No skin is perfect, and chances are, the skin on your t-zone is not in need of the same TLC as the skin on your chin (or your forehead or cheeks). When caring for your skin on a day-to-day basis, with your go-to cleanser, serum and moisturizer, it makes sense to use the same products regularly. But when treating your skin, like with a mask, you don’t have to treat all areas equally. Novel idea? We know.
The Masque of Zen, for example, is meant for fighting acne thanks to its tea tree oil (which knocks out bacteria in your pimples), white carrot oil (rich in Vitamin A to keep your skin cells healthy), and cinnamon bark (a mild astringent that’ll be tough, but not too tough on your skin). But Skin Polish, made from different oils, compounds, and lemons, is more of hydrating mask that exfoliates and reduces inflammation. Both are great, but probably not what you need on each part of your skin right now.
So, it’s quite simple. Just address your skin’s concern based on what it needs and where it needs it. Acne on your chin (hello, hormones) but drier skin on your cheeks? Apply the Masque of Zen to your chin and the Skin Polish elsewhere, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove with warm water. Just be sure the masks don’t overlap at the same time. You can also hit your skin with a one-two punch by applying the Skin Polish first, rinsing it off, then following it up with the Masque of Zen. But only do that if your skin is in dire need of a mini at-home facial.
And remember, just because you can treat your skin with two different kinds of masks doesn’t mean you have to. If your skin is only in need of one thing at one time, do that! Be careful not to over-mask. Your skin is meant to be cared for and treated, not stripped of all its goodness. Too much of a good thing can be well, just that, too much, which is why we recommend you only mask once a week. Now, what are you waiting for? Get glowing!