Happy Friday—and cheers to the weekend! With a much-needed break from the normal 9 to 5 schedule and everything that seems to fill your calendar Monday through Friday, it’s nice to finally have some time to unwind. And that means you might just be in the market for a good old-fashioned pampering sesh. Don’t want to drop the cash at a fancy spa? Don’t fret! Below you’ll find the ultimate weekend skin care guide. So, light a candle, take a deep sigh of relief, and follow along for your most relaxing weekend in a long time.
Weekend Skin Care Tip #1: Exfoliate Your Face and Body
It’s time to slough off those dead skin cells from the surface of your skin! On your face, use a scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Go 360° Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub. On your body, try dry brushing before hopping in the shower. Check out our guide to dry brushing for step-by-step instructions on how to do this exfoliating method.
Weekend Skin Care Tip #2: Get Familiar with Clay Masks
You’ve likely heard about clay masks, which are super-popular in the beauty world these days. And what better time to use a mask than on the weekend, when you don’t have to worry about the stress of deadlines or making it to work on time? Here, find the right clay mask for your skin type. Each one is formulated with three types of clay (kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava.)
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask: Enhanced with charcoal, this mask formula can help to draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, reduce the look of dull skin, and even out the appearance of your skin tone.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliating & Refining Mask: Enhanced with red algae extract, this mask formula can help draw out the buildup of dirt, impurities, and oils and exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Mask: Enhanced with eucalyptus leaf extract, this mask formula can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oil and reduce the appearance of excess shine.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Mask: Enhanced with seaweed, this mask formula can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and gently cleanse stressed areas.
To use each mask, apply an even layer and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Don’t let your mask fun stop over the weekend, though. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Mask should be used three times a week for best results, while the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Mask should be used twice a week for best results.
Weekend Skin Care Tip #3: Slather on an Eye Cream
It’s true what they say: Your eyes are the window to your soul. So, add an eye cream to your skin care routine, looking for one that addresses your specific skin issues, whether that’s dark circles, puffiness, or fine lines and wrinkles. The L’Oréal Paris Eye Defense is a light, non-greasy gel-cream that is specifically formulated to defend against signs of premature aging around the eyes, including puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark circles. Apply it small dots around your eye area gently until it’s thoroughly absorbed. And of course, continue your use into the week ahead!
Weekend Skin Care Tip #4: Try an Overnight Mask
A facial mask that you can wear while you sleep? Sign us up! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Facial Mask is a luxurious, hydrating, leave-on creamy mask. It forms a virtually protective mask to cradle the skin. Before you go to bed, smooth the overnight mask over your face, neck, and jawline. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning.
Weekend Skin Care Tip #5: Go Makeup-Free
If you’re anything like us, then you probably wear foundation, concealer, mascara, and lipstick most days of the week. So, why not give your complexion a break on Saturday and Sunday? Much as you might choose to lounge in sweats on the days you don’t have to go to the office, consider hanging out sans makeup on your days off as well. If you’d still like a little coverage, apply a BB cream and keep it at that.
Have a great weekend (and enjoy your new skin care routine)!