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
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Salicylic acid in skincare
Sep. 25, 2020
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I have been trying to figure out the best way to take control of my skincare routine. My main concern is the texture of my skin, redness, blackheads on my nose, & large pores on my cheeks. I believe I have combination skin. It can’t often get oily or dry. I’d like any advice having to do with Cerave or The Ordinary. I currently am cleansing my face each morning & night with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I like this cleanser, but am wondering if I should try out some other Cerave facial cleansers for my skin. In the morning I use CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 In the evening I moisturize with CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Occasionally, I use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution but I don’t think I have used it consistently enough & often enough to tell a difference. I’ve read that this is good for blackheads on your nose & to use it two nights a week. I have also used The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque but haven’t used it enough to notice a difference. I’d like to look into trying a few more products to help rejuvenate my skin & give my skin care routine a “facelift” 😉 Any advice or opinions would be wonderful. Thank you! Products I’d like to try include: ￼CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum I would like to introduce a retinol into my routine. ￼CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream I often get dry under eyes, eye lids, & puffiness. ￼The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I read this was good for textured skin & blackheads. ￼The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Thank you in advance! ✨
Salicylic Acid in My Routine
Ok so I already made a post about my thoughts on this mask The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque and I’ll admit I was a little harsh on it- but it’s because this mask is MESSY and I’m all about convenience and being able to quickly apply a product and not have to think about the details, is what makes me happy. However, a got a comment on that previous post (@MartaPol) and it was recommended that I apply this before I get in the shower and then rinse it off in there. I gave it a try and the mess issue is completely resolved this way! It’s still a little too much thought for a face mask for me personally , and I’m not usually a nighttime shower taker, but I will definitely be using the mask like this until I use it up! I’ll also note that this mask does make my face baby soft!! I always follow with a heavy duty moisturizer- my favorite for calming irritation is LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations
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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