Before having a baby, I would've sworn up and down that I would never not wash my face every morning and night...I think you know where this is going. Yep–once I gave birth, I suddenly barely had time to brush my teeth or do any sort of skincare routine. The jury is out on whether or not I'll ever get some "me time" back, so until then I've been relying on Versed Doctor's Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask.
I actually think there are some benefits to not washing my face every morning (a story for another time), but this little pot of gold is like a weekly reset for my skin and it only takes a few minutes to use. Let me break down why it's the best ever for an instant skin boost—whether you're sleep-deprived or otherwise.
It’s a powerhouse of acids.
Don't be alarmed, acids are a good thing when it comes to skin. This mask includes three different types: lactic, glycolic, and salicylic. Here's what Mona Gohara, MD, a dermatologist and WH Advisory Board Member, says about each.
Lactic Acid: "The quintessential alpha hydroxy acid (aha), it helps to liberate the 50 million skin cells that we lose each day. This allows a clean slate for your skin care routine."
Glycolic Acid: "Another AHA that breaks down the bonds that hold skin cells together; so it exfoliates and helps with skin cell turnover, to minimize fine lines, even out skin tone and prevent acne."
Salicylic Acid: "A beta hydroxy acid that is great at cutting though oils to minimize unwanted shine."
Yet, it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Don’t let a "powerhouse of acids" scare you away if you tend to have skin that's easily irritated. I also have sensitive skin (as in it gets red just from simply touching it) and yet this mask has never irritated my skin. Even if I let it sit for way longer than the recommended 2-3 minutes.
The results are instant.
The directions say you'll see the full effect of the mask's benefits after four uses but I notice a difference after just one use. My skin is noticeably brighter, smoother, and less I-have-a-newborn looking.
It’s safe for breastfeeding.
Dr. Gohara said these ingredients all "should be okay to use while nursing" but that it's always best to consult your pediatrician before using them, of course.
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