As my wedding date gets closer all of the traditional festivities are happening… bridal showers, bachelorette parties, engagement gatherings, etc. and I need my pores to not show themselves. To help me with that Beauty 360 has an awesome 3-Step Extreme Pore Refining Gel, Face Mask & Cream that I got to try out and I have so much to say.
First I started with a face wash, Clear Pore Cleanser & Mask by Neutrogena, (that did not come with the kit) which is one of my weekly face washes that I use religiously. I decided to wash my face first because even though I didn’t wear any makeup today, my face felt oily and gross, do you know what I mean?
So I used some warm water- which took forever because it is freezing here in New England- washed my face and patted it dry. Then I waited for about 2-4 minutes to let my skin just take that in.
P.S. if you haven’t used this as a mask before you are missing out!
Then I grabbed the package and was so excited to start! As you saw in the title it comes with three steps. The first step is a pore peeling gel. It took me a little bit of creativity to get it all out (I didn’t want to waste any) and spread it all over my dry face. Then I rubbed it in with small circles and it slowly started peeling off. TBH it was kinda gross looking, but it felt really good. I felt like I was slowly drawing out the gunk from inside my pores. I quickly found that I had to lean over my sink because as I kept rubbing it started peeling right off my face. Then I used some warm water to rinse it all off and I patted my skin dry. I waited a couple minutes before moving on.
The next step was the sheet mask. I was a little nervous about how this would go considering I haven’t had the best experiences with sheet masks. This one was the best one I have ever done. It actually stayed really well and I didn’t feel like I needed to fix it every 15 seconds. I only readjusted it once, but that was because the serum was sinking into my skin and I needed to smooth it over. It had a nice hold and didn’t sting at all. It was very soothing and I definitely felt like my face was tightening. After 20 minutes I took the mask off and there was still a decent amount of serum on my skin that I then rubbed in. I waited 3-5 minutes before moving on so that the excess serum would absorb into my skin. The only thing I would change about this mask would be the nose flap. I get a lot of blackheads on the edges of my nose and so it would have been nicer if that was longer.
The final step was the hydrating cream. I throughly enjoyed this because it had a serum like feel but was an amazing moisturizer. I honestly wish they sold this hydrating cream separately because it is an hour later and my face feels just as hydrated as it did when I first put it on!
Overall thoughts: This will be going into my regimen probably every 2 weeks because my pores look like they are less visible, they feel so much cleaner, and my face just feels tighter which I like. This is what I imagine botox feeling like when it is wearing off- and I say that in the best way possible. If you have larger pores and need help before an event or photoshoot I would definitely give this mask a shot! You can find this online at cvs.com from the Beauty 360 Line!
Please note it is NEVER smart to try a new facial right before any event in case it causes redness or a breakout. The goal of any facial is to draw out toxins and all the other gunk in our pores so naturally that can cause a breakout. Again always try a new facial a week or two in advance before an event or photoshoot so you can see how your skin reacts.