Sunday, February 28, 2016
Your Pre-Night Out Perfect Skin Ritual (part 1).
Last night, I was invited to a casual social event with a group of people. No big deal, except these people were old high school classmates. It's been quite a while since we all graduated and there have been lots of physical transformations over the years. I really wanted to look like the best version of myself so I started thinking about what I could do to boost my overall look just a little.
Then it hit me. Why not do a sheet mask ceremony before heading out? The premise is that perhaps the mask could give my skin an added glow beyond my typical products. Prior to cleansing, I did a quick facial massage with coconut oil. This is to promote blood flow to the face while lifting up dirt from the pores. Next, I cleansed using the Clarisonic pro and Phace cleanser.
Once my skin was dry, I pulled out a sheet mask that I was able to pick up from a local Asian market. This brand caught my eye because it contained mandelic acid. Let me warn you all that this brand completely saturates it's masks with product. Even when I pull out their heavily coated sheet, the packet still contains excess product at the bottom. Because of their generosity in soaking this mask with serum, I have to wear the mask while in a reclined position. Even while laying down, excess product eventually starts to drip from the sheet.
The moment this happened, I simply removed the mask and placed it gently back into its package for a second use. Once removed, my face was covered in serum. Suddenly, I didn't know what to do. Do wipe it off with a paper towel or cleanse again with a gentle cleanser? The instant I stopped panicking and started thinking logically, the answer came to me. "Massage it in, you fool!"
Immediately, I started massaging the gooey serum in. Within seconds, most of it was absorbed leaving behind highly moisturized skin. My face looked like it received a weeks worth of skin loving serum in one short session (but without looking greasy). I couldn't get over how amazing my skin looked.
When I pulled out of the driveway, I had one intention......to have some old classmate look at me and say "wow you look so young....did you go to school with us?" Call it vain, but I had a mission to accomplish.
The night was fun. Lots of getting reconnected with people from the long lost past. At one point, this guy walks up to me and introduces himself. I responded by sharing my name and confirming that I attended the same school. After a second of contemplation, he says, "you look kinda young to be in the same class as us." #missionaccomplished It was at that point that I revealed my intention to him and congratulated him for helping me to achieve it.
Overall it was a good night. Not only did I catch up with old friends, but I discovered this little trick that'll change all my night outs from this day forward. The next experiment to try is indulging in consecutive sheet mask rituals for several nights in a row in preparation for more substantial events. Hopefully, this is just part one of the "pre-night out" beauty ritual series. Looking forward to doing more of these posts.
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