Skin care is self care, and self care is skin care ✨
What is triple masking?
Using three types of face masks consecutively to exfoliate, detox, and hydrate for a deep cleanse, tightened pores, and glowy *bing bing* skin. Becuase who doesn't want glowy *bing bing* skin??
Why triple mask?
Think of it as an at home facial. Extra? Very possibly. But hey, #treatyourself. You deserve it! We could all use some more TLC and self care in our lives. As someone who has her hair in a bun and cannot be bothered putting on makeup most days.. let me just say, this low-commitment, high-reward 30min investment will be well worth a try and your time. Your skin and present/future self will absolutely love and thank you.
Triple masking is also more effective compared to, let say, using a pore cleansing clay mask on it's own. Mud masks help draw out excess oil from your skin, which in turn drys out your skin, which in turn makes your skin produce more oils to combat the dryness, which in turn clogs pores, which in turn causes breakouts, which in turn leads us to this bottomless pit of a downward spiral where none of us wants to be.
A little dramatic, yes, but I hope it helps paint a picture as to why the step before clay masking (exfoliating) and after (hydrating) are muy importante.
So how to triple mask?
Step 1: Exfoliate with a resurfacing mask. Unclog all the pores! Use a mask with gentle exfoliating acids like AHA and BHA to buff away dead skin cells. By first decongesting and unclogging your pores, it'll help amplify the effect of skin care products to follow.
Step 2: Deep cleanse with a clay mask. After unclogging your pores, it's time to detox and draw out impurities with a mud mask. Clay masks help lift away dirt from your pores, which is gloriously awesome, but it can be incredibly drying so it's important to...
Step 3: Hydrate with a sheet mask. Now that all the nasties and gunk has been lifted off your face, it's time to go in and put moisture back into the skin. Time to pop on your favorite sheet mask!
My favorite triple masking combo
Exfoliate: Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask (leave on for 15-20 minutes)
Deep cleanse: Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment (wash off as soon as mask dries)
Hydrate: Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask (after taking off the mask, gently pat remaining serum onto face, and follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to lock in all the good good)
Before we say goodbye, here's a video we made on triple masking: https://youtu.be/J87QSvOVqBg ❤️