My skin has been rather unhappy recently, I’ve been testing out a few products so it’s all self inflicted. I decided at the weekend to give my skin a thorough MOT.
I don’t often use a face scrub but my skin felt so congested and dull, that it needed something more. So I used the Clarins Gentle Refiner*, this is quite creamy with microbeads that sloughs off all the dead skin. I left my face dry and used damp hands to massage this in. Once I’d rinsed and dried my face I applied Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask*. This is a brilliant deep cleansing mask, this comes out when my skin is really playing up. It cleans everything out, while also calming it down. It really settles my skin. I let this really dry and leave it a wee bit longer than recommended, then using two facial sponges I remove this. It leaves my skin very soft. As my skin was looking a bit dull I decided to follow up with the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask*. This is a great brightening mask, I definitely notice an added glow to my skin after using it. I generally use it as a second mask, just for the extra kick. I finished up with the Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask*, just to rehydrate my skin and soothe everything. Once I’d left it for about 20minutes I massaged in anything that was left, then I used cotton pads to remove any excess.
The next day my skin was incredibly soft and a few of the blemishes had already started to heal. I tend to do this once a month, generally I try to do a single face mask a week, but I don’t always get around to it. Hence needing to do this routine once a month!
What are your favourite face masks? What products do you reach for when you’re skin is very unhappy? Sadly these masks are running out so I need a few replacements, so I’m open to suggestions!