Just a few years ago I thought that face masks were nonessential, luxurious treats for my skin and that mastering my skin care routine by finding a perfect moisturizer was good enough. I knew I was foolishly wrong when I started travelling a lot. My skin began to act crazy on me. It was changing its texture and I was constantly breaking out. That’s when I realized that face masks are an integral part of a regular skin care regime…but because my skin acts so individually to different seasons and types of weather, it was a challenge to find a one-size-fits-all kind of mask for a long time.
Last year, I got introduced to the L’Oreal Pure Clay masks which was life changing, so I was really happy when their Pure Clay Cleansers came out to compliment each of their masks. I usually wash my face with a cleanser and then multi-clay the masks on different areas of my face depending on my skin type. Here is how I do it:
1. First, I wash my face. My skin is on the oily side so I usually use the Purifying and Mattifying cleanser (green). It consists of eucalyptus which targets my clogged pores, mattifyes my oily skin and leaves it shine- free.
2.Then, I apply the Exfoliating & Refining mask (red) on my T-zone in order to exfoliate it and minimize my pores in that area.
3.After, I use the Purifying and Mattifying mask (green) for my forehead and then apply the Energizing and Brightening mask (black) on the rest of my face. It consists of charcoal which makes my usually dull and tired looking skin feel more cleansed and radiant.
4.I usually like to wash off my masks using the same cleanser I use in the beginning (green in my case). I feel like it’s a perfect finishing touch and the texture of my skin feels extra clean and matte.
Also, when my skin feels irritated and uncomfortable (usually after long flights), I like to use the Comforting & Unifying Mask (blue) and apply it on my entire face. This mask features three types of clays and soothing seaweed which carefully cleanses my skin when it requires gentle care.
You can check out all the types of cleansers and masks here (link) and see which ones match your skin the best. I honestly think that these products’ quality and price point create a great value. My skin requires different types of care and with L’Oreal I can afford to give it a luxury care without breaking the bank.