CHERIE MADE ME DO IT 🍒
Everyday, I sit scrolling through Cherie, and I see all of you posting about The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Mask and how it compares to their Salicylic Acid Solution. I hadn’t tried either of these products, but after the 1000th post, I decided I had to try out the Salicylic Acid Mask. WHAT IS SALICYLIC ACID? 💧 Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxide Acid (BHAs). It’s used for reducing acne by diving deep into your skin, exfoliating it, and keeping your pores nice and clear. In other words... it’s a game changer for blackheads and whiteheads especially. THE PRODUCT:🧴 The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
Face masks for clogged pores
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Is this salicylic acid mask aces?
I recently bought the The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque because the The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solutionis consistently out of stock. Kind of annoying, but then I saw the mask that seemed like it was the same. And while the solution is $5.30 and the mask is $12, time wasn’t on its side. I don’t use it as an all-over mask because I think that would be too much. It is a perfect spot treatment for when I have acne. It has an unusual texture. If I had to describe it would be as if charcoal powder, aloe gel and a peel-off mask were all mixed together. When I get a pimple, I use this as an overnight spot mask. It is good to note that the solution is also supposed to used as a spot treatment. Contains: • 2% salicylic acid, • vegetable charcoal • Amazonian clays • squalane
help fix my skincare routine!!
i have very oily and acne prone skin and am currently breaking out a lot on my chin and forehead area. I use the la roche posay effaclar cleanser LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel am and pm but don’t like how stripping it is. I’ve been trying to find a gentle cleanser that will also thoroughly cleanse my skin (keep my acne at bay) but have yet to find one that i think would work for my skin. I would love to hear any suggestions! I also use the ordinary niacinimide and zinc The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% am and pm (but alternate pm every other day with the latic acid). for the latic acid i use it every other night just so that i don’t overdo my skin with acids. i also use the salicylic acid mask 1 time a week to exfoliate my skin. I use the cerave pm facial moisturizer CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and haven’t had any problems with it and will definitely be repurchasing. lastly, i use neutrogena’s moisturizer with spf. i like how this is light and doesn’t have a white cast but it does leave me very oily and i am definitely open to any suggestions for a new sunscreen.
glam glow supermud clearing mask
key ingredients: six super acid blend - the super six acid blend in this mask contains a mixture of both alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, tartaric acid, and pyruvic acid. these acids work together at different speeds on different layers of the skin so you get the benefits of both. they also unclog pores that result in skin problems and imperfections. activated - x charcoal - activated - x charcoal is an extreme absorption carbon that attracts toxins and dirt from deep down in your pores. eucalyptus leaves - eucalyptus leaves steep in the mud and charcoal, delivering the benefits and phytoactive components into the skin and formula. what it claims to do: this clay mask claims to clean and remove any toxins deep down into the deepest and toughest areas from your pores. with the unique formula that this mask holds, it’ll help fight problematic skin/skin imperfections and clogged pores. the super six acid blend helps loosen dead skin cells to exfoliate and sweep them away, leaving fresh and smooth skin behind. this mask is also recommended for acne - prone and oily skin. my experience: i came across this product about a week ago and decided to give it a try because of what it claims to do. this mask is great for clearing out and removing all of the dirt and debris deep inside your pores. it also helps refine the appearance of your pores as well, which makes it more difficult for any bacteria to clog them, resulting in clearer skin. i found that this product works best as a spot treatment overnight, especially for whiteheads since it draws out the pus and toxins from the blemish. it may take time for the active ingredients in the mask to penetrate and give their effect, so a treatment left in place on a blemish for several hours may be of benefit for many products. however, i didn’t notice a difference when applying this to an under the skin blemish, but it did bring it to a head quicker than it would without. this mask is also simple to wash off even if used as a spot treatment, which is left on for way longer than the recommended time. as the mask dries, the super six acid blend allows you to see the active ingredients being drawn towards your pores to remove debris. this is called the pore - matrix. psa: this type of clay mask isn’t recommended for sensitive skin because of the amount of powerful acids it contains, which is why i mostly use it only on my t-zone area because it isn’t sensitive. you also may feel a tingly sensation when applying this mask (it goes away after a few seconds) but this signals your skin is getting used to the different acids and that they’re penetrating into your pores. GLAMGLOW - Supermud Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask
GLAMGLOW-Supermud Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask
How to (Temporarily) Shrink Your Pores in 1 Hour
What you might think are stubborn blackheads that you can’t remove, no matter how religiously you use salicylic acid, are actually sebaceous filaments, which are basically a combination of sebum (your skin’s natural oils), bacteria, dead skin cells, and even the single hair in your hair follicle that have all come together to create that annoying clogged pore. Unfortunately, the size of your pores is determined by your genetics, and they can’t be truly “shrunk,” no matter what a product claims. Although you can only temporarily reduce the appearance of your pores, it’s a pretty simple and extremely satisfying process known as “gritting.” I first learned about this process from Fifty Shades of Snail, whose process is well known in the online skincare community. The process uses three products — a BHA chemical exfoliant, like salicylic acid; a clay mask; and a cleansing oil — and takes about 1 hour max. It’s recommended that you do this in the morning, about once every few days, so this is a great way to indulge in some skincare self-care on the weekends! Below are my favorite products to use for gritting: COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid This is one of my favorite chemical exfoliants: it’s affordable, effective, and applies beautifully! I use this for gritting and for chemically exfoliating twice a week. AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I only use this mask for gritting. I personally don’t find it helpful to regularly use clay masks, as I’ve found them to be a little too harsh for me, even with my oily/combination skin. I use raw apple cider vinegar to make my mask, which helps to lower the higher pH of the bentonite in the clay to a more skin-friendly level, which should be around 4-5. Simple Skincare Science has a great post about whether you should use water or raw apple cider vinegar to mix with your clay mask. There are other types of clay masks that might be more suitable for your skin type, like kaolin clay for dry or sensitive skin or French green clay that has more healing properties. This specific clay mask is just the most affordable and easily accessible option! Orgain - Organic Mct Oil Unflavored Okay, this is where things might get a little weird, but I use MCT oil as my cleansing oil. MCT oil is most commonly used in keto/low-carb diets as a source of energy. I use MCT oil on my skin because it’s extracted from caprylic acid, which does not cause problems for malassezia, or fungal acne. I have a huge bottle of C8 MCT oil from the brand Kiss My Keto that I decanted into a smaller vessel with a pump. The only downside is that because this oil wasn’t made with the intention of being used as a cleansing oil, it doesn’t emulsify when you clean it off your face. I get around that by using a lukewarm, damp towel to gently remove it. If you end up trying the “gritting” process, let me know what you think in the comments!
COSRX-BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Great gentle exfoliating mask
I’m a long-time fan of The Ordinary, so when I saw this new mask in the Deciem store during a recent trip to Toronto, I snapped it up! I‘ve used their acid peel in the past and although I loved the results, it was very strong and stung my skin every time I used it. I was hoping this mask would be a gentler alternative, and thus far it’s lived up to my hopes. This mask claims to target lackluster tone and texture, including large pores and acne blemishes. The product is a creamy consistency, and a little goes a long way—a very thin layer is all you need. The mask dries to a matte finish within a few minutes, and when I wash it off it feels like there are some physical exfoliants—maybe the charcoal? Either way, it doesn’t sting my skin at all, and I think it’s really helped calm down my current breakout. This mask is more expensive than the acid peel, at $12 for 50ml, but it’s still very affordable. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a milder exfoliating mask that targets acne, large pores, and texture.The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
The Ordinary-Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
this product is absolutely amazing! it works fantastic with your skin! it is a clay mask that you leave on for 10 minutes ish. it helps calm down breakouts and blackheads while it also deep cleans pores. Herbal Dynamics Beauty - CACAO & CHAMOMILE CLEARING CLAY MASK
Herbal Dynamics Beauty-CACAO & CHAMOMILE CLEARING CLAY MASK
Great value salicylic masque!
I have been using this weekly and honesty my combo, acne-prone skin loves salicylic acid. It’s one of my go-to ingredients for acne busting. This mask isn’t overly drying, especially if you tend to have oily skin like me. It is really hard to get off though, which sucks. But the mask is like 10-12 bucks at Sephora or on Deciems website. High quality product for a low price! Their BHA Peeling mask is also a holy grail for me. Worth trying for the price.
The Ordinary-Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
Quarantine maskin got me like...
Hey y’all! Quarantine has got ya girl SUPER LAZY, but it’s all good. Now is the time to be lazy right?? Lol I’m not big on masks often because I guess I just forget to use them and it can be messy and again, I’m lazy.. lol BUT I’ve been using this mask a lot more lately to help clear some congested pores and hopefully shrink my pores. ALGENIST - PERFECT Clarifying Pore Corrector Mask If you don’t mind a bloody red face mask then I’d definitely recommend this mask. Here’s my break down of the positives and the negatives. + interesting texture! Looks like clay but has a gel like texture to it. + smells like a clay mask and it’s not bad, not great, but tolerable. + helps pull out impurities in skin with the ingredient sulfur. + really pulls out that yucky stuff to leave your skin feeling clean, soft, and more plump. + noticeable improvement in little bump like blemishes. + sensitive enough for all skin types + has a slight cooling/tingling sensation. + quick 10 minute mask. - results for smaller pores take some more time than how quickly the blemishes disappeared. - MESSY MESSY MESSY. - will stain any clothing or towels, so be careful. - not the easiest mask to wash off, BUT really easy when washing off in the shower. Other wise I’d use a wash cloth to take off. Like all products there are some good and bad, but this one is 95% good. For the mess and stains this is more of a 4.5/5. What’s your favorite mask for pores and acne?
ALGENIST-PERFECT Clarifying Pore Corrector Mask
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