Ladies, ladies, ladies. We all have different skin care regimens. Hold up one second. I moved too fast and would like to step back a little. Most of us don’t know what a regimen is. So what is that exactly?
Regimen is a routine that is followed to achieve something great on either hair or skin. Today we are looking at skin and we need to have a regimen in order to have soft, glowing skin. We start by first cleansing our skins using soap (don’t forget to rinse out :_)). Then we tone the face, this is to remove any excess build up and infuse more moisture on the skin. We use products like apple cider vinegar, rose water, or a hydrosol to do that. Then finally we moisturize. This means applying an oil or butter of choice to keep the skin hydrated and prevent drying.
Mpaka hapo tumeshika? Ok. Let’s keep moving. Throughout our life as humans we shed our outer skin every two to three weeks to make “space” for new skin. We love to take care of ourselves and part of that care is using face masks to rejuvenate and impart moisture on the skin. As part of any regimen one can choose to add any further steps to it.
In my regimen, I choose to mask every week. I got introduced to these sheet masks a couple of weeks ago and damn!! They are the bomb.com. When you’re feeling too lazy to go through the process of properly masking your face, these ones are HIGHLY recommended. The ones I used were from a company called BF SUMA. This company sells health products, including these sheet masks, that are water based.
The company was founded in the United States, in Los Angeles, in 2006, and has been in the African market for ten years now.
I was a bit skeptical to use the mask as I was afraid my face would react to using a new product, but lo and behold. My skin remained intact and looked really good afterwards. This was my routine.
- Cleansing- I took my trusted activated charcoal soap, and cleaned my face gently, using the palms of my hands, then rinsed the soap off.
- Application of the Mask- I then took the mask, removed it from the packet and applied it on my face. It had an amazing cooling effect that calmed and relaxed me. I left it on for 20minutes, as it says on the pack. NB: DO NOT RINSE the product off your face. Let it sink in and absorb.
- Moisturise- Now for this step, I felt like I should have skipped because the mask itself already has oil, which soaked into my skin, but I applied my face serum anyway. There was some shine, which went away after a while. The key is to ensure to massage the product thoroughly into the skin.
In the morning, the shine was gone, and the glow was from here to further than Timbuktu.
I would definitely recommend sheet face masks anyday. I’m yet to try other brands. Which ones would you recommend? Thanks for reading!!!