I love the feeling I get right after a facial. Who doesn’t right? My skin is always so soft, glowing and more hydrated than before. But like most of you, the days are busy and I find it hard to make the time for a facial or a trip to the med spa. When I can’t get to the dermatologist, I like to find spa quality products that I can use in the comfort of my home.
I’ve heard about REN Skincare before when researching clean skincare (I love the Makeup Remover). I recently started trying the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask and Radiance Perfection Serum. (I actually have the mask on while I am typing this post)
After using it for the past several weeks, I’ve found that it gives my skin that glow as if I just left the med spa. The AHAs create a multi-action exfoliation that helps with evening skin tone and texture. This would be ideal for anyone looking to reduce acne scarring or sun damage and minimize the appearance of pores. For the best results, do this routine twice a week at night.
HOW TO GET A 10 MINUTE FACIAL AT HOME:
1. CLEANSE SKIN
Use your favorite cleanser to make sure you’ve removed all traces of makeup. You want your skin squeaky clean before applying the mask. Warm water will help open pores and prep your skin for using the mask.
2. THE 10 MINUTE MASK
The Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is a game changer. Apply a generous amount (the size of a nickel) onto clean dry skin. I put this on my neck too! You will feel a tingling sensation, but don’t be alarmed, that’s how you know it’s working. Let it sit on your skin four about 10 minutes. Then soak your washcloth with warm water (your mask will come with one). I let the warm cloth lay on my face for a few seconds to help open my pores even more before washing off the mask. Gently wipe off the mask with the warm water. Your skin may appear pink at first, but it will only last for a few minutes. I prefer to do this at night, but you can do it morning if you’d like!
I’ve used this mask 6 times (twice a week over the past 3 weeks) and have noticed an improvement in my skin tone and complexion. According to a recent study with 22 women, 100% reported a radiance and firming effect after the first application. And 96% of the women considered their skin smoother and firmer than before using the mask. I would love to try more from the Radiance collection, especially the Micro Polish Cleanser.
Once you’ve completely washed the mask off, apply a serum and moisturizer. I have been using the Radiance Perfection Serum to help brighten and even my skin tone. This Vitamin C enriched serum helps my skin look refreshed and healthy. Be sure to apply a moisturizer over your serum. Always layer serums or oils first, then add your moisturizer. We should always wear sunscreen, but because this is an exfoliating mask & serum, it’s even more important to use a makeup or moisturizer with SPF during the daytime.
Here’s to happy, healthy skin! xx Ashley