If there is one beauty item of 2012 that I think has made the biggest impact it is the face mask. I always thought the green mask was a cute but cliche sleepover idea stemming from chick flicks and 80′s movies.
I learned the importance of the routine of cleanser, toner, lotion, scrub, and the new one to me: a face mask. Since having my own personal skin consultation which taught me the exact products to use based on not only my skin type, but also my make up routine, I found the best mix of products and after 2 weeks I saw improvement. Here we are 2.5 months later and my skin has drastically and dramatically improved.
Using a mild toner which removes foundation but does not dry out my skin. Having two face creams- a thicker one for nighttime, and a lighter one with SPF to apply every morning. I use a scrub twice a week (tip: keep your scrub in the shower so you don’t forget to use it). And as a new ritual I apply my coveted Flower and Tonic Face Mask every, single Sunday. It has now become a cool-down Sunday night to-do that readies and relaxes me for the week.
I think the best thing anyone can do for their skin is want to take care of it. I decided I wanted to find the best for myself, I tried drugstore, top of the line brands, infamous “miracle” creams $70 a container, and finally found a company that works best for me. This is no way means any thing I love will be the best fit for you, but the routine of cleanser, toner, lotion, scrub, and mask is the best beauty routine for clean, healthy looking skin. Whether it’s through a dermatologist, facialist, or even a well-educated sales girl at the counter do the best you can to research the best fit for your skin!