#21DayMaskChallenge: Daily Wonders Pore Gone for Good Mask by Leaders Insolution

#21DayMaskChallenge: Daily Wonders Pore Gone for Good Mask by Leaders Insolution

          Happy Monday, everyone!

          As the weather gets warmer, I’m putting fewer and fewer skincare products and makeup on my face. It’s important to be sure my pores can breathe when they open up in the heat. Since I often need to deal with blackheads already, the last thing I want is clogging them even more.

My #nofilter selfie before I started using the sheet masks. Pores are enlarged and visible, especially on cheeks and nose.

My #nofilter selfie before I started using the sheet masks. Pores are enlarged and visible, especially on cheeks and nose.

          In order to comfortably bare my #nomakeup skin, the first thing that comes to my mind is: let’s tackle visible pores (possibly my greatest skin concern). Therefore, I decided to use a pore-refining sheet mask for our fifth #21DayMaskChallenge, featuring Daily Wonders Pore Gone for Good Mask by Leaders Insolution.

The Process

          I used the sheet mask for 21 days between May 26 and June 18. I wanted to use the product for 3 weeks consecutively, but because I had friends visiting, plus the frequent travels during this time(I went to San Francisco and am now in Taipei), I missed a few days in between. Nevertheless, I made sure I used the sheet mask for 21 days before I shared results with you.

          Again, I maintained a simple and consistent beauty routine in hopes to avoid interference on the results. In the morning, I would wash my face and put the sheet mask on for about 15 minutes. Once I remove the mask, I would massage the remaining serum into my skin (as instructed), use a tissue to pat my skin dry, and apply a moisturizer. If I’m leaving the house, the final step would be to finish it off with a sunscreen.

          The evening skincare routine entails double cleansing, a face oil, and a moisturizer.

The Experience

          The odorless sheet mask comes in individual packets. It is folded and soaked in a clear, non-sticky serum. When I put the mask on my face, I would smooth it out and watch it become translucent; from a distance, you can barely see the sheet.

          Although sometimes I would leave the mask on for up to 25 minutes, the sheet remains fairly moist. I never felt like my skin was drying up after removing it, either.

          Side note: My skin started breaking out from lack of sleep when I was in San Francisco, but I kept my routine the same anyway.

About the Product

          The sheet mask is designed to balance oiliness, tighten pores, as well as to treat acne and appearance of scars. It contains pine leaf and centella asiatica extracts. Pine leaf has the ability to reduce inflammation, and centella asiatica is a herb often used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.

The Result

          My pores are definitely still open and I can see them clearly – BUT! I do think they have gotten less visible! I know there are a lot of charcoal black sheet masks out there that target open pores, but I barely come across one that gives any real results. So although my pores aren’t “gone for good,” I have confidence in this sheet mask and will continue to use it whenever I can.

          I think the fact that this sheet mask kept my skin hydrated was also extremely helpful. Perhaps that is also why my skin went back to normal only after 2 days of breaking out in San Francisco. I also remember it calming my skin down when it was a bit inflamed after my red-eye flight back to New York. Pores open when they are thirsty and dryness makes your skin irritable. So a good pore-refining sheet mask needs to be moisturizing.

Taken on day 13. My pores are less visible and my cheeks are not red.

Taken on day 13. My pores are less visible and my cheeks are not red.

Taken on day 21, a day after a 15-hour flight. I got a tan, but my skin looks clear and my pores are a lot less visible. 

Taken on day 21, a day after a 15-hour flight. I got a tan, but my skin looks clear and my pores are a lot less visible. 

Other Thoughts

          About two weeks in, I witnessed the effect of the sheet mask. I then started using Elaine’s trick, gathering the serum from the packets by pouring it into a small container. I now use the serum at night, replacing the face oil before I apply moisturizer.

          Although it claims to “reduce shine,” it didn’t do so for my oily t-zone area. I think this is probably the one complaint I have with this mask. Also, I don’t have scars on my face (thankfully), so I cannot share any thoughts on that claim. However, all in all, I recommend those who suffer from having enlarged pores to give this mask a try! I believe you'll get even better results by exfoliating twice a week.  

          I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our fifth #21DayMaskChallenge post! If you have a sheet mask you’d like us to try, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know.

          Thank you for reading!

 
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