Glam Glow is my new obsession. And let me begin by mentioning I was in no way paid to rave about this product – THAT is how much I love it! I was mindlessly perusing Pinterest and saw this awesomely gross close up photo of a nose covered in a deep gray clay-like substance pinned via Ivory and Olive. Click HERE for the link! Something was different about this photo. When I looked again, I noticed what looked like blackheads vacuumed out of the nose, peeking through the mask. Yes, this sounds horrific, and I am sure in your mind you are thinking “Who would admit, in picture form, to having blackheads?!” But thanks to this brave soul, my skin looks better than ever and the masterminds at Glam Glow are $70 richer.
I have tried more facial products that I am years old, and nothing has kept it’s promise like Glam Glow. The best part? The LESS I used, the better results I saw. The gunk built up in your skin can really pull through when only a thin layer is applied.
First, I used my favorite cleanser. I am Murad obsessed. I don’t care how expensive it is, it is worth every cent. I even buy the travel size and keep it in my makeup bag at all times. To really prep your pores, I suggest applying the cleanser with either the Olay or Clarasonic brush. Keep the brush on deck for after the mask as well.
When first applied, the mud mask is a deep gray with some very fine exfoliating flecks in it. I used it as a spot treatment in my most contaminated areas (all sides of nose, crease next to nose, bridge of nose. I extended we to the larger pores next to my nose/inner cheek area. Additionally, I applied it to my chin and between my eyebrows.). The rest of my skin is not in high enough need to slather this on all over. Next, I watched as the magic happened. First, my skin got tingly…not on-fire-get-this-off tingly. Refreshing get-the-crap-out-my-pores tingly. Quickly, my nose, starting from the tip, starting to morph into a replica of that first photo that had drawn my attention pinned on Pinterest. The mask turned a blueish gray and hardened.
Ready for some TMI? I could actually see impurities (aka blackhead nastiness) being drawn out of my pores. Remember in the 90’s, ripping of your Biore strip was a right of passage for every eighth grade girl? I didn’t think that kind of excitement could be matched. False. That was only the warm up – for THIS!
I left it on for a good 20 minutes. When I ran out of funky stuff to watch and the fireworks finally died down, it was time for the big reveal of my skin. I used a cool damp washcloth (to close the pores) and rubbed with some pressure in tiny circles, rinsing as necessary. Just for good measure, I used my brush again, sans cleanser to really get the junk out. I. WAS. SHOCKED. Could it be? It worked! I would say a good 90% of clogged pores on my nose had been removed. My pores looked not just smaller, but completely free of impurities.
I will let you in on a little secret. My skin sucks. I know you are supposed to be nice to yourself, but I can admit the facts. Uneven, sun damaged, old acne scars, large Italian pores…good times. And since 14 years old, I can really sympathize with my lady friends dealing with skin issues. This product is not just another high-end, over-priced celebrity beauty trend. Acne and poor skin can have lasting effects on not only your skin but on your self esteem. Spend the money, and do something for yourself. If you have minor skin clogging, face monthly breakouts with your cycle, are a woman dealing with the affects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and someone like myself who thoroughly enjoys makeup and uses liquid foundation daily, Glam Glow can really help combat one of the most vicious beauty battles.
In the comments section, I would love to hear about your skin secrets. What issues are you dealing with? Have you tried Glam Glow?