I’m not one to experiment much with skin care.
My skin has been tricky to handle since I was about 12 years old with stubborn acne all throughout adulthood which could mostly only be treated with medication. Now that its clear at the age of 30 (fingers crossed!) I tend to stick with what I know works for me and not irritate my skin too much. Read more about this here.
That being said, every once in while I do try ‘safe products’ (i.e. those that probably won’t bring about spots, such as a cleanser or a moisturizer in my case), which brings me to two new amazing products I’ve tried lately:
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner
As my t-zone tends to get greasy at times, I was on the look out for an effective, yet non-irritating toner that could tackle the oiliness. Upon stumbling in The Body Shop for a gift for a friend, this caught my eye.
Tea Tree oil, known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties intrigued me as that seemed like a good solution to addressing oily skin and the bacteria that brings about the formation of spots in the first place.
I noticed a very positive reaction to this quite early on in using it. At first, it did make my skin tingle a bit, but after a couple of applications that sensation completely went. I use this twice daily and apply it in circular, upward motion all on my face and leave it to dry before proceeding with moisturizer.
Caution: Do not use this on the sensitive eye area and on broken or irritated skin!
I just love the fresh feeling it brings about! The small is lovely and really does dry out the excess oil without making the skin flaky and dull.
Yes to Blueberries Fine Lines & Wrinkles Face & Neck Oil
This next product is something very new to me. Using oil on skin that can oily and prone to breakouts? That sounded quite scary to me! However, I decided to give it a shot and just loved the results.
One of the prescribed medications I take for me skin is a gel that can really dry out the skin. Whilst that’s great for controlling acne, it can leave the skin looking dry and irritated, especially in cold weather.
I use this around 1-2 times weekly and only before going to bed and it does make the skin look like a greasy disco ball! That being said, by the morning all oil would have been absorbed and left my skin looking extremely healthy and youthful.
I got this from Beauty Bay should any of you be interested to try this 🙂
What about you? Have you tried these products, or what’s been working for you lately? I’d love to hear what you have to say!