A pore clearing FAV
This mask is truly MAGIC. This Origins mask will always be one of my all time favorite charcoal masks as it truly feels like it clears out allll my pores of dirt and other yuck. I love the way it makes my skin feel so clean and clear of impurities afterward ✨ ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
ORIGINS-Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
ELF Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask
I give this mask a 5/5 for sure. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The price point on this mask + how it makes my skin feel is unbeatable. Application of this mask is super easy and clean as it applies as a gel and then soon after turns into a layer of bubbles. After washing it off it leaves my skin feeling totally cleansed and smooth. I promise if you give this mask a try you just might end up falling in love! e.l.f. - Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask
e.l.f.-Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask
A few go-to cleansers
Dr. Jart+ - Peel Better Cleanser 🔹This cleanser is has a jelly texture to it, but when applied to the skin it turns into an oil that is great for removing makeup and dirt! This cleanser tends to leave my skin feeling like it has a layer of oil on it after rinsing, but after applying toner my skin always feel soft and smooth TULA SKINCARE - The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser 🔹This guy will be one of my forever go-to cleansers. It always leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth, and fresh but never strips my face of its natural oils. Kate Somerville - Detox Daily Cleanser 🔹I found this cleanser at Tj Maxx originally and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of it for the price I paid. The cleanser smells light and fresh and when used with my Clarisonic brush it always feels like it gives my skin a deep clean.
Kate Somerville-Detox Daily Cleanser
Second installment of retinol diaries! I kept usage to 2x/week since that was working well, and I wanted to reincorporate acids without overtaxing my skin. Switched to drunkelephant a-passioni*, which I really like so far, though I still mix it with an HA serum. I did skip a week or so when I was sick, so I had a tiny bit of purging when resumed, but otherwise it was fine. Here are some of the products I used: ▪️for chemical exfoliating, I reintroduced DE framboos serum or katesomerville liquid exfolikate* (only one per night), or just some pixi glow tonic to be gentle, on non-retinol nights (combining the two will be my next test). Conversely, I'd skip all treatments (save a hydrating serum) at least once a week to give my skin a rest ▪️ then I tried a resurfacing mask, once every 2-3 weeks, either peachandlily reboot mask or DE babyfacial*, spaced out a day or two from retinol, and my moisture barrier has felt fine! ▪️ continued with lots of hydration, especially in layers like adsorb moist essence*, jurlique herbal recovery serum*, paulaschoice peptide booster*, and olivarrier squalane oil* ▪️ same for cleansing- focused on gentle/nourishing ones like glossier milky jelly cleanser and elemis pro-collagen cleansing balm* ▪️ I also resumed using a vitamin c serum in the mornings, 4-5x/week, recently DE c-firma*, and it's yet to cause any irritation ▪️ SPF all day, every day! The superscreen* by supergoop is great for days with minimal sun exposure (since you have to reapply a lot), or the coola sun silk drops since it wears well under makeup ▪️ after retinol but before moisturizer, I'd supplement with iope cica cream* when needed, great for soothing and hydration
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Sheet mask - Dr. Jart+ Peeling Solution
Sheet masks are my go to when it comes to self-care/pampering myself. More than that, I’ve been recently loving chemical exfoliants to gently resurface my skin. Dr. Jart’s Ultra Jet Peeling Solution mask gives me all the benefits of a gentle exfoliant with the convenience of an easy to use sheet mask. This product is marketed as a innovative bubbling mask that exfoliates the skin’s surface while also evening out skin tone. It also helps with the appearance of pores, and dullness in the skin. The mask has a two step process: first you must apply the liquid peeling solution. This solution has a serum-like consistency, that gets quickly absorbed into the skin. Then, you place the cellulose sheet mask on top of the serum. Something really cool about this mask is that it has a purple hue, which eventually changes color over time to visualize the change in your skin’s pH balance. I decided to try this mask out because it was part of a set of 6 different masks, and I was looking to incorporate some new ones into my routine. Out of all of the masks, this one felt like it was making the most difference in the appearance of my skin. I do really like this mask, because it doesn’t just seem like an ‘extra’ and unnecessary product. I visually am able to feel and see a difference as soon as I remove the mask. I would recommend this product for anyone looking to find a really easy way to targets dull and uneven skin tone. The product is on the pricey side if you buy it by itself at $9. However, I always find great sales and coupons either at Sephora or on Dr Jart’s website!
Dr. Jart+-Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution
Life changing for pores and blackheads!
The olehenriksen cold plunge pore mask is a detoxifying, cooling clay mask marketed to all skin types that reduces the look of pores, smooths skin texture, and controls oil. It contains aha and bha to improve skin texture and botanicals to refine pores. This mask targets pores and deeply purify them, which helps to reduce the appearance of both pores and blackheads. It has a thick consistency like most clay masks, and a beautiful bright green color. Overall, this is the best mask I’ve ever used, and I have been using it for almost two years now. I decided to try it after a Sephora employee recommended it to me. I really enjoy this mask and I initially did not think a mask would make such a difference in my skin, but this mask has done everything I could want and more. It clears my pores and removes almost all of my blackheads, and exfoliates skin, leaving my skin bright and refreshed. I would highly recommend this to everybody because you will see results immediately! It is definitely worth every cent, and it is a quick solution if your skin looks or feels congested. OLEHENRIKSEN - Cold Plunge Pore Mask
OLEHENRIKSEN-Cold Plunge Pore Mask
Quick to get the job done
Who doesn’t love a good face mask. But also who has time in the mornings to do one before rushing off to work? Enter Glamglow instamud. This is a 60 second face mask that is designed to refine pores and remove impurities. It goes on creamy and comes out of the pump in a violet cream like texture. Upon application it starts to foam and bubble. You have to leave this on for 60 seconds only and viola. I bought this about four months ago and really have enjoyed it. I only use it on weekdays when I’m in a rush but my skin feels like it needs something more. It makes my skin feel refreshed and after rinsing it almost has a cooling effect. I definitely enjoy the results especially for how little time it takes to get you there. The mask is about $42 for this bottle but you barely need any.. I would give this 5 stars because it is efficient and effective! GLAMGLOW - INSTAMUD 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment Mask
GLAMGLOW-INSTAMUD 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment Mask