Summer skincare: 5 masks we love

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I am sometimes asked which skincare products I use. I rotate products frequently so my skin doesn’t get used to them, but here are a few of the masks I have in the rotation:

Best “old school” favorite: Noxema, $3.97. Yes, I’m aware this is a cleansing cream and not a mask. But I like to smooth it on, let it sit, and then remove with a hot towel. Sometimes I steam my pores with this on. It really refreshes my complexion!

“But I’m too old to get pimples” mask: ProActiv Refining Mask, $34.99 and Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask Mask, $24.00 These are go-to treatments that I use when a zit decides to wave “Hello!” from my chin (ugh!). The Origins mask can be used all over to clear pores, but I only use the ProActiv mask as a spot treatment. Both work wonders at drying up the little monsters overnight. But beware, the ProActiv treatment contains sulphur, and less is definitely more (unless you like that fragrance).

Best moisturizing mask: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, $24.00. I looooove to put this on when temps rise. My skin get super dry, so it literally drinks this up. And it has a delicious fragrance; it reminds me of a fruity cocktail!

Best cleansing mask: Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask, $25.00. I love this mask because it does double duty as a cleanser and purifier. This is a super gentle, but super luxurious mask that goes on when I need to decompress with a bubble bath, a glass of wine and a good book.


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