When it comes to my caring for my skin, I’m finding my 6-step skincare routine isn’t cutting it. Just like a hot bubble bath at the end of a long day, my face also needs to de-stress and so the Kiehls Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydrating Masque, £44 has become my bi-weekly nightcap.
Twice a week, after a pre and double cleanse, I slather the yellow jelly all over my face and neck and I try to make a real effort to r e l a x. It feels lightweight on the skin and I find the cooling effect seriously refreshing, especially after the humid heat we’re feeling at the moment.
Face masks have previously been sectioned into two categories in my mind – 1. A sloppy green paste housed in a sachet, the kind you’d buy from Superdrug for a £1 and resembles a Herbal Essences ad or 2. A drying charcoal masque which sucks the impurities and life out of your skin. Obviously, I’m now more informed and aware of the huge variety of masks available and as a result I always try and include some form in my routine to keep my skin smooth and blemish free.
I usually leave the masque on for about 5-10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Afterwards, my face feels smoother and hydrated but more than anything it allows me 10 minutes where all I need to do is lay back and unwind.
At the end of the day, I am always ready for the jelly!