Here it is: the triple mask facial routine!
Using multiple masks in a row is not new in the skincare community. I remember hearing about it for the first time a few years ago on Caroline Hirons‘ blog. It’s such a great idea because it means that you can create a bespoke facial adapted to your needs of the moment. My triple mask routine usually involves an exfoliating, deep cleansing and moisturizing step. It’s like showing your skin a little TLC after power washing it.
- Step 1: Exfoliate
This is your preparatory step (a bit like sanding walls before painting them). It will remove dead skin cells, smooth out your skin texture and enhance the efficacy of anything you apply next because the actives will be able to penetrate better.
You can chose a physical (with grains) or chemical (with acids/enzymes) exfoliating mask. Here, I’m using the radiant glow mask from Evolve which contains coconut shell powder, raw cacao, sunflower seed oil and sweet almond oil. I like it because of its moisturizing base which makes for a gentle scrub. Plus, it truly smells delicious thanks to the cacao powder and organic vanilla oil.
- Step 2: Deep cleanse
That’s when you whip out your clay mask. Clay helps absorb excess oils and draw out impurities. I love this Cattier pink clay mask. It doesn’t dry out my skin and isn’t irritating because of the added shea butter and aloe vera. It’s brilliant!
- Step 3: Moisturize
Finally, the last step is to replenish your skin with a moisturizing mask. By thoroughly cleansing your face in the first two steps, you’ve enabled the following hydrating factors to absorb better (and thus, be more effective). For this stage, I like using overnight masks such as the Origins Drink up intensive one. It’s deeply hydrating, smells great and plumps my skin.
With this triple mask routine, you are following all of the major principles for healthy, glowing skin. The next day, you should notice a clearer and more radiant complexion.