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At-Home Facial

FacialMirror PicMy favorite Sundays are about going no makeup, visiting farmer’s markets, enjoying a family dinner and getting ready for the workweek, both physically and mentally. Ideally, this preparation includes an at-home facial.

I rarely splurge on a full spa facial treatment – though I’ll say if you come within even 100 miles of Spa Montage in Laguna Beach, Calif., you should book an appointment! It’s incredible.

Though not the same caliber as the professional experience, I’m convinced that investing in quality products and doing the home version regularly helps your skin maintain a healthier look over the long term.

At home facial materials from top right:

At home facial materials from top right: Borghese Fango Active Mud Face Mask; Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant; Sulwhasoo Overnight Mask.

Here’s what I’m doing these days:

1. After a gentle wash with cleanser and warm water, I apply an exfoliating mask for 10 minutes. Right now it’s Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant .

2. Next up, I use the classic Borghese Fango Active Mud Face Mask. There is something that feels satisfying about using mud on your face  – perhaps it is my inner worrier that enjoys the war-paint look of it, but it’s a great product that helps clear the pores.

3. Finally, I apply a moisturizing mask. I’m currently loving Sulwhasoo’s Overnight Vitalizing Mask , but I’ve also found the sheet mask, like Skinceuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque, to be very effective, if somewhat disturbing looking! The overnight mask is very easy and leaves my skin soft and glowing – ready for whatever the week brings! : )

How do you get ready for the week? What is your go-to beauty ritual?