Despite being the Chief Creative Officer for a clean skincare brand, I'm not the type of person who has an extensive skincare routine. I like products that work and get the job done- I truly am the brand I created. With that said, I still experiment with new products, techniques, and switch up my routine here and there. But one trick that has remained in my arsenal of skincare tips has been what I like to call the 3x cleanse.
The Ultimate Smooth Skin Tip
It's actually quite simple and you probably have some idea of where I'm going. It starts with Alder New York's Everyday Face Cleanser. I clean my face once daily with the cleanser in the shower, but once a week I add a mask into the mix. For my ultimate skin smoothing tip, I reach for a Clarifying Face Mask. It's not only great at drawing out gunk from within my pores, it's also really calming because of the zinc oxide and sulphur mud- they both reduce blemishes and inflammation.
I mask right after washing my face, while I am still in the shower. I just pat the water off my face and then wait the 3 to 5 minutes while I'm scrubbing up the rest of my body. Then I rinse it off- If you've been keeping track that's cleanse number 2.
Brighter, Smoother, and Nearly Pore-Free
Then I take a second pass with Everyday Face Cleanser to give skin another round of gentle exfoliation and to allow the collagen boosting sea botanicals to set in and do their magic. I know it sounds too simple and easy but, seriously, every time I 3x cleanse I get compliments on my skin. It looks brighter, my skin feels smoother, and my pores nearly disappear. While it may be tempting to make this a part of your daily routine, I recommend sticking to once, maybe twice a week at most.
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