Question for ya: have you learnt what constitutes a actually good time at evening for me lately (please, for the love of cats, hold your thoughts out of the gutter, LOL!).
Answer: A double masks session, informally identified round these elements as “a double mask sesh.”
The double masks sesh
Um…earlier than you go considering that I layered an N95 below my Caraa masks earlier than hitting the membership, permit me to make clear. When I say double masking, on this case….I’m referring to utilizing two sorts of skincare face masks — the sort you slather onto your pores and skin! — one after one other.
DUDE. Only throughout post-pandemic occasions are you able to say one thing like that out loud, LOL!
I did this final Friday, and it was the TLC I didn’t understand I desperately wanted.
Why do two face masks (once more, not in reference to the pandemic)? I like to consider it as treating my pores and skin to a double dose of no matter it needs or wants at any given second, and final Friday I wished exfoliation and moisture!
I began with Korres Triple Dose Resurfacing Mask, an exfoliating masks loaded with AHAs, BHAs and pomegranate enzymes, which has a barely grainy texture for many who like a little little bit of bodily exfoliation motion.
Leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes (on my combo pores and skin it felt satisfyingly tingly), and then rinse off.
I like very mild bodily exfoliation, so I gently push the grains round with my fingers after I rise the product away with water.
As for the scent? DIVINE. Like a good marriage of fruit punch and roses.
After dabbing my pores and skin with a smooth towel, I utilized a thick layer of Extended Stay Hydrating Mask by Wander Beauty for an additional mega dose of moisture.
Unfortunately, this specific moisturizing masks is now not accessible from the road, and it appears they’ve changed it with Staycation Hydrating Mask. Really, although, any respectable hydrating masks will do.
Any time you possibly can deal with your self to an exfoliating masks adopted by a hydrating masks is a assured good time, particularly on a Friday evening. And, after all, it’s completely even higher in the event you’re hanging out with somebody… My Friday evening date was Rosie, and I did all of this double masking whereas we frolicked on the sofa, LOL!
Pressed powder energy
This one’s for my individuals on the market who love a pressed powder! I’ve been utilizing this pressed translucent powder by bareMinerals on my oilier-than-normal brow (summer time pores and skin, am I proper?), and it actually retains the shine below wraps. It additionally doesn’t look heavy or powdery.
Added bonus? I can’t really feel it sitting on my pores and skin. Granted, I don’t thoughts a little dewiness on my face, however I draw the road at a hella greasy brow, which is what occurs when it’s sizzling exterior prefer it has been recently.
(The powder additionally is available in a bunch of different colours if translucent isn’t your factor.)
One very last thing earlier than I leap into this two-part cardio exercise with additional vigor…
Get able to sweat
And sweat some extra
I simply booked a hair appointment for subsequent month, my first one since final February! I’ve nonetheless obtained time earlier than the appointment to resolve how brief I’m going to go, however I’m considering I would do one thing that simply grazes my shoulders…on the chance that all the pieces shuts down once more this fall or winter (please no!!!).
Anybody else nervous in regards to the new variants? All I can consider is how dire all the pieces felt final January, after I was at my loneliest. Can’t give it some thought now…
I’m going again to the identical gal who did my hair final time, Ariana Benoit, as a result of, amongst different causes, I actually like how her lower from February has grown out.
Which leads me to an outdated tip a hairdresser pal handed onto me years in the past — when reserving a hair appointment, seize the primary one of many day, in the event you can. That method your stylist buddy is contemporary out the gate and able to go! 👍
Alright. Going to go get my sweat on. Talk quickly, yeah?
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,