For WEEKS, I struggled to get 50 Shades of Snail’s “How to Shrink Pores” routine to work with different merchandise. I finally did! [Review] : SkincareAddiction
A pair of weeks in the past, this superb article got here up in this sub, and prefer many of us on r/SkincareAddiction, I jumped at the teach. Basically, the writer claims that during 3 steps, you’ll unclog your pores with 1) BHA product, which you let take a seat for 15 mins, adopted by way of 2) a clay masks, after which three) a cleaning oil, which you additionally want to depart on for 15 mins. Then, you gently rub your face, and tough little SFs pop out.
Like many of us at the unique thread, the primary masks and oil merchandise I attempted didn’t work in any respect. But, I stored attempting. Here’s a run down of what DID and DIDN’T work!
For the BHA, I did select to stick with the Stridex Maximum Strength Medicated Pads Alcohol Free during all of this, and I did succeed in effects**.** I used to use those in highschool they usually dyed my eyebrows blonde. However, it felt great bringing them again into the fold, as a result of I’ve been getting hormonal pimples in recent years. I do not really feel comfy the use of those pads with the exception of sooner than when I know I can be washing my face as a result of they’re so sturdy. At first I idea, how does leaving this on for fifteen mins assist any individual? Stick to the method right here, my buddies. This isn’t a routine you’ll do beneath a time crunch.
2. Clay Masks
I attempted a complete of three different sort of mask sooner than I discovered person who in fact labored.
First, I attempted GlamGlow’s SUPERMUD masks, which I had already been steadily the use of in my routine, and I like how you’ll see the place it’s aerating your pores and it leaves my face taking a look brilliant. While it does take away the shallow blackheads at the most sensible of my nostril, this masks does not pull the bigger, harder SFs out of the edges of my nostril. At first, I idea that perhaps they could not pop out in any respect. I will stay the use of this masks perpetually, simply now not for this procedure. Because, y’all, the SFs can pop out totally! Keep studying.
Next, I attempted Peter Thomas Roth’s Irish Moor Mud Mask. I do really feel like PTR’s mask are nourishing, however they’re extra involved with long run skin care as a result of of how totally mild they’re. This masks additionally does not dry and tighten like a dirt masks, and so it does not pull your blackheads and SFs out of your pores the way in which an actual dust masks must, so this didn’t work.
Next, I attempted Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask. This one was once comfortable, did not tighten sufficient, and was once too aromatic. It didn’t work.
Finally, the one who in fact did work… was once simply chopping Bentonite with equivalent portions natural apple cider vinegar. I used the notorious (and VERY reasonable) Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, chopping it similarly with Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. It was once my first time the use of this masks, which I discovered via researching this sub. It is going on rather thick and it was once onerous to unfold, so I will upload just a little water subsequent time. But you want to use the vinegar, as it balances the pH. I left it lengthy for 10 mins, despite the fact that it didn’t totally dry, and I wiped it off with heat water and a washcloth. This is the dust masks you guys want to take a look at! It turns out natural, and I noticed at the label that some other people use it as a hair masks, which I would like to take a look at.
three. Cleansing Oils
I was once unfamiliar with cleaning oils till I began studying 50 Shades of Snail. Luckily, there have been a couple of native drugstore choices that have been truly nice!
First, with each masks possibility, I attempted the use of Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. I would pat my pores and skin dry after washing off the masks, dry my palms, too, after which frivolously run the cleaning oil into my pores and skin and let it bake for 15 mins (or extra, simply steer clear of your eyes!) I felt like this can be a nice cleaning oil, and I will almost definitely depart it at my bf’s space to stay the use of to take away make-up and sunscreen at evening, however, sadly, it merely didn’t pull any SFs out of my pores and skin.
What finally labored was once DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil. After none of the dust mask labored with the Neutrogena, I controlled to get a shuttle dimension model of this at Target, considering that perhaps it wasn’t the dust that wasn’t operating, however the oil. Well, seems it was once each. The DHC feels much less chemicaly than the Neutrogena, and it is a little bit thicker consistency. I put it on my dry face with my dry palms, let bake 15 mins. As I began to rub my pores and skin, in the end this trial and mistake effort, I finally felt the SFs rub out of my pores and skin! They really feel like tiny grains of sand that you’ll’t even see.
So, the TLDR:
Stridex Medicated Alcohol Free Pads (15 minutes) + Aztec Secret Healing Clay / Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (10 minutes) + DHC Deep Cleansing Oil = Unclogged Pores
Love you guys! Learn from my errors and let me know if this works.