Post # 1
So I’m 5 days out and I really want a facial all of the sudden but the beauty budget was blown long ago. I take really good care of my skin but by the nature of it, it’s far from perfect. My main issue is with my pores. I clean my face so much but I still feel like they’re huge. Plus I’d just like something to brighten in general. Thanks!
Post # 2
I recommend Lush fresh face masks, they’re small and expensive but Brazen Honey is heavenly. If you have access to a brick and mortar store I would talk to a salesperson, they can ask questions about your skin and routine in person and recommend products.
Post # 3
You should check out http://www.perfectlyposh.com/caitcalvert
and look up:
i’m shrinking (it is $22, $2 over budget) but helps reduce the size of pores
pore-fect bar ($10) it helps deep clean pores and refresh your skin. The bar is quite large and will last a long time.
They also offer a ton of other face masks! You would just have to search around on there and see which one you like the best. Everything is under $25 on the website. Also everything is all natural, made in the USA, and offer a lot of vegan options!
Post # 4
Agreed. Lush is the best. I use Cosmetic Warrior and it does wonders for my skin.
Post # 5
I use tea tree from body shop, it’s maybe $8? Its on amazon. I use a brush to put it on and it feels amazing.
Post # 6
OK, so I know I am not playing by the rules, BUT this stuff is my favorite. It leaves my skin feeling super clean and smooth and works on minimizing pores. Only slightly over at $21.60.
Post # 7
i’m not sure you can get those where you are, but in asia we have so many great sheet masks and they’re very affordable cos you buy each mask individually packed. brands like face shop, missha, SK II, my beauty diary, etc etc.
Post # 8
I looooove the Boscia charcoal masks! You can get them from Sephora.
Post # 9
There’s a clay I buy on Amazon called the Aztec healing clay, you mix it with apple cider vinegar (NOT water) and it’s amazing. It’s a little drying though so you have to use a good moisturizer after. Also there’s a mask called the Queen Helene’s mint julep masque is reeeally good and smells good, but I don’t find it as penetrating as the clay. Also there are Asian sheet masks from My Beauty Diary that I also buy from Amazon, I think my favorite is the Black Pearl. I use one every other day. For more recommendations I suggest going to the /r/SkincareAddiction subreddit on Reddit, I’m on there a lot! (under a different username :P)
Post # 10
Massage some raw honey into your face for 10 minutes! I use “Wild Mountain” brand because it’s the least expensive raw honey in my area.
The honey purifies your skin, warms up, and feels so good!
It’s one of my beauty secrets and it’s really economical.
Post # 11
My favorite thing to do if I want to give myself an at home facial is I exfoliate with my knock-off clarisonic, use my toner (Thayers witch hazel), do the aztec clay mask (mixed with Bragg apple cider vinegar, it’s the best) till it’s dry, wash it off with warm water, tone again, do a My Beauty Diary sheet mask, and then follow up with a good moisturizer (I use cerave). I think all the ingredients together might be closer to $30ish on amazon, but they all last forever
Post # 12
How about $25?
I have this mask by Clinique, and I absolutely adore it. I am hypersensitive to cosmetics and the like, and this doesn’t bother me, but it doesn’t by any means wimp out on its job either. I swear by it and most anything else by Clinique.
Post # 13
Just realized your post meant you were 5 days from your wedding, so ignore my last post about the at home facial, that might be too harsh for being so close to your wedding. In that case I’d REALLY recommend the Queen helene mask followed by a MBD sheet, here are some links! Sorry for posting so much, I’m really into skin care 😛
Queen helene: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00008CMOQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1433819032&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=queen+helene+mint+julep+masque&dpPl=1&dpID=31o1b8bnNcL&ref=plSrch
Hydraulic acid MBD mask, it’s the best for brightening imo : http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005FOPQT6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1433819352&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=My+Beauty+Diary&dpPl=1&dpID=31ePq51M-EL&ref=plSrch
Post # 14
I love the Aztec mask and the Queen Helene’s as well.
I swear by the honey, cinnamon, and tea tree oil mask. My mother loves the papayas and cucumbers mask. She says it makes her glow.
The baking soda and water mask works well for me too.
Post # 15
I have been really into using a home made mask with turmeric and honey mixed with plain yogurt. the turmeric lightens any acne scars and the yogurt is really nourishing and you get a really nice glow! Plus it’s cheap! It can get messy though. Turmeric stains so wear an old t shirt.