Yep! Double masking is totally a thing! It’s kinda like using multiple leave on products to treat multiple concerns, but in the supercharged and extra pampering routine of masking. It can be super fun and helpful for your soon as long as it’s done to not harm the skin. A recent combination I have come up with is to do the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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⚠️Use with Caution!⚠️
I originally purchased this product because I heard it had amazing results. Unfortunately, this was not my case. I used this product in a totally of two times. By the second time I used this product it left me with a horrible chemical burn on the corner of my mouth! I was livid! The product says not to use it on broken skin or to leave it in for more than 10min, which I didn’t. Still left me a mark that I’ve been tending to with my curology formula (which has been working and love it!). It might work for others, but it was a no for me. I have sensitive, acne prone skin, I’m in my late 20’s. If you also have sensitive skin, I would suggest using it once a week only for 5min-8min anything longer could be damaging. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Acne Scar Miracle Worker
I tried this product to see what the hype was all about and can I say- it lives up to it! Review- this product claims to help with texture, minimize pores, and reduce redness or acne scars on the skin. I’ve used this mask TWICE and even after the first time using it I could see my pores had shrunk. The second time using it I woke up the next morning and my acne scars are almost gone and my skin is glowing Rating- I gave this 5 stars with no complaints. Although I do see why people don’t like it, it does give a tiny bit of a burn but for me personally it wasn’t too bad. It just made my skin feel itchy! Purchasing- I for sure will be buying this again when I run out. Especially since it’s only $7!!! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Come On SkinCeuticals👎👎👎👎👎
I have normal skin but I use a gel mask every day, so today I'm going to share a few gel masks I dislike: SKINCEUTICALS - PHYTO CORRECTIVE MASK Calming Face Mask For Blotchy Skin and SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Mask If you have looked at the ingredients and effects advertised, you'll see it contains olives and a high concentration of restorative and moisturizing ingredients which help reduce skin redness and skin sensitivity, among others. But in reality, it does nothing. The corrective mask didn't soothe my skin or reduce my skin redness, and it even irritated my skin. On the other hand, the Hydrating B5 mask dries up my skin and failed as a daily moisturizing face mask. At first, I thought it didn't work due to my normal skin condition but after trying it out again when I got sunburned, it still didn't show any result in soothing or reducing skin redness. It doesn't feel good on the face and is not absorbed at all! Besides, these two gel masks, especially the Hydrating B5 mask, are super hard to wash off. They just stick to my face like paint. Strongly not recommended.💢💢 How do you like SkinCeuticals? 😐
Calming Mask - Skinceuticals
This mask is very nice! A little goes a long way. I used the amount shown in the second picture on my whole face! The hyaluronic acid in this mask is soothing and reduces redness. I apply this masque at night and leave it on until I wash my face in the morning. Once I finish this sample, I will definitely be purchasing the full size for the summer!
Hyped beauty products...
We can see these products everywhere (YouTube, instagram, TikTok...) but do they really worth the hype? The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Key ingredients: 30% AHA (glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid) 2% BHA (salicylic acid). Price: $7.20 Worth the hype?: YES! It’s one of the products that attract the most attention since its color looks like blood 🩸. There are thousands of reviews, many speak well of the product and others not so much, probably because it is not for everyone. Definitely someone with sensitive skin shouldn't use it. And those with skins that tolerate chemical exfoliation should take precautions before using it, such as: 1. Patch test (inside the arm or back of the ear) and wait at least 24 hours. 2. Do not overexfoliate, most people see this product as a mask, but it’s a chemical exfoliant, if you wash your face with an exfoliating cleanser or scrub you would definitely be overexfoliating. 3. Do not leave it more than 10 minutes. 4. Remove it completely with water, you can use cleanser to make sure you remove it completely. 5. Apply a moisturizing cream after removing it (without acids like salicylic acid, retinoids...). 6. Use sunscreen (mineral or physical). It’s normal to feel warm or slightly tingling sensation, but it must be tolerable. I like the results of this product, it leaves the skin luminous and clean. The face may be a little red but for no more than 30 minutes. It’s the type of exfoliant that I use every 2 weeks or when I require a more aggressive exfoliation. 🚨IMPORTANT: Social media has popularized the image of touching a glass vial of skin care directly to your skin. Doing this makes the dirt on your skin go directly to the product bottle contaminating it, the ideal is to apply a few drops of the product on your hand without touching it. AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay Key ingredients: Calcium bentonite clay. Price: $12.90 Worth the hype?: YES! This product became popular several years ago, it has excellent reviews from many users talking about the wonders it does. It is a 100% natural clay that helps clean the pores. It acts as a kind of impurity magnet, it can be used with water or apple cider vinegar, the second option is better because it helps to neutralize the pH of the clay. I mix it with apple cider vinegar, let it dry for 20 minutes. As it dries, you’ll feel a tightening and pulling sensation. The slight redness of the skin is normal and disappears in about 30 minutes. The pulsating feeling is intense and when the mask dries your face feels a little tight. It leaves the skin clean and makes you less prone to breakouts, in fact for this reason I bought this mask and it works very well. The ideal is to use a moisturizer after (without acids such as salicylic, retinoids ...). 🚨IMPORTANT: use non-metallic containers, spoons/spatulas. My skin type: combination. Skin concerns: blackheads, pores.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
2 GENTLE EXFOLIATING MASKS 🍾
texture? dull skin? here’s 2 highly recommended products that gently exfoliate your skin! 👽 1. banish pumpkin enzyme mask ($39): made with natural pumpkin enzymes, glycolic acid, and AHAs! it gives your skin a slight tingle & works like a charm when my skin needs to be refreshed, is clogged up, or looks dull. a top shelf favorite. 2. origins retexturizing mask with rose clay ($26): 2-in-1 purifying mask that draws out impurities & gently exfoliates the skin. it’s a more gentle alternative compared to the aztec clay mask & makes way less mess. a perfect mask in the PM before a big day to wake your skin up. 👼🏻
BANISH-PUMPKIN ENZYME MASQUE
Okay so long story short, this brand ran out of my favorite mask of theirs and as I scrolled down their site, I came across this product called the SCINIC - Snail Matrix Sheet Mask I honestly questioned whether I should buy it or not, especially not knowing specifically where my skin care is coming from at a time like this but I thought I’d test the waters and order this 5 pack. As you can see here, the mask is quite wet and stretchy unlike most paper masks I have used. I am usually trying to stretch them as far as I can to cover my whole face but this one had eye holes big enough to fit my hand through so it covered more than enough. When I opened the packaging, my first thought was that it smells AMAZING. Face masks usually smell good but I think because I was expecting a ¿snail smell? it was an even better surprise. I put it on and it felt super hydrating. I topped it with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and went to bed. Morning after: I woke up this morning and my face felt AMAZING! Super hydrated, my hormonal acne had gone down and my skin felt the smoothest it’s ever felt (probably since I was born). Plus, my pores looked smaller so that was even better! This was a big change for me being that birth control is the only thing that has effectively helped my skin but I was so happy with this. Definitely one of my go-to masks from now on!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I take my masking SERIOUSLY. At times I wear my hydration masks for 3-4 hours 🙈 I’ve been looking for a day or sleeping mask and upon researching I found the worlds first LEAVE ON treatment mask by Allies of Skin. This powerful time-release formula contains the concentration and potency of a treatment mask with the ease of a moisturizer. It layers beautiful over sunscreen & primes perfectly under foundation, plus it is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). To me, there is no better feeling than a buttery smooth palette, full of essential nutrients, protective defenses, and moisture retention ingredients. The minute we expose ourself to air pollution, toxins, and environmental stressors, we increase the chance of skin damaging side effects such as age spots, irritation, fine lines and wrinkles. A broad spectrum sunscreen will only protect us from damaging UV rays, so in order to be fully protected, an antioxidant-rich product such as this, will complete the full protection. This leave on formula contains fat-soluble vitamin C, anti-inflammatory medical grade manuka honey, acne-fighting probiotics, & skin brightening niacinamide. All my masking dreams have come true with the ability to have it treating and protecting my skin ALL day! Allies of Skin - 1A All-Day Pollution Repair Mask #cheriecreator
Allies of Skin-1A All-Day Pollution Repair Mask
peeling face mask✨
✨Too faced Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask✨ ✨ what’s up with peel masks? this too faced “radiance-boosting peel-off glitter mask” i found at my local tjmaxx. it is a mask infused with real crushed diamond powder. i was excited to try this mask because i had never tried a “peel off” mask before. when i applied it, & let it dry up, it was the most satisfying feeling ever, peeling it all off. that was my favorite part, & i hope it doesn’t make me seem weird haha. It reminded me of when i would peel off “elmers glue” off my palms like I did back in elementary school. 😅 ✨this pink glittery mask is said to exfoliate/lift away dull, tired skin, leave it looking smooth & radiant, & create the perfect base for skin that's makeup ready. the scent of this product was a little strong for me, & it felt super cold when applying, & after removing it, i didn’t see any difference at all, in my texture, pores etc. i saw nothing at all. i really wouldn’t recommend anyone buying this, unless they just wanna do a fun mask. it’s glittery, pink & fun, nothing else. the texture is thick & gooey. It’s also a little hard to remove, even after peeling, some product is left stuck on my skin & even my hairline, so i have to scrub to take it off. I will not be purchasing this again, i didn’t think it was worth the $$$. Too Faced - Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask
Too Faced-Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask
Face mask options !!!!
The first mask is glow recipe: when using this mask I normally do it overnight. You can only do it for about 10 minutes as well. This mask is supposed to smooth and prefect your skin overnight. The ingredients are pillow proof and I can agree that they are and haven’t noticed anything on my pillow. This leaves my skin super soft and glowing in the morning! Rise off when you wake up. The Aztec Indian healing clay: I have really bad pores and sometimes they are noticeable, and it is one of my biggest insecurities. This mask wipes them literally away!!!! I wouldn’t say to use this mask if you have sensitive skin ( I have sensitive skin and I still use it and it works just fine for me) I do recommend trying because everyone’s skin is different and you don’t know what will work best for you until you try it. I mix this with apple cider vinegar and some parts water so it’s not that harsh. You will feel your face pulsate which is normal. When you take it off your face will be red which is also normal and will go away within a couple of minutes. The ordinary: I haven’t used this one that much but so far I do like it. It does sting for me pretty bad and I heard it’s normal. Make sure you put on sunscreen after this mask or it can darken up your dark spots even more. Overall, so far I like this mask and will keep you updated but sometimes the stinging sensation can be a little much. Overall, my go to mask is the Aztec healing clay just because I’ve never seen something make so much of a difference on my pores. Also when trying new skincare products be patient!!!! Results take time so give something’s a chance unless it is really bothering you skin. Listen to your body treat your skin right!!! Hope you guys are having a lovely day.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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