I recently received a suggestion on the order and timing in which to use different skincare products from someone in the beauty industry. Basically…

1. Exfoliate twice a week in the shower (which I already do)
2. Place your clay mask in warm water (because if clay goes on cold, it will immediately close up pores)
3. Use your clay mask immediately after exiting shower (because that’s when pores are open and dead skin cells have been removed)

It sounds like pretty good general advice, due to the rationale, and I will be trying this more consistently from now on.