As part of a regular skin care regimen it's important to do a deep cleanse at least once a week. But what do you choose? A chemical peel or a mud mask? I enjoy both - mud masks are so refreshing and are great for calming the skin. But I also love chemical peels - you can't beat the intense exfoliation that chemical peels are so great for. Well worry no more! You can havethe best of both worlds!
The facts about my skin:
Skin-tone: Olive skin tone
Skin-type: Oily acne prone
Problem: Cystic acne on the chin and cheeks, large pores in the t-zone, and the odd wrinkle
The Product: Meet the Pro-Derm Micro-Peel Masque ($52 CDN)!
The mask contains Glycolic Acid and three types of mud and clay. Because this is a medical grade line, you will only find it at your cosmetic dermatologist, or online. The mask comes in a 125ml jar (nothing exciting to look at) and the product smells like a regular mud mask - and well it certainly looks like one!
Between my visits to my cosmetic dermatologist for the occasional peel I like to continue my own treatment regime to keep my skin in good shape. I was recommended this mask by my aesthetician who sold me on this being a great option for my skin - that is acne prone.
Application - The mask is recommended to be used once a week, and applied to your face in a thick layer (3mm)- which a flat foundation brush is perfect for! You leave it on for 20-30 minutes. I recommend you don't apply right near your sniffer as you don't want to exfoliate there! This is not a typical mud mask where it gets super crusty with time. You will see some cracking but never that dry feeling. Removing the mask can be a bit messy, since it's quite thick I recommend you use a warm wet face cloth to wipe your skin clean. And that's it! Once you're done, you can apply your moisturizer
Keep in mind this is part of a treatment regimen - not a stand alone miracle worker! You need great products all around to keep your skin in tip-top shape. This is part of my over-all skin care routine. For me, this works well in conjunction with the Skin TX Acne Treatment.
What is your favorite mask treatment? What do you like chemical peels or mud masks? Comment below!
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