The Perfect Mix ~ Face Masks


A few days ago I did a post on my current skincare routine that focuses on healing and preventing blemishes (check it out here) I mentioned everything in my routine except face masks. Just like with my skincare routine when it comes to masks I believe in a 3 step system Detoxify/Cleanse, Chemical Exfoliation, and Hydration. If my skin isn't giving me issues than I usually will on use one mask every so often but recently I had to whip out the big guns.
Step 1 ~ Detoxify/Cleanse: The best mask for this step is usually a clay mask. They suck out any impurities and bacteria you may have lying under the surface of your skin. I love my REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask for just a normal clean but because my skin was a war zone I have recently fallen in love with Origins Out of Trouble which is geared toward more problem skin. It does a great job of calming my skin down and gently healing my blemishes. Now I know most people put this all over but  I only focus this on the areas that are currently going through a struggle and I usually leave this on for 30 mins.

Step 2 ~ Exfoliate: REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal probably one of the most effective exfoliating masks out there, this gives you instant results. It helps eat away at the first layer of skin which can help heal current blemishes quicker while also lightening any discoloration you may have. I love using this to also prevent acne scars from showing up.

Step 3 ~ Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!: I cant stress this enough. Hydrating your face while you are going through a breakout is the best thing you can do for your skin. That means drinking a ton of water and also making sure your using products that are not going to severely dry out your skin. The Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque is perfect for giving me a dose of moisture without clogging my pores or irritating my skin. It's a gel texture and it almost has a cooling sensation when you first apply it. Once removed you notice an immediate difference. My skin always looks healthier and plumper when I use this product.

What are your masks of choice when your having a break out?