Let’s be real: your skin takes a hit when you’re traveling. All that dry airplane air and the amount of coffee you’ve chugged to regulate your jet lag hasn’t done your skin any favors – not to mention, you’re on holiday! Some slacking is to be expected.

Which is why the moment I’m back from being abroad, I treat myself to a deep clean with a nice clay mask. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, clay masks are your best friends. Why? Because clay has the amazing ability to draw out toxins as well as bacteria. It will unclog and minimize your pores. So whatever gunk you’ve accumulated while traveling is being pulled to the surface and washed away. The result? Softer, smoother, and glowing skin. And who doesn’t like that?

Make sure to apply to a clean face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Make sure that the mask is dry, but not flaky before you wash it off. If it’s started flaking, you’ve left it on for too long. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner and moisturizer. 

A few favorites I have on rotation:

1 - L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask.

2 - Lancome Purifying Mineral Mask

3 - Goodal Deep Clean Pore Clay Mask

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