Finally Sunday has come back around and it's time for a skin detox, especially for those who had a few too many glasses of wine last night. A three step facial is always a winner, whether you want it to take 5 minutes or 30 minutes, there is always something to suit your timetable. Lately I've been feeling like my skin has finally went back to normal, which is a mixture of normal and dehydrated skin for me. With a busy week ahead of me, I've only just managed to book a few spinning classes in, never mind time to have a mini facial so Sunday evening is great for that to ensure my skin is on top tip condition.
Making sure you have a relaxed environment, whether you're lay in the bath or just on the sofa with a candle burning next to you, you can get started. Starting with a deep cleaning mask, I've went with Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque. A mask which I have wrote about here and how it is worth the hype when used on the correct skin types, it's a gentle deep cleansing clay mask which is suitable for most skin types. Rather than leaving it on for the full 15 minutes, I wash it off after just under 10 minutes as my skin can still be a little sensitive towards the white clay.
After cleansing your skin, it's a perfect base for an exfoliating mask, which comes from the Anne Semonin Resurfacing Peel Mask*. Something which will brighten, smooth and deliver great looking skin within minutes always gets the thumbs up from me! Containing three different peels including AHA's, enzymes and botanical powders, it's not too harsh on the skin but leaves the skin glowing.
Following all the cleansing, the skin is always in need for a huge dose of hydration, which can come from the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. I've always been a fan of the Moisture Surge range, from using the gel moisturiser a few years back to using the spray and overnight mask multiple times a week! Plumps the skin overnight, rehydrates dehydrated skin so that I can wake up with glowing skin. I always find that with Clinique products you get a lot of product for your buck, which is always a plus too. This has lasted me months so far and I've only just passed the half way mark. An option for when you still have your overnight mask on is to grab a facial massager if you own one, such as this one from The Body Shop. By performing a face massage, similar to the one like this, it can always perk up your skin a little bit more.
What is your secret to a Sunday facial?