Living in a hot,desert country and having very oily face is a recipe for disaster. No matter what I use( primer, foundation), at the end of a long day my face ends up resembling a flashing disco ball ! And a oil soaked face always lead to acne.
One of the best ways I know how to control the acne and the oil is to use a face mask twice or thrice a week. I have about 3-4 masks that I use in rotation, depending the state of my face.
This is a light green, minty smelling face mask with a fluffy almost whipped cream texture. The ingredients including Menthol, Tamanu oil, Lemon Tea Tree oil and organic Tea Tree oil are supposed to instantly cool the skin and remove impurities.
I gotta say out of the whole tea tree range the blemish fade lotion and this mask are my absolute favorites. During the blistering Dubai summer, this is such a pleasure to use. The creamy texture is like putting whipped avocado on your face and it cools my face instantly. The nice thing about this mask is that although it has that thick, creamy feeling of a mud mask it does not harden as it dries. So, no more waiting around with a cracked up face mask !
I start with washing my face with the Body Shop foaming cleanser and then I steam my face for about 5 minutes. I apply the mask to a slightly damp face and leave it for around half and hour and take it off with a moistened cotton pad. Afterwards I follow up with the blemish fade night lotion (I use it at night).
I think it does a nice job of drawing out excess oils from my face and soothing and healing minor breakouts. This is specially refreshing after a long day in the sun. Though it won’t do much for cystic acne except ease up the itching and the pain a little.
I think this mask will suite most skin types except really dry or sensitive ones (menthol might irritate). Do not expect this mask to perform a miracle on your acne (just like the rest of the tea tree range). It’s a good, basic mask that’s great at sucking the excess oils out of your pores.
The Body Shop Tea Tree mask comes in a 100ml pot with a screw-top lid. I have been using this for about 6 months and there’s more than 3/4 left in the pot. Not a bad deal for just 38AED(10Pounds).
Thanks a lot for reading, and I would love to know what your favourite masks are…