This week has been beyond stressful for me. We are FINALLY in our new place, but unpacking boxes with a toddler underfoot is proving to be no small task. My husband is loving his new job, but we just realized we will be having a 60 day health insurance lapse. That’s right, I’m almost 6 months pregnant and currently have no insurance. My aunt’s amazing pit bull whom I love with my whole heart has a mast cell tumor and is undergoing surgery today (ironically the same type of tumor that Ruckus had). Jocelyn has had a fever this week, I’m exhausted from unpacking boxes, I desperately need a haircut….I could go on.
Tonight I decided I needed to go through the beauty stash and find something that will make me feel human again. I stumbled upon my never opened Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask and decided to take it for a whirl.
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This mask is formulated with amazonian white clay to draw out oil, dirt, and toxins that clog pores, and oatmeal and aloe vera to help soothe the skin. I have combination dry skin so I have to be careful with any kind of deep pore masks. Leaving them on longer than indicated can cause my skin to become very dry and downright painful when it comes taking it off. I left this on for exactly the ten minutes indicated and felt like a new woman!
The mask felt soothing and rather cold when I applied it and the cooling sensation actually never went away! I could feel it hardening, but it didn’t harden too quickly. It stayed moist on my face and was at an almost dry state ten minutes later when I went to remove it. It rinsed off pretty easily and when I patted my skin dry, I didn’t feel any dryness. I definitely feel like my pores are tighter, but my skin maintained most of its moisture. I’ll have to apply a serum and a moisturizer tonight before bed, but I do that every night, so that’s nothing new!
This was exactly what I needed for my skin tonight. If your skincare routine could use a little update as well, take advantage of Kiehl’s (once a year) Friends & Family event. It started yesterday, and goes May 15-19th. Showing this blog post at a Kiehl’s retail store will earn you 20% off any purchase. Online, the coupon is deducted using the code FAMILY.
If you need some guidance, some of my favorite Kiehl’s products are the Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Super Multi-Corrective Cream, Ultra Facial Cream, and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. These products are among the best, if not THE best skincare I’ve ever tried.
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