#MASKOFTHEMONTH: Avocado Honey Mask

Ah Monday. Whether you partied it up at Pride, or just had some beers with dear old Dad this weekend; surely your skin could use a refresher. And since Summer is officially here, undoubtedly your sun exposure is at its peak. That being the case, give this mask a try.

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Not to oversell this, but it's so incredibly easy to make, has some amazing benefits, and - wait for it - it's edible. (Good to know because, spoiler alert:  it's a little runny. Some avocado may or may not have run into my mouth when I was applying it.)

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To make, simply mash half an avocado with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and two tablespoons of honey. For the ultimate spa experience, place it in the fridge for half an hour and apply with a brush. The creamy, vitamin-rich avocado nourishes the skin, while the vinegar brightens and clarifies. The honey carries natural antibacterial properties, keeping the skin smooth and soft.

So give this DIY a try! Its ultra-nourishing and soothing benefits are perfect for sun-drenched summer skin. Let me know how you like it in the comments below, and be sure to tag me in your mask selfies on social media with the hashtag #mogblogdiy! Can't wait to see. x

#MASKOFTHEMONTH May Flowers

Friday is finally here! And since this weekend marks the end of May, it's long since due that I share with you my pick for #MASKOFTHEMONTH. Everyone knows April showers bring May flowers - and that's why this month, I'm loving Mario Badescu's Flower & Tonic Mask.

Oiliness? Redness? Puffiness? This thing does it all - and at a bargain, no less! Check me out looking a fool and trying this mask out in the video below!

Liked what you saw? Click HERE to buy the Mario Badescu Flower & Tonic Mask. Want to see my previous #MASKOFTHEMONTH posts? April's Spring Cleaning Detox Mask, and March's Combination Skin Dual Masks. Be sure to check back this weekend for an announcement you won't wanna miss - and next week for another MOG-themed week!

#MASKOFTHEMONTH

Now that spring has sprung, and the weather is finally warm enough to open the windows - you've probably felt motivated to do some cleaning. (Or maybe not. If not, I don't blame you... cleaning is the worst.) But who says your spring cleaning needs to be limited to your home?

Presenting Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask - our April #MASKOFTHEMONTH. Where to even begin with this miracle-worker?? First of all, this is one of the coolest masks I've ever tried, and despite its amazing foaming action, it's not gimmicky in the slightest. It really works.

The pleasantly lightly scented mask glides on as a smooth cream, and right before your eyes (and pores!) it transforms into a frothy foam, complete with a fun tingly sensation. What I like about it, is that you can really feel it working deep down into the pores, drawing the impurities out. Once you rinse it off, underneath you'll find baby-smooth, glowing skin.

I can't speak highly enough of this mask - it's the perfect remedy for when your skin is feeling blah, and in need of a pick-me-up. So give it a try, and let me know how it works for you! And as always, feel free to pass along your favorite skincare products - maybe they'll make their way into our May mask of the month!

#MASKOFTHEMONTH

Happy Monday, friends! I wanted to introduce you to a new feature we'll be doing every month here at MOGBLOG. Introducing #MASKOFTHEMONTH. Each month, I'm going to share with you my favorite face mask of-the-moment, dealing with a specific skin concern, and targeted to that time of year.

For March, we're in for a Doozy - a double #maskofthemonth! Coming out of winter and into spring, our skin can get pretty nasty. We have dullness and dryness, un-lovingly paired with oiliness and blemishes. (I'm using the royal "we" here... meaning, I. I have nasty skin in March. Anyway...)

Enter: Glossier. Recently, this cult beauty brand has been taking the world by storm - and with their gorgeous packaging and penchant for social media, how couldn't they? (Oh, and their masks work wonders, too!) Designed to be used together, or separately, the pair addresses any skin concern this transitional season can throw at you.

The Mega Greens Galaxy Pack, filled with green vegetables and natural clay, is billed as a "juice cleanse for the face". It clears pores and cleanses the skin from blemishes, without stripping it of moisture. Follow it with the Moisturizing Moon Mask  - a delicious, creamy moisturizer, that despite its richness, never feels heavy or oily. I mean, your skin literally eats it up. Like, its gone by the time to go to watch it off. Its witchcraft.

So, give these masks a try. I promise you won't regret it. Use them one at a time, or together. But really, there's no wrong way to do it. I'd love to hear about your Glossier experience in the comments below - or tip me off to your favorite face mask. Maybe it'll be featured as next month's #MASKOFTHEMONTH!