Let’s talk face masks for acne
The Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask is marketed as a pore-refining mask with super-powered Australian botanicals. It's meant to be a solution for pores, blemishes & acne, and oiliness. The texture here is similar to your usual clay mask, but what i love about this particular one is how smooth it is and non-drying it is on the skin. Definitely one of my favorite clay mask textures for sure. I decided to try this mask around a month ago since I've recently struggled with acne here and there. I had heard this mask in particular was great for clearing up skin blemishes and reducing acne flair-ups. Plus the before and after photo on their websites are incredible! In terms of my experience, I REALLY like this mask and I feel it is the best mask I've tried that helps with blemishes and preventing acne. It's really one of the few face masks that truly does what it says it does. As mentioned, I also really love how this mask doesn't dry out my already dry skin! Overall, if i put this on when i feel a breakout coming on, it's definitely helps my blemishes fade quickly and redness always goes down fast. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone! Like i said, it does what it says it does and is one of the few products I own that truly helps me when I'm battling a breakout. It sells for $50 which I'd say is worth it since it's an effective product with great ingredients. I would rate this product 5/5. SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
Dec. 1, 2019
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Don’t leave your products on too long!
Okay so I’m not very new to the skincare game being that I’ve had cystic acne since I was 13 and have probably used every brand of every cosmetics/skincare that exists BUT I learn something new about my skin every day! That being said, I have assumed my whole life that as long as what you’re using is meant to heal (anything that’s hydrating, clearing, and not charcoal or an acid like AHA/BHA), I have had absolutely no problem leaving masks on my face for up to 3 HOURS... yes, sadly you heard that right. A few weeks ago, I made a post about SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask The instructions tell you to keep it on anywhere from 5-20 minutes and knowing the masks I use normally, I tend to leave it on as long as possible. Today, I took it off as soon as I saw it was dry and OMG did I see such a difference compared to my past uses. Not only was my skin tone more even and face looking hydrated as ever, but it looked as if I had just gotten the most natural makeup look done by a professional. I did not get a picture of this sadly, but I decided that using my favorite glycolic mask of all time afterwards would be quite helpful (PS any night I use this mask and top with a hydrator, the next morning I have the most plump and hydrated skin ever). So yes you can change your mind about products but most of all, you can be using a product incorrectly. These products we buy are made by professionals in skincare and they know how different skin types can react.
Why I ALWAYS multimask!
As some of my followers may already know, I LOVE my wide range of masks... but sometimes my face gets picky and different parts of my face react very differently to the same products :( After using hundreds of products in my lifetime, I have decided that the best way for my hormonal combination acne to heal when I find a good product is to multimask! Description of my skin: About a year ago I watched a video of Bella Thorne going through her skincare routine and she mentioned having “combination skin where it’s super oily underneath and dry on top”. I had never heard anyone use those words to describe their skin but I knew right away that that was exactly my skin type! When dermatologists told me that I was super oily and gave me products to consistently dry my skin out, I had the worst surface breakouts of my life. When I used products that were made for dry skin, I would get a different type of breakout from the oil-based products. In college, I began taking birth control which essentially stopped my acne as a whole, but made me gain almost 40 pounds and put me at risk of stroke due to the migraines with auras I get every so often, so I needed to stop. The pill was the only product that completely stopped my acne altogether and I couldn’t use it any longer, so I had to resort to dietary restrictions and picking the perfect products for my skin. The photo: In this photo I have a hydrating mask on my forehead, an antioxidant mask on one of my cheeks, and a pore purifying mask on my other cheek. All parts of my face react differently and these are the masks that I have found worked best for these different parts of my face. My forehead is the only part of my face that doesn’t consistently breakout so I just use hydrating products on it. Verdict: If parts of your face don’t react well with a product and other parts love it, then listen to your skin! The reason I don’t use paper masks often is because all of the skin on my face is not the same. Hopefully my experiences will help at least one person on here!
SAND AND SKY PINK CLAY MASK
SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask This mask is truly life changing. The texture is quite thick but easy to apply with a brush. It dries down and you barely can move your face, just like a regular clay mask. Except once I wash it off, my skin isn’t dry. I love to use this if I get some hormonal acne and breakouts, because it honestly sucks everything out and one day later it’s much smaller already. It’s quite calming and not irritating for me and even helps with redness immediately. The clay mask you never knew you needed. I only give 4 stars because it’s a little pricey for the size, but I will repurchase and would recommend!
SAND&SKY-Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
HD Beauty Cacao and Chamomile Mask
The Herbal Dynamics Beauty Cacao and Chamomile Clearing mask is a LIFESAVER for acne prone skin. This product is intended to calm and clear inflamed skin. It uses clay to clear out your pores, and sulfur and salicylic acid to treat active breakouts and inflammation. The tub is HUGE, so you get a ton of product....and it smells like chocolate milk! The mask has a really interesting texture — it’s kind of whipped and cooling, like a thicker icing, but spreads nicely. It does dry fast, so if you leave it on more than the 15 recommended minutes, it can make your face feel kind of tight and crack-y, so make sure to wash it off on time. Also beware that sometimes the sulfur in the mask can irritate your eyes, even if you don’t put the product near your eyes. I think the fumes from the sulfur are a little much for my sensitive eyes, so just be mindful. Regardless of that, this mask is the BEST mask for treating active acne. I see such a huge difference INSTANTLY after removing this mask. I’ve been using this for over 6 months, and has been my go to mask anytime I’m dealing with breakouts. Sulfur is a super ingredient for my skin and my acne, so this mask is a shining star for me. I would recommend this product to anyone and everyone dealing with acne, whose skin can handle sulfur. Not only is the product size HUGE, it’s at such an affordable price, it’s almost criminal! This mask is an incredible value and WORKS, so I don’t see any reason not to try it! Herbal Dynamics Beauty - CACAO & CHAMOMILE CLEARING CLAY MASK
Herbal Dynamics Beauty-CACAO & CHAMOMILE CLEARING CLAY MASK
👏🏼 this mask is a performer! please clap
lmao excuse the 2nd pic i finished up the tube before i could get a more aesthetic photo. so enjoy this throwback from an instagram story of mine 😅 god i love this mask. the mediterranean rose clay in this mask has bestowed magic upon me. ORIGINS - Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay 🌷PROS🌷 —————— • it breathes life back into tired and dull looking skin. • short drying time. a thin layer is all that’s needed! a little goes a long way • more gentle than most clay masks. i was able to use it basically everyday (unfortunately this routine is not recommended for sensitive skin) • kept my acne at bay. it was even able to smoothen out the lil pimple bumps on my forehead • always softened my skin and never left it feeling dry or tight 🥀CONS🥀 —————— nothing bad to say about it 🤷🏻♀️ this mask out performed other clay masks i have tried in the past in order to tame my super oily, acne prone skin. i am in love with it!
ORIGINS-Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask This amazing mask is claimed to be natural mask that gently clarifies acne-prone skin with Fruit Enzymes, White Willow Bark, Aloe, and Blue Tansy Essential Oil to soothe the appearance of redness. Target concerns include blemishes and pores & uneven skin texture. It has a gel/watery texture that glides easily onto skin then dries down within a few minutes. But even drying down, it doesn’t crack nor irritate my skin like most masks can do! I can leave this on for an hour without problem! (Not that I recommend it LOL) $48 for 70ml jar is totally worth it in my opinion because the scent is so soothing to my soul and I’m OBSESSED with it! It is one of my holy grails! With continuous use, my skin only looks more amazing! Pores cleaner, skin less irritated and less acne over time! I highly recommend getting this product ASAP if you have redness, sensitivity and/or acne! I hit all those points and have been relieved by this mask! 5 stars all the way!!! But this mask is very hard to say for some since you will either love the smell or hate it! I hated it in the beginning when I wasn’t used to it (like I wanted to vomit). It was that bad. But it definitely grew on me and I couldn’t get enough of it now!
HERBIVORE-Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Stop - matcha time!
PANTONE ▫️Pantone 14-1911 Rosewater Mist ▫️Pantone 14-3612 Rosehip Omega Face Oil ▫️Pantone 7493 Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask ▫️Pantone 9180 Resurfacing Treatment Toner & Peptide Trio Eye Cream ⚡️Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask is a winner! I’ve been using this for years and tried many masks in the meantime. Clay masks usually dry my skin out but this one doesn’t! It’s gentle enough to calm redness and strong enough to clear breakouts. I love a mask that allows me to knock out multiple issues in one session. I’ll get enough matcha but smearing this all over my face helps me feel like I’m living my best life. Stop— matcha time!
boscia-Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask
Mask of Magnaminty
🌱 The what: This is the mask of magnaminty mask for face and body. This product is made by and available at Lush. 🌱 The details: This product is suitable for use on face and body. It contains amazing ingredients to purify your pores, exfoliate away flaky skin, calm redness, and moisturize your skin. Four of the main fresh ingredients include kaolin clay ( to remove excess oil from your pores), peppermint oil (to provide an invigorating, tingly clean sensation + scent), honey (to provide moisturize and sooth), and ground aduki beans (to exfoliate). Lush as a company prides itself on using fresh, quality ingredients. This mask is self-preserving, and comes in multiple sizes. This mask is suitable for all skin types, and is excellent for acne-prone skin because of its purifying and oil-busting properties. 🌱 My thoughts: The first thing that drew me to this mask in-store a few weeks ago was the scent. It smells like a mint cookie! The next is that it includes kaolin clay, which is amazing for getting rid of excess pore-clogging oils. The associate explained that this mask is great for acne-prone skin, whether dry or oily, because of the kaolin and soothing honey. I’ve used this mask 4 times now with no adverse affects. It tingles a little when applied (hello, peppermint oil!). The first 2 times I applied it, I had active blemishes on my face. I noticed that the blemishes healed quicker and I haven’t had many since. The ground aduki beans are great for providing gentle exfoliation. My face never feels stripped after using; it feels moisturized and my redness is soothed. I even got my fiancé to use it (which is a huge deal). You don’t need a lot of product to cover your face. I don’t have problems with body acne, so I won’t be using it on my body. Overall, it’s a great bang for your buck and I would repurchase! 🌱 The price: $14.95 for 4.4 oz. Larger sizes are available (up to 21.1 oz.) 5/5⭐️
LUSH-Mask Of Magnaminty
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