This may sound a bit like a rant but why can’t we enjoy cooler weather here and not feel like we are stepping into a sauna whenever we leave the house? Moreover with outdoor air pollution, ladies in Singapore usually end up with a ‘melted’ face of cakey foundation and oil pools around our T-Zones – especially around our noses – by the end of the day.

With my oily and sensitive skin, I have been experimenting with my skincare regime. I remove my make-up everyday by massaging my face with extra virgin olive oil. Then, I will apply some honey to moisturise my skin, and leave it on for about five to 10 minutes before rinsing it off. Every other day, I exfoliate dead skin with a black sugar face scrub from KLAIRS. I will also use an egg-white mask once a week to remove pesky black and white heads.

Although my current skincare regime leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh, I still feel that I am missing something. After unclogging my pores, I need a product that can help close them up. I also want to brighten the dull skin tone around my nose whenever it gets oily.

GEL-LIKE TEXTURE, COOLING EFFECT

Tips on how to close up your pores and brighten dull skin PORE SLEEPING PACK
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Recently, I tried using the Innisfree Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack ($37) for a week to see if it suits my needs. According to Korean beauty company, the sleeping pack is a cream infused with six types of citrus flavonoids extracted from organic tangerine peels, which helps to brighten up dull skin tones, correct dark spots, and refine uneven pore textures.

I found the cream easy to spread over my face with its gel-like texture. It felt light and cooling on the skin and also had a light orange scent. After applying the sleeping pack, I chilled out in an air-conditioned room to help it dry up. As it was a leave-on treatment, I placed a soft towel on my pillow to prevent the cream from transferring to my pillow case. Rinsing off the sleeping pack with warm water the next morning left my skin feeling firm and smooth.

RESULTS
After using the cream for three nights, I found that it reduced my skin redness. A week later, my skin lost the usual patchy redness and it felt smooth. The dry skin around my forehead and cheeks also looked more hydrated. It was hard to tell if the size of my pores became smaller during the review period but I think there might be more visible results with longer use of the sleeping pack.

My only peeve with this product was its gel-like texture. The stickiness gave me an icky feeling and I had keep my hair away so it wouldn’t get stuck to my face.

Tips on how to close up your pores and brighten dull skin WHITE TONE SLEEPING PACK
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After I finish up Innisfree Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack, I am keen to give Innisfree’s White Tone Up Sleeping Pack ($24) a try. It seems like a promising product as it has the 6 Free System stamp, which means it is free from parabens (chemical preservatives), talc, artificial colours, animal ingredients, mineral oil, and artificial fragrance.

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The Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack was sponsored by Innisfree. This review was first published on AsiaOne.com.

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