Sunday, May 26, 2013

Skincare Sunday VI: Double Masking

For quite some time now, sundays have been designated for face masks at my household. It's a day generally spent make-up free (even when I have to go in to work, I get the office to myself and I'm locked up away from society for a good 6-8 hours). Today my skin was in need of both a good purge and a boost of moisture. 

Enter the face masks:

1. Aztec Healing Clay ($6 - $10 - you can buy it here)

I got this big ol' tub from Whole Foods and it's a DIY face mask kinda thing. I blogged about it in more detail here if you care to read. It's a clay mask that you mix yourself (I used apple cider vinegar) and let it harden for about 15 minutes. It leaves the skin incredibly tight and smooth, and managed to get rid of a couple of pesky white heads I had on my chin due to stress and hormones and all those wonderful things us women have to deal with on a monthly basis.


2. Dior HydraLife Mask ($40 - you can buy it here)

To bring back the moisture to my now detoxified skin, I applied a good amount of my beloved Dior HydraLife Beauty Awakening face mask. This is a super light whipped lotion texture that sinks right into the skin like a moisturizer. It contains hyaluronic acid, amongst other goodies, and is meant to rehydrate the skin. I've been using this for a year now and I would recommend it to anyone. Has a beautiful scent as well, which makes it perfect for a little spa-like sunday treat :)

What's your sunday beauty ritual? 


  1. Ooh, love the combo of a deep cleaning mask with a moisturizing mask! My skin is oily, yet can get dehydrated, so this routine would work well for me too! Tonight I'm going to use my B. Kaimins Purifying Mask (to deep clean and exfoliate) then use some of my Fresh Rose Cream-Gel to hydrate and soothe :)


  2. What a lovely combo! I feel like two masks are always better than one. Have you tried the Origins Drink Up Intensive mask? If not, you have's TO DIE FOR. Regardless, even with the "spots" you're explaining on your face, you're still probably gorgeous. Thanks for the post!


  3. You're really peaking my interest with that Aztec clay...might pick some up this week for an experiment!

  4. These seem like amazing products :D lovely combination. Great post!

    X Valérie

  5. Oh I love masks! right now, when I am writing this comment I have Shiseido White Lucent brightening mask which I love. I like to do peel off mask first and then hydrating one after :) so far my favorites are Ceramide Collagen mask from The face shop and Then Clarins Beauty Balm.. I also highly recommend Clarins Skin- Smoothing Eye Mask - Its amazing!

  6. Nice post ;)
    Amazing blog!

  7. Great post! These tips are very useful for maintaining skin. I will surely follow these tips. Thanks for sharing with site visitors.
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  8. Ooh the Dior sounds nice. My current regime is L'Oreal and Elemis x

  9. Sure enough clay has some healing properties that make the skin supple by retaining the moisture. After applying the clay with apple cider vinegar as you mentioned in your post applying Kollagen Intensiv would be the best choice to keep your skin young and glowing for a extended period of time.


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