Now I am an avid reader of about a gazillion blogs - mostly make up and skincare - and two of my top beauty bloggers are Caroline Hirons and Anna, who together quench my thirst for skincare info. Over the weekend I read this post from Anna, and thoughhtttttt ooooooooo what a super good idea, so the next day I gave it a go myself, and created my own version of the Triple Threat Facial. In basic terms, it involves a cleanse (I double up) and 3 masks!(deep cleansing, radiance-boosting, and hydrating). I had a good rummage, collected my miracle workers, lit a caramel and a chocolate candle, jumped in a hot bath whilst listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (I'm at the Quidditch World Cup at the moment), and started with my routine.
First up, I used the REN Mayblossom cleanser, followed by the La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, to ensure my skin was super duper clean as I had had a full face of make up on during the day, and then applied mask number 1: the deep cleansing Superdrug Simply Pure Oil Balancing Face Mask.
Now, I have to say, I am HIGHLY impressed with this ridiculously affordable brand - this mask is absolutely brilliant, and I have tried some of the most high-end masks. It cost me around £1.75 as I got it on a half price offer, and it works much the same as the highly sought after, and blogged about REN ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask. The Kaolin (clay) is near the top of the ingredients list, only second to water, and also contains willow bark and alpine willow herb, which help with skin tone, pores and blemishes - often found in Salon quality peels. The actual mask itself is thick but slightly runny, and gives instantaneous results - smooth, calm skin in only 3 minutes.
Next up was the Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing & Perfecting Mask, which I love as a skin pick-me-up. This mask is one of my staples, and it works to help chemically exfoliate, clear, and brighten up the skin. This leaves the skin incredibly smooth, and provides the foundation for the next mask.
Our hydrating mask was the La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque, which is just a beautiful soothing but hydrating mask, and leaves the skin in amazingly good condition.
All in all, this brilliant routine meant that I looked into the mirror and thoughtt woooooooooooooooo good skin!