A deep-cleansing mask followed up with another one offering intense hydrating benefits can take your practice to a whole new level. Back-to-back masks that provide different benefits will help you feel and look like you’ve just completed a mini facial from home. Our favorite double masking routine utilizes a clay and collagen mask combo.

Step 1 – The Clay Mask

Clay masks are in the astringent family of masks, meaning that they are designed to clean, clear, and minimize the appearance of clogged pores. A clay mask works to manage excess sebum, deep clean, address trouble  spots, and prevent future breakouts. The mineral-based product effectively draws out impurities, reduces surface shine, and even exfoliates  layers of dead skin.

One word of warning: don’t underestimate the strength of a clay mask. Because clay is so effective at reducing oil and build-up, you don’t want to overdo it by applying too much or leaving the mask on too long. Be sure to follow your package instructions, and enjoy a deep-clean that you can feel as soon as you remove it. Now you are ready to hydrate.

Step 2 – A Hydrating Collagen Mask

Hydrogel collagen masks are formulated to serve a variety of purposes, from firming and lifting to detoxifying and brightening, but virtually all of them provide unparalleled hydration and nourishment. By following up your clay mask with this second step, you can lock in all the deep-cleaning benefits of the first mask with a moisture-rich serum of your choice.

Look for hydrogel masks that use marine collagen and natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, essential oils, antioxidants, and activated bamboo charcoal. After your second mask, skin will appear soft, supple, and revitalized. All KNESKO detoxifying face masks make for an excellent second step when you want to create that spa facial feeling at home.

Step 3 – Repeat

Regular masking can provide you with long-lasting benefits and help you maintain naturally youthful, energized, and more vibrant-looking skin. Collagen facial masks can be used as often as you like and provide excellent benefits on their own. We recommend reserving a second mask session for those times you want to turn the dial up on your skincare routine.  Use double masking to greatest effect if you have a big event coming up, or your skin has been suffering due to a lapse in your normal skincare routine, or if your recent circumstances have left your skin overexposed to dirt, heavy makeup, sweat, and environmental stressors.

Whatever you do, always remember that masking is an act of self-care. For best results, practice mindfully. True beauty radiates from within.