As someone with oily skin, I’m often fighting with the consistent problem or excess sebum, the cursed black and white heads, and the aftermath of acne. I like to use different types of masks to experiment with, and once a week I use a clay mask.
So, the clay mask I’ve been using recently is by Super Facialist, which is their pore purifying clay mask. I’m pretty sure you can buy this in Boots, but I picked this one up in TK Maxx for £3.99. If you can’t find it in TK Maxx for a cheaper price, this can be bought in Boots for £9.99, although the Super Facialist brand does occasionally go on offer and sales, so that’s worth looking out for.
As the name of the product suggests, this is a clay mask, so designed for oily skin. The mask spreads over the skin very easily, and works well as a full face mask. Obviously, the mask aims to detox the skin, pulling out impurities from the skin, but what this product also offers which I found surprising were the number of ingredients that care for the skin after the gunk has been washed away. These include avocado oil “rich in Vitamins A, D and E” and Acacia Honey, which nourish and re-balance the skin.
While I know many people are happy to use masks almost whenever, I personally use mine right before and as I prepare for my shower, so that the mask is effectively washed off. I have to say from experience, it’s easy to accidentally leave the mask unwashed from the eye area by the nose, so I suggest being careful not to miss that area and any others you may not think of. For example, the tip and front of the nose, the area between the nose and mouth.
I can’t say I had any negative reactions from this mask. I think because my skin isn’t too oily on the jawline/cheek area to the point of needing the extra attention, I think that’s the only area of the face I don’t need to use the mask for. I’ve used this mask at least half a dozen times, and still have plenty of product left in the tube, so for only paying £3.99 for the product, I’ve definitely gotten value for my money. Other than the cheek area, my skin feels very smooth and more even, although any patchy dry areas are better off being exfoliated first, as this doesn’t tackle it, and your skin benefits even more from not having to fight with flaky areas of the face.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with this product. I can’t say it dries out my skin, and if you time your shopping trip just right, even if your local TK Maxx doesn’t stock this product, you can still find cheaper than the full retail price in Boots. I definitely plan on keeping a note of this product once I’ve experimented with other clay masks.
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