Cleanser, Exfoliate, Hydration, Masks, Pampering, Skin Care, Skin Care Routine

Multi-Masking Miracle

So since we all started on staying at home (26 days and counting) my skin care routine has suffered. I blame the depression and the lack of social obligations. It’s a shame because I KNOW I feel better when I am treating my skin with serums and masks instead of just doing a wash and go. So I jump started it yesterday morning with a little multi-masking pampering. It might have been an error in judgement because now my face feels so good I can’t stop touching it. Sorry CDC.

Anyway, If you are in a habit of good skin care and haven’t tried multi-masking, you are missing out. If you are new to masks you may want to work up to multi-masking by trying everything out individually to see how your skin reacts first. It’s a skin care marathon, you should build up endurance before jumping right into it.

Before, in mama zombie mode. What you don’t see is how uncomfortable and exhausted my skin feels. My pores ache and bags under my eyes feel so heavy.

For a multi-masking experience you will want your regular cleanser and moisturizer, an exfoliator, a purifier, and a moisturizing mask.

  1. Cleanse as normal. Start with clean skin

2. Exfoliate with a facial scrub or microdermabrasion product to polish and clean the surface of your face. Scrubs work to clean out pores and remove dead skin from the surface of your face. For the delicate skin on your face fine, uniformly round abrasives are best–just watch out for plastic micro beads.

Busy Mama Tip: I exfoliate in the shower to get the best rinse and save a little time

3. Deeply Exfoliate with a chemical peel. An at home chemical peel will clean deeper than a surface exfoliator, and since you’ve already removed that first layer of dead skin it will penetrate even deeper and open pores further. A chemical peel can been harsh on your skin so it is very important that you are familiar with how your skin reacts to a chemical peel before combining it with any other masks!

4. Use your purifying mask that washes off. Now is the time to get out your clay or charcoal mask. These are going to reach down even deeper to your pores and pull out the last of the gunk and impurities. Do NOT use a mask that dries and has to be peeled off! These peal off masks indiscriminately pull healthy skin off your face along with everything else and are irritating to your skin on a light day, and are much worse after you’ve already removed all the dead skin!

5. Use a moisturizing mask. Now that we have removed all the yucky stuff you want to load your skin up with amazing ingredients and moisture (even if you have oily skin). When I do this at night I use one of my fancy sheet masks loaded up with botanical extracts. Since I was doing this as part of my morning routine most recently I just used my regular moisturizing mask. This would be the time to apply your eye mask too. I completely forgot this step yesterday because I have them hidden away out of reach of my four-year-old, so I’ve got them on today instead.

6. Finish off with your regular moisturizer and eye cream. The only time I don’t use my regular moisturizer after this whole process is if I’ve done my sheet mask at night, after the sheet mask I use my moisturizing mask and leave it on over night.

After a daytime multi-masking treat. No filters, No make-up. Just healthy, amazing feeling skin! I feel years younger and ready to tackle another challenging day.

I hope you find this guide helpful, but for best results speak with someone trained to help you find the right products and get the most from them. Your local Independent Beauty Consultant has an abundance of products to specialize your skin care and makeup to meet your specific needs. Don’t have an Independent Beauty Consultant? Ask your questions here!

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