For the last year, I’ve been on an exciting skin journey learning more about what triggers my adult acne. In the quest for clearer skin, I’ve sought a more targeted approach to various problem areas on my face. Dry patches flake away on my inner cheeks, while oil builds up in the pores on my forehead, chin, and outer cheeks. What may work on one area may not be optimal for another. That’s why I was excited to try Clarins SOS Masks.
Because everyone’s skin is unique, Clarins offers a multitude of options to target varied skin problems. Whether you’ve got dry skin, combination or oily skin, or dehydrated skin, these masks have got you covered. If you suffer from all of these skin concerns, why not multi-mask and apply each of the masks to the corresponding problem areas?
How to Use Clarins SOS Masks
All you need is 10 minutes to put your best face forward.
1. Exfoliate: Start by using your favorite face scrub. Slough off dead surface cells to help the mask penetrate your skin better.
2. Apply: Dab the mask on in a thick layer while gently massaging in any excess. Avoid the eye area.
3. Relax and enjoy: For the next 10 minutes, while you wait for the effects of the mask to sink in, rest your eyes and take a breather.
PRO TIP: For best results, use one to two times per week with your normal skincare routine.
The Clarins SOS Masks
SOS COMFORT NOURISHING BALM MASK – DRY SKIN
WHAT IT DOES: Enhanced with wild Mango Butter, this mask will help alleviate dull, dry, or flaky skin.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVED: I applied this mask to my left cheek. I noticed the dry patches were gone. The mask left my skin velvety soft for a few days after. I’d love to leave this on overnight to see how much longer the effects would last.
SOS PURE REBALANCING CLAY MASK – COMBINATION TO OILY SKIN
WHAT IT DOES: With the help of Alpine Willow Herb, this mask digs down to remove impurities, minimize pores, and reduce shine.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVED: I applied this mask to my t-zone and chin, my oiliest areas. I noticed a reduction in clogged pores, especially on my chin where whiteheads are the worst for me.
SOS HYDRA REFRESHING HYDRATION MASK – DEHYDRATED SKIN
WHAT IT DOES: Using Leaf of Life extract, this mask helps refresh your skin, smooth fine lines, and add a healthy glow.
WHAT I LEARNED & LOVED: I applied this mask to my right cheek. After a long week, sometimes my face feels dull and tight, which is uncomfortable. This mask is great for adding extra radiance and moisture to replenish your skin.
Combined, these masks create the ultimate weapon against winter’s harsh effects on the skin. And I can remix my routine easily once the weather changes to the opposite extreme in the summer, making this mask trio the perfect way to target my skin problems year-round.
This post is sponsored by Clarins. I was provided the masks to review. All opinions are my own.