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What masks have you used and what were your results?

I read that the Queen Helen Mint julep mask is good but I don't want to risk anything.

Store-bought or homemade :)

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I've used two:

Proactiv Refining Mask (didn't do anything for me)

Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask (it has 3.5% BP in it, and it's slightly better than the Proactiv mask)

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I've used two:

Proactiv Refining Mask (didn't do anything for me)

Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask (it has 3.5% BP in it, and it's slightly better than the Proactiv mask)

aspirin and honey is awsome for me.

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i was just about to reply with the aspirin and honey mask.

click here for step by step directions ---

http://www.xanga.com/RiceBunny/567728185/a...tiful-skin.html

this mask has really helped my acne, and is so cheap too!! I also use the burts bees pore refining mask with green clay. i have oily skin and this helps a lot. go to www.makeupalley.com to read reviews on masks!

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My favorites are the egg white and lemon one and milk of magnesia (just apply it on) since I use it as a mask. The egg whites and lemon gave me soft skin, refreshed, tighter pores but left my face a bit dry sometimes. The MoM sucks the oil out of my pores and it stays that way for a couple of hours but my nose will still be oily.

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Mine is from on line and Ive used it for almost four months. Its called SkinCeuticals Clay Masque. It has AHA in it and I LOVE IT!

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Oh goodness, I've tried just about every homemade mask under the sun. :) Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I do alternate between many homemade masks.

The ones that have made the most visible improvements are as follows:

-Egg white: GOD-SEND for redmarks! They diminished within a few days of using this mask. My pores are tightened, and my skin is much more even-toned.

-Egg yolk and honey: Another wonderful mask for redmarks. It's very moisturizing as well! My face can get awfully dry as a result of my birth control, and this mask replenishes much-needed moisture to my skin. My skin is left smooth to the touch.

-Aspirin and honey: The only mask that I've used consistently on a regular basis for the past few years. It's amazing for exfoliation, and that's just what I need for my clogged comedones! :dance:

As far as store-bought masks go, the only one I've tried is the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. I may be in the minority, but I saw no visible improvements while using this mask. It's just a basic sulfur and kaolin mask. It actually made my skin flare up pretty badly.

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Definitely try out some of those homemade masks; I've found that just smearing on egg whites for half an hour is very effective for overall skin tone improvement. My suggestion: green tea. I've found that it's really good for overall redness in addition to red marks and stuff... (I usually use the ground-up leaves from inside the teabag.)

Oh, and the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask is only like $3.50 for a big tube - so unless you have really sensitive skin or something, you probably wouldn't be risking too much :)

Good luck!

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What masks have you used and what were your results?

I read that the Queen Helen Mint julep mask is good but I don't want to risk anything.

Store-bought or homemade :)

I've had very good experiences with that mask. It didn't make my face break out, it helps clean out the pores really, really well.

I also use the mint julep exfoliator.

It's definitely worth trying.

The main issue is that the mask doesn't wash off that well. Like, if you wiped your face with a paper towel afterwards, you will see some green marks. So if you do try it, you might want to use a facial wash afterwards.

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I liked the egg white mask!

My skin was so tight afterwards and kind of helped redmarks [very slightly] but then the other day my face got burnt so i can't see the status of my redmarks just yet.

I want to try the egg yolk and honey next week but what is the quantity of honey i should add? and should i whisk the yolk? I did with the egg whites because i was looking at other posts and they said it should be frothy

but any good green tea masks?

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ASPIRIN MASK FOR SURE... even if it doesnt work... (has worked 5 star for about 84% of the ppl on this website) it makes u feel cleaner...trust me ull understand.

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I liked the egg white mask!

My skin was so tight afterwards and kind of helped redmarks [very slightly] but then the other day my face got burnt so i can't see the status of my redmarks just yet.

I want to try the egg yolk and honey next week but what is the quantity of honey i should add? and should i whisk the yolk? I did with the egg whites because i was looking at other posts and they said it should be frothy

but any good green tea masks?

I'm glad you liked the egg white mask! :D I know, it does make your skin very tight. But it completely refines your pores. And after you use it a few times, you'll definitely notice your red marks fading. I love it. :wub:

For the egg yolk mask, it isn't necessary to whisk the yolk. Just make sure it breaks apart and is nice and creamy. I usually don't mix the honey and yolk together because that can be very messy. I usually spread a thin layer (a little under a tablespoon) of honey all over my face, and then i use a cotton pad to spread the yolk on top.

As far as green tea masks, I haven't heard of such a thing. I have had some good experience with a green tea toner, though. :) I use witch hazel now, but I used to use a green tea toner all the time. You can just rub the tea all over your face with a cotton pad, or you can mix the tea with some dissolved aspirin to make a nice refreshing and exfoliating toner. It's lovely! But just as a warning, the tea can sort of discolor your face if you use too much. :lol:

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I am all about the aspirin/honey mask. It calms my skin and keeps inflammation down.

Sonya Z: Buy some uncoated aspirin (cheap cheap kind, like Longs/Targe/Walmart/Walgreens brand. Then put some water in it (a couple drops at a time) and let them dissolve (takes about 30 seconds). You'll get a gritty paste and you just gently spread it onto your skin. Once it sits for between 10-30 minutes, gently wipe it off of EXTRA gently exfoliate then wipe it off. The gentleness is important because it will tear your skin up if you're firm with it. I add a squirt of honey to mine and it keeps the mask from grumbling and going up my nose. Plus, honey is also good for your skin. ^.^

I've also been using Clean & Clear Soft in shower facial mask for a couple weeks and I really like it. There's menthol in it so sensitive people beware, but it hasn't irritated my skin. It feels really soft and smooth afterward.

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the aspirin honey mask is awesome because it is also exfoliating

my favs so far are the egg white mask and the aspirin honey mask =]

has anybody steamed before a mask and seen improvement?

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Sweet! I love mask and thank you for responding I think im going to try the Aspirin and Honey mask ;)

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Aspirin/honey Mask is like the top rated Home Remedy on this site. look up Treatment Reviews...then Home Remedies

i get a small paper plate (ton left over from parties). Then I put about 6 Uncoated(acutally micro lightly coated) aspirins on the plate. I put about 1 to 2 drops of warm water on each aspirin. I let it sit for like 30 seconds and then they dissolved a bit and i crush the aspirins with my fingers until i get a crumbly past. I add a LITTLE more warm water to make it a little pastier. Then i add two squirts of honey on top of the apsirin and mix it together with my fingers.. i then apply it all over my face and let it sit for bout 25 minutes sometimes like an hour. Wash off with warm water and pat dry. I put on my acne solution after that but thats beside the mask.

i do this almost every night

really smooths face, reduces inflamation greatley, reduces redness greatly, smells great, evens tone, cleans face, gets rid of at least 2 pimples everytime u use it. SO SMOOTH..

COMPLETLEY prevents breakouts from forming for most.

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