about having a mask on my face makes me feel like its ok to settle down and take a break for myself, so throwing one on makes it easy for me to wind down and relax from being on-the-go.

face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare

   

alba botanica Hawaiian Facial mask

 

Meet my current favorite: the Hawaiian Facial Mask from Alba Botanica. This mask has a tropical vibe that I plan to use through the winter to help refresh dull and boring skin. Because ingredients like pineapple and papaya aren’t just for summer.

 

Treatment time:

I LOVE this mask because it packs a punch for just a quick 5 min treatment. It leaves my skin feeling more vibrant and fresh.

Smell:

Ah-mazing

Exfoliation:

Chemical – uses Papaya and pineapple enzymes to gently loosen and dissolve dull skin cells

Furry Friends:

100% Vegitarian + No animal testing

No Bad Stuff:

No sulfates, no synthetic fragrances, no artificial colors, no parabens or phthalates

Where to get it:

HERE or HERE

face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
 photography by  jenna sparks

 

Have some tips for creating a skincare ritual? Ready to try the Alba Botanica hawaiian facial mask? Leave a comment below, or use #NeverSkipBrunch

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face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
face mask 5 min | alba botanica face mask | face mask enzyme | never skip brunch by cara newhart #beauty #skincare
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NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials I want to channel all the good vibes & 'grammable moments of brunch & curate a space that helps you grow your crafty side so you can make like a pro.

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