Adopting a skincare routine that helps in maintaining a balanced complexion is something I find soooo important, especially in the summer months. Not only are we exposed to so many UV Rays that alter our skin’s pigmentation, but because it’s so unbearably hot—we are less likely to wear products like foundation and concealer to achieve an even tone. My go to remedy to accomplish this is by masking. I feel facial masks are perfect for getting an evenly distributed amount of treatment to your entire face. Also, I’m someone who loves to just let products seep in and really do their job—masks help my OCD. For the past two months, I’ve been using a mud mask by May Lindstrom Skin that has worked wonders.
The Honey Mud ($80) by May Lindstrom Skin works as both a gentle enzyme cleanse and mask. Though I’ve only used it as a mask, the results have been amazing — I’m hooked! The Honey Mud is 100% natural and made of products such as raw honey, white halloysite clay, macadamia nut oil and witch hazel. This formula gives it a thick yet silky consistency, similar to pudding — not to mention it smells like chocolate. Once a week when using it as a mask I apply a thick layer to dry skin and let it sit for 20 minutes before washing off with luke warm water. If you’d like to use it as a cleanser, apply to damp skin and rub on in circular motions, then rinse clean. My skin feels much more hydrated and I can tell it has really detoxed my pores, which gives my face a natural glow.
A product I feel compliments this mask perfectly is the Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream ($85). I use it every…single…day. The Nutrient Day Cream moisturizes my skin AND has broad spectrum SPF of 30. It is a rich yet all natural formula that smoothes on with a light finish so my skin doesn’t feel weighed down, but still protected.
Not that my skin has begun to sag yet, but I really notice the firming that both of these products have given me. It’s almost as though my skin has been reborn, with a more youthful look to it. They’re both pretty pricey, but trust me —they are worth the investment.