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    • SCDH
    • By SCDH 8th May 18, 11:50 AM
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    Face Mask Recommendations
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    • 8th May 18, 11:50 AM
    Face Mask Recommendations 8th May 18 at 11:50 AM
    I have been looking online for a while but I am wondering if anyone can suggest any products that they swear by.

    I have combination skin and I've also noticed that i'm getting larger pores around my nose and cheeks - are there any face mask products that are really good at reducing the size of pores?

    I have just finished using Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry face mask which was good but I am wondering if there's anything different I can try, especially since my pores are making more of an appearance...

    Thanks.
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    • graschu
    • By graschu 4th Jul 18, 10:54 PM
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    • 4th Jul 18, 10:54 PM
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    • 4th Jul 18, 10:54 PM
    In your short description of your skin type I found similar problems that I have too. I never find the mask that can reduce the size of my pores, but I made some masks from everyday ingredients I found in my house and fridge. I used those masks to refresh my skin or reduce greasiness.

    I found that bananas, eggs and milk are very fine for my skin, and I used to make mask from it.

    Also, sometimes, I'm using mask of cucumbers and mint leafs which is very refreshing for the face.

    Hope you will find some useful tips here.
    Last edited by graschu; 04-07-2018 at 10:56 PM.
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    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 4th Jul 18, 11:00 PM
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    • 4th Jul 18, 11:00 PM
    None of them work. Save your money.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 5th Jul 18, 9:19 AM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 9:19 AM
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    Masks are a temporary measure, it would be better if you are able to work on a double cleanse, exfoliating toner, hydrate, moisturise routine as a regular thing. (New generation of toners are different and better than the stuff used in the past).

    Caroline Hirons is great for advice, products mostly top end and expensive though, Sali Hughes and Nadine Bagot. Lots of quality products available now at lesser prices a few are Superdrug B and own labels, Cerave, Body Shop, La Roche Posay,First Aid Beauty, Nip and Fab, perhaps others might jump in here and suggest things for you.

    Masks can be fun and pampering, the hydrating and brightening ones before a special occasion, but I think you need a long term solution.

    The golden rule - no foaming cleansers, strip the skin and then it compensates by making too much oil, no matter what the sales blurb tells us.
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    • Triggercat
    • By Triggercat 5th Jul 18, 3:01 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 3:01 PM
    OP if you!!!8217;re on YouTube check out of some Dr Dray videos, she!!!8217;s a dermatologist and very down to earth - cuts through all the marketing bull!
    • BigHead
    • By BigHead 7th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
    Try getting a facial from a professional. Now this will cost some $$$ but I just had my first facial on Tuesday and wow what a difference. I could see the difference within 24 hours after my skin settled a bit from the extraction portion (omg hurt so bad). I could see the difference in pore size.

    Also try farmhouse fresh (wont let me post a link) line of skin and body care. All organic and are very reasonably priced. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to animals they shelter on their own farm!!!
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 7th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
    OP what's your budget? I've not found any moisture masks that do anything, but glycolic acid type masks (or lactic acid) seem to help for a few days afterwards.


    Murad have a really good one but I'm sure there are other masks out there which would offer similar benefits just look at the ingredients and look for glycolic acid or lactic acid. BUT if you feel any stinging, take it off and rinse, no skincare should hurt and we each have different sensitivity thresholds.
    • Alexxaa
    • By Alexxaa 14th Jul 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Jul 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Jul 18, 7:36 PM
    Here are few recipes that you could try at home, they basically consist of natural ingredients.


    Fruit mask. The composition includes starch and pear juice in a ratio of 1/1. The mixture is applied to the skin for 10-15 minutes. The mask still has the property of whitening the face and eliminating pigment spots.
    Mask with white clay. White clay is mixed with water. And mix until the consistency of the creams. Apply a thick layer, rinse with cold water after 20 minutes.
    Protein mask. It is prepared on the basis of egg protein, mixed with lemon juice or aloe juice. It turns out a liquid consistency, which is applied a thin layer. After complete drying, it is washed off with warm water.
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