The Autumn Facial


Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year because it just feels so cozy. And that just makes me want to stay in and pamper myself. As the weather gets cooler, my skin gets drier, so I certainly need to amp up my skincare routine a bit. Usually my pamper days consist of two masks in a row, but when I'm going all out, I reach for three.

The first, and the product that really adds to the autumn theme here, is the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Autumn is this guy's time to shine. It's an exfoliating peel that sloughs off dead skin and leaves a glow like no other. It contains Pumpkin Enzymes and AHAs to chemically exfoliate and Aluminum Oxide Crystals to physically exfoliate. I don't tend to scrub it around much and just take advantage of the chemical exfoliants. It does tingle quite a bit while it's on, but it never irritates my skin. It truly leaves you with baby skin, and I've noticed it helps those big under the skin bumps clear up more quickly.

Since the first mask is a little intense, I like to reach for more gentle masks as my second and third steps. The second step is a purifying mask - once the exfoliating mask gets rid of all the dead skin cells, the second mask can get even deeper to really clean out your pores. My choice is always the Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack. It feels quite cleansing on the skin without being stripping at all. I like that it doesn't dry down like traditional clay masks, so it feels gentle on the skin. It's definitely a good one to follow the Pumpkin mask.

The last product I like to use is a hydrating/nourishing mask. Usually I pair both Glossier masks together, but after the Pumpkin Mask, I still want something really soothing - honey masks are my go-to. My favorite is the I'm From Honey Mask. It's super creamy and contains 38.7% real honey. It's such a great all-rounder - it's deeply nourishing and soothing, but the natural antibacterial quality of honey helps to also cleanse the purify the skin. It's such a great way to end this little pamper session, and my skin is always totally baby smooth and clean afterward.

Do you ever do multiple masks in one session? What are your favorites to use together?