Monday, 10 November 2014

Three Masks for Blemish Prone Skin


My skin has really gone through the motions over the last six months. I have no idea why, and while keeping hydrated and trying to eat well have also done my skin some good, products also play a key roll. This trio of masks are not something I use together, rather at different stages of a breakout.

Just to give you a quick idea of what my skin is like, it's very oily and prone to blackheads and large zits which take a looong time to calm down, but also can get dry and sore in patches. Basically a nightmare!

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask is something I use once every 1-2 weeks at the weekend for a really deep cleanse. Apply it gently when using as a mask and allow it to get to work for 5 minutes. You can literally feel it working and that tingly feeling takes some getting used to. Then either remove with a cloth or scrub off. Results are instant with skin looking much clearer, and it really helps keep breakouts under control. I would only recommend this mask for normal/oily skin types as it's properly too potent for dry or sensitive skin. I keep this stuff well away from any dry patches like the ones I get around my nose.

If things are particularly red and angry I'll also go in with Lush's Catastrophe Cosmetic mask straight after. This mask is really gentle and cooling and works amazingly to calm redness. I would recommend this to anyone with problem skin! I tend to wash this off with my hands over the sink as it feels so soothing I'd hate to ruin the experience with a rough cloth.

For midweek congested skin I use Boots' Tea Tree & Which Hazel Peel Off Mask. It literally pulls the dirt and dead skin away and can really help during the week if you wear make up to work. This range is really affordable and suitable for all so I'd highly recommend it for those who are on a budget but want to give their skin the treat it needs.

What are your favourite products for keeping breakouts under control?
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