Welcome to part 9999 of my battle against combo skin problems. Recently I fell in love with multi-masking, addressing different problems I have in different parts of my face.
😅T-zone - oily with congested pores, hormonal acne and blackheads
😤Cheeks - normal to dry, not much pore concerns
Products and Purpose (2nd Image)
🌿Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack - Gently cleanse nose area I’ll be focusing more on this mask because it is a new addition to my routine, some of you may have seen a sneak peek in my unboxing video!
🌝Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask - Hydrate cheeks and forehead
Usage (3rd and 4th Image)
Step1️⃣ - After cleansing and drying my face. I use a very warm (but not burning hot) cotton tissue and hold it on my nose to relax the pores, I noticed doing so helps me clean out black heads faster
Step2️⃣ - Apply a THICK layer of the Mega Greens Galaxy Mask on my nose and Moisturizing Moon Mask on my cheeks and forehead. Avoid open skin, like that pimple on my nose bridge.
Step3️⃣ - Wait 15-20 mins for the 🌿 cleansing mask to dry and for the 🌝 to absorb. As you can see in the 4th image, both masks dry/absorb very comfortably, some mud masks make me feel like my skin is cracking after it dries…this one is definitely not as bad
Effectiveness (5th Image)
🌿Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Mask - 8.5/10
⭐️First I want to clarify, I understand cleansing masks will only provide so much instant results. The battle against blackheads is a long one, from exfoliating, using acids, cleansing mask, to extractions, it takes many efforts and consistency for it to work.
As for this particular mask, I really like that it visibly smooths the area, taking away excess oils and dead skin on top. I was able to use my extraction tool to easily remove some blackheads that were lingering at the surface, but I do not recommend going too ham with extraction right after.
👍This mask also provides a cleaner slate for the next steps in my skincare, and that’s a win! You can see in the close-ups, (bear with me I know it’s not pleasant), most of the blackheads are still here, but not as prominent.
*I took 1.5 points off because the very first time I used it my nose turned a little red. It has not happened since!
🌝Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask 9/10
This is my 2nd or 3rd tub of this mask so….yeah I love it. After I wash it off with water my face feels very supple but not greasy. I sometimes use this before starting my makeup to give my skin a hydration boost, the calming effects are not evident here but it also works very well after long sun exposure or any skin irritation.