During my teenage years until even now I have always had large pores and blackheads, I would always search Google on ‘How to Get Rid of Blackheads’ or ‘How to Get Rid of Large Pores’. But, while I was chatting away in a beauty group on Facebook I came across a product that girls were raving over to remove their blackheads! So I knew I had to give this a try and let you guys know my results!
What You Will Need
The product is none other than Mario Badescu Silver Powder Skin Care. It’s a little tricky to apply because it literally is powder. When I opened the product for the first time my first reaction was, really? I was just duped and this is talcum or baby powder. Yet, I still gave it a try and I am absolutely happy that I did! So let’s get started by knowing exactly what we will need to use for this product and achieve a good outcome.
- A glass bowl that can be easily wiped out or that you don’t eat anything out of. I chose this because I don’t know how safe this product is in case there is any consumption occurred. *Disclaimer- I really don’t know and I am not slamming the product by no means. I am not a doctor so I can not give an experts advice on this matter.*
- Mario Badescu Silver Powder Skin Care powder for obvious reasons! You can get this product from Ulta in the link above for $12.00.
- Warm to hot water that you can tolerate and won’t burn your skin. This is so the mixture will dissolve and blend together without any little lumps in it. I chose very hot water and let it cool while I stirred the product into it making the mask. Again, do whatever water temperature you feel comfortable with and that your skin can tolerate.
- A short haired makeup brush like this concealer brush from Eco Tools. I did a test with a larger brush and it didn’t hold the product or apply as well as using a smaller brush in tinier strokes for better application.
My Skin Before The Mask
As you can see I don’t have perfect skin. I have acne scarring, tiny red dots and of course blackheads with large pores. My main problem areas for my large pores and blackheads are on my nose and inner checks next to my nostrils. My scaring is mainly in bouts around my face. The natural redness on my face is recent within the past five years from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension but, that topic is for another day.
Mixing Powder Into a Mask
If you cook, you know that just like making gravy you need warm water to mix a powdery substance together to make the blend smooth. To be honest I made too much of the mask because I dumped a bunch of water in my bowl to begin with and tried to make the mask a mask texture by adding tons of powder that I accidentally wasted. So I am going to let it dry out and crush it back up and save it for later. I suggest taking a little scoop of powder at a time depending on what your main focus of you face is and pouring tiny bits of the water in at a time. That is so we don’t waste the product like I did! For me, I just covered my whole face.
The mask should come out looking like this. A thick/thin ‘silver’ clay mask. If it is still hot let it cool down and stiffen up a little bit. There is no reason to put a hot mask on your face. That was just so we could blend it up perfectly for application and all that jazz!
Applying ‘The Silver Water of Cleansing’
You can see a lot of tiny hairs from the mask on my face. Yea… just ignore that! When you apply the mask you want to put a good bit or big scoop of it on the brush and dab it gently across your face where you plan on applying it. Don’t brush it on like other masks. You just want to dab it on and let it kinda drip unto your skin. Brushing on the product makes the mask thin, it doesn’t do it’s job and it doesn’t cling to the skin. But, dabbing it on makes it settle on the face and leak into your pores perfectly.
Let The Drying Begin
This mask dries fast and I mean fast. Within five to ten minutes the mask was already basically dry and flaking off my skin. Literally, it was like my face was snowing and I think I breathed some of it in… but, the mask was powder to begin with so of course when it dried it would go back to its natural state. Just dried up and sticking to your face. Well, sort of any ways.
After crumbling and cracking you can see some dots easily on my face. Those are where I have some pretty big pores and blackheads like to live there. If you watch my Instagram Story around this time you could see me showing a preview of this and wiggling my face letting the powder snow fall off my face. Here is my Instagram by the way so you don’t miss anymore of my stories, FashionMeCurvy’s Instagram.
The Results… My Pretties!
Revealing the final results even to myself was just plain awesome to me. I mean all of my blackheads were basically gone and all that was left was my big empty pores, so maybe they will get a chance to heal and close. A few more uses of the mask and I should be looking airbrushed! In my opinion I think this product worked and did visible results in just one use. I absolutely loved it and found something that doesn’t have to be ripped off my face. Ouch!
Side Note: This product is for people of all skin types, large pores and blackheads. It is Cruelty Free and Paraben Free.
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Ashton A.K.A. FashionMeCurvy