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    If You're Lazy But Want Nice Skin, 15-Second Splash Masks Are The Perfect Skin Care Hack

    Who says the recipe for glowy skin needs ten steps? Hello, easy, breezy, lightning fast, splash mask! ⚡️

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    Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm a skin care addict who's definitely guilty of being lazy at times. So let me introduce you to a humble product called the splash mask. It takes a mere 15 seconds of your time and you can do it right in the shower.

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    Interested? Keep reading.

    Basically, if you're anything like me, you loooove skin care but get lazy about doing every single step on a daily basis. For me, I'm *laziest* about masking.


    I'm literally Gudetama once I get home from work and post-work events every night. If I manage to wash my face and slap on some essence or moisturizer, I call my night a success. As much as I love my Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask and Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask, sometimes the thought of leaving on a face mask for 20 mins and then sloth-walking from my bed over to the bathroom to wash it off is the last thing on Earth I wanna do.

    This is where my lazy-friendly savior comes into play, Blithe's Soothing & Healing Green Tea Mask. I'm a SUCKER for anything with green tea in it — nothing screams "calm down angry face" like green tea does, tbh.

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    I love multitasking in the shower, so when I found out that I could mask in the shower, my skin care game changed. I do the usual double cleanse (peep #1 and #2 in the post) almost every night, but I don't do a ~deep cleanse~ very often, which I know my skin and pores need after being bombarded with layers of foundation every day. This splash mask is such a quick and painless option that uses lactic acid and botanical extracts to instantly re-texturize and smooth out the skin, and it boosts radiance over time as well.

    And when I say "instantly," I really, truly mean the results are immediate, people. My skin magically feels baby soft and as if three years have been sloughed off. My pores are way less visible and my skin feels properly hydrated, though I still follow up with serum and moisturizer afterwards.

    All you have to do is pour 1/2 to one cap-full of liquid into your palms, pat all over your face, and wash it off after 15 seconds. That's right, 15 SECONDS!!!

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    I only fill 1/3 of the cap because the well of my tiny palm can only fit so much. I also want to maximize each bottle!! I usually half-rub and half-tap the product onto my face and then I pat my face with water, so I slowly dilute the formula over a few rounds before I gently rinse all of it off.

    And, as a fair warning, yes it might sting a tad because it's so concentrated, but I promise it won't bother you at all after the first few times. I'm also careful not to overdo it, and only use it up to three times a week. At this point, I feel pretty good with it, so I've upped the time to 30 seconds. Do what feels right for you!

    If you prefer to do your skin care routine ~outside of the shower~, fret not! Just pour your splash mask into a clean bowl of water — ideally, a capful requires 700 ml of water, so adjust accordingly! Stir it up with your equally clean fingertips.

    And then simply splash/pat as normal until your face is damp! Follow up with air drying or some gentle towel patting action. For extra tips, check out this video from Glow Recipe and Gothamista.

    P.S. As some reviewers have pointed out, you can also transfer the mask into a spray bottle to really hone in on product waste.

    And remember to wear your sunscreen the next day, especially if you use your splash mask in the morning! Not that you ever need a reminder, of course. 🌞

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    Some AHAs make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure — a common side effect of concentrated skin care products.

    And don't just take my word for it — Glow Recipe customers share the same 😍 sentiments.

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    "I thought anything that could make a difference that quickly would probably be too harsh for my skin, even with the water splashing to dilute it, but it turns out to be the perfect thing for those mornings where you just couldn't get all the way through your routine the night before. Everybody slacks off a little now and then, but with this as a backup, your slacker ways won't show on your face. I use it in the shower, which makes getting the water mix right pretty simple, and it's really effective." —Heather

    "I have skin care and beauty product ADD. I can't stay focused on one product and my mind tends to wander on to the next, new thing, but the Blithe Splash Mask is a different story. Because I saw instant results, I continued to be consistent with this. It is quick, effective, gentle, and makes your skin so soft and smooth. This truly is a game changer and makes my morning routine so minimal and effortless. This little bottle will be with me for life!" —Rosalynn N.

    Get them from Glow Recipe for $45 each: available in Rejuvenating Purple Berry, Soothing Green Tea, and Energy Yellow Citrus and Honey.

    And of course, Blithe isn't the only brand that offers splash masks! Here are two more options for your consideration:

    Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask is suuuper affordable and contains organic black sugar and PHA to scrub away dead skin cells and tell them to BACK THE HELL OFF.

    Get it from Ulta for $5.

    Boscia Tsubaki Splash Mask instantly hydrates and firms the skin using a concoction of camellia oil, rice bran oil, jojoba leaf, and willowherb.

    So now that you have the low-down on splash masks, splash away! It only takes 15 seconds, in case you forgot.


    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.