Mixed mud masks: a facialist’s secret to flawless skin

Mixed mud masks: a facialist’s secret to flawless skin


Let’s be completely honest: skin care can be tricky. Especially when it comes to facial skin care. With so many different products available for an equally diverse range of skin types, it can be a struggle to find a product that feels great and works well. “Most people have a combination of concerns,” says Elena Arboleda, head aesthetician at Mario Badescu. “They may get clogged pores in the t-zone, but also be dry and flaky on the cheeks. So using one product or mask on the entire face might help with one of those problems but exasperate the other.”

Skin type: Combination with oily t-zone and jawline acne

Start by spreading B. Kamins Diatomamus earth mask on your T zone to treat oily skin. The mask will help eliminate buildup that causes oily skin and breakouts. It’s diatomaceous earth formula (which means it comes from a soft sedimentary deposit of algae fossils) is rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, which sink into the skin to leave it smoother, firmer and radiant. This mask is so gentle, it can even be used to soothe post-procedural and rosacea-prone skin

Then dab Peter Thomas Roth’s therapeutic sulfur masque across your jawline to treat any acne. The sulfur, which makes up 10 percent of the formula, helps to clear acne, while the aloe soothes any irritation

Your final step: a Mario Badescu flower and tonic mask to balance and cleanse all other areas on your face. It’s natural botanical balsam of Peru ingredient calms the skin to reduce redness all over

Skin type: Combination with clogged pores in t-zone and sensitivity across the cheeks

Apply Beauty Formulas cucumber tonic mask on your T-zone to unblock your pores effectively and efficiently—it only takes three minutes to do a deep cleanse

Finally, use Glossier’s moisturizing moon mask to help hydrate the rest of your face. (This is also good for targeting dry skin all over, if that’s your only ailment.) The white cream is made up of almond oil, plant-based squalane, and hyaluronic acid, all ingredients that go beneath the surface of your pores to instantly plump skin up with hydration. The brand also uses licorice root and lemon fruit extract as gentle complexion brighteners, while honey and aloe act as soothing agents

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