FACE MASQUE: CHARCOAL RESCUE MASQUE | FACE WASH: SPECIAL CLEANSING GEL | FACE SCRUB: SKIN PREP SCRUB | FACE MIST: ANTIOXIDANT HYDRATING MIST | BOOSTER: SKIN HYDRATING BOOSTER | SERUM: OVERNIGHT REPAIR SERUM | FACE CREAM: SKIN SMOOTHING CREAM | EYE CREAM: AGE REVERSAL EYE COMPLEX
So let me take a second to talk to you about the importance of using a face mask. I myself am new to "masking" - but I have been trying out this charcoal rescue masque by Dermalogica a few times a week and already I see a dramatic difference in my skin's look and feel. Why hadn't I done this sooner?! Consider me officially on the masking bandwagon!
To be honest, I used to take terrible care of my skin, never washing the day off and using the bare minimum of products that weren't tailored for my skin type at all. But I switched over my routine after vowing to take better care of my skin... and holy cow - those crows feet that were appearing from my dry and dehydrated skin are literally gone. It's amazing what just a few simple added steps can make. And now, I am adding in a mask twice a week to my routine.
This masque is pretty much an all-in-one treatment that instantly detoxifies, brightens and invigorates your skin while absorbing the impurities, refining your pores and promoting cell turnover. Uh, hello heaven in a bottle. So now that I've boasted the benefits, let's talk how to use it.
Remember these simple steps and make it your new skincare mantra... exfoliate, mask, hydrate. That's it.
So here's the thing... if you have a layer of dead skin on your face how the heck is the mask supposed to penetrate into your skin so you can reap all of the benefits? I'd rather you didn't waste your money on precious product so be sure to exfoliate before applying the mask. My favorite is the skin prep scrub, which will help gently remove debris.
Next, it's time to apply the mask. What I like about Dermalogica's Charcoal Rescue Masque is that it does exactly what the name suggests... rescues your dull skin by using activated binchotan charcoal (widely used in Japan) to powerfully absorb impurities and promote cell turnover. Yes, that means it helps to keep your skin bright and tight.
Apply the mask generously to your face (and neck and chest too). After 7-10 minutes, get your hands wet and gently massage the mask further into your skin to enhance exfoliation, and then rinse thoroughly. You can use this mask as needed up to 4 times a week.
If you want to keep your skin looking fresh, you gotta do it everyday, twice a day. And there are a few parts to it: toner, booster, serum, cream. Live it, love it.
I started with this antioxidant hydrating mist and followed up with my booster. In case you're wondering what a booster is, it's something you put on before the serum to boost efficiency. I used this skin hydrating booster which does exactly as the name suggests. Because I "masked" in the evening, I used this overnight repair serum by mixing it in with my skin smoothing cream to really rehydrate. And lastly, I dabbed on this age reversal eye complex which helps reverse the signs of aging.
So that's it. That's how I "mask." How about you guys - are you "masking?" Are you on board to try this super awesome charcoal mask?
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