Day 15 of the #ABmidyearstashchallenge hosted by @peepingpomeranian and @mindyourbeauty.
My skin type is normal-combination. It's slightly oily in the T-zone and drier around the outside. I tend to breakout mostly on my chin with an occasional breakout around my nose/lips. I also have some hyper pigmentation on my cheeks. I find that hydrating products help the most to balance my skin.
Wash off Masks: I like multi-masking: using multiple masks at the same time on different parts of your face (also using multiple masks in a row, but I use multiple at the same time more often). My chin and nose are my problem areas and other than a little hyperpigmentation under my eyes, the rest of my skin is pretty "normal". I don't necessarily need to a clarifying mask on my entire face every time, so I focus those types of masks on my nose/chin and use hydrating or brightening masks on the rest of my face. I've tried a lot of these masks. Some notes on my favorites are below.
▪️@sisleyparisusa Facial Mask with Linden Blossom: This is the most expensive full-size mask I own and I'm not sure I will ever be without it. I've sung its praises recently but if you suffer from peeling or irritated skin due to over-exfoliation, retinol use, etc., this mask is amazing. I was kindly given a few packet samples when I visited the Sisley Boutique on Bleecker St. in NYC last fall. It was right after I started using tretinoin and my face was peeling and in a lot of pain. Clearly the sales associate could tell and she used this mask on me in the store and sent me home with some samples. It's really good at calming the skin. If you can handle a light exfoliation first, I recommend it, but if not, put this on and your skin should look and feel much better.
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