EXFOLIATE. Wow. I can’t even tell you how much acid has seriously transformed my skin. Not the Woodstock, seeing rainbows kind of acid, but AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). They give you a more even, gentle exfoliation than a scrub and allow new, pretty, glowy skin to emerge. Plus, your products will absorb and work better when that first layer of dead skin is gone!
FACIAL OILS. My skin is on the dry side naturally but whether you are dry, oily or combination, facial oils will allow your skin to find a balance. They are super nourishing and work wonders for anti-aging and moisturizing. My current favorites are Dr. Dennis Gross Triple C Peptide Firming Oil, Kiel’s Midnight Recovery Oil, and Sunday Riley Juno.
STEAM. Soooo this step is definitely a little extra but when that dry winter skin hits, you’ll want this in your back pocket. When you steam your face it really allows your pores to open up. Then it’s up to you what you want to do with that. If you have lots of clogged pores and oil, try a clay detoxification mask. If you’re dry, try applying an oil when your pores are open to give you a deeper nourishment. Some really amazing clay masks that show immediate results are the Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying, Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask and Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatement.
MASK. No matter how much time you personally dedicate to skincare, masking is always a fun pampering treat. It can also really help you target specific concerns. This is where companies make it easy by really telling us what masks do what right on the packaging. Skin looking dull and dehydrated? Find a mask that claims to be brightening or hydrating. A personal fav is Farmacy Honey Potion. This mask is always sold out for a reason. Somehow is brightens, clears up acne, hydrates, smooths AND warms on contact. Idk. It’s incredible. Is your skin oil slick city? Try a mask that claims to mattify or detoxify. Dr. Jart Charcoal sheet mask works amazingly!