I'd consider myself a highly faithful moisturizer when it comes to taking care of my face, but a frequent exfoliator? Not so much. As many a facialist has told me over the years, no matter how many expensive lotions, oils or masks I use per week to keep my skin bright and wrinkles at bay, none of that wonderful moisture will even absorb if I don't exfoliate properly. Not only does this make total sense, it's also been an easy adjustment to make in my skin-care regimen.
My most recent addition (thanks to a generous donation from Stephanie) is this Dior jelly mask. I massage the coral-colored formula on after cleansing a couple of times per week, and the combination of a chemical exfoliant (alpha-hydroxy acid) with a gentle physical exfoliant (apricot seed powder) takes care of that pesky exfoliation I made a habit of skipping in one easy step. Plus, it smells unmistakably like summer, with hints of clean citrus and apricot that make the three-minute treatment waiting period extra pleasant.
Thanks to this mask, my skin has looked dewier and brighter this season than it has in quite some time. Hopefully, if I continue using it into the fall and winter, I'll still appear as glow-y and well-rested as I do right now all year long. (Spoiler alert: I'll be neither of those things.)
Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask, $69 (nice), available at Sephora.
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