I was the kind of girl that didn’t know what it meant to have spots or acne all throughout secondary school, college and uni – emphasis on the ‘was‘. I never really had to deal with any unwanted face inhabitants until recently.
I blame it on my diet. I’ve been bad lately: ‘ordering-McDonald’s-on-Uber-Eats’ bad and ‘desperately-trying-to-find-sweet-dairy-free-alternatives-that-it’s-almost-become-an-obsession’ bad. I’ll let you in on a secret: dairy-free alternatives usually have more added sugar. 😞
Over the past month, I’d gotten a lot of spots on my right cheek and forehead. They weren’t disappearing quickly enough and when one left, another would show up. It was very frustrating. Something had to be done.
I was already in the process of trialling new products to update my skincare routine, as my skin gets used to the same thing quickly (I’ll share my updated routine soon). So, I actively searched for something that wouldn’t irritate or dry me out and deal with my blemishes at the same time.
After much deliberation, I decided to try The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash. Tea tree oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. I’ve used spot sticks infused with tea tree oil before and have seen excellent results, so I was happy to give this facial wash a try.
I’ve been using this product for three weeks now. The spots on my forehead have cleared completely, and the ones on my right cheek have reduced significantly. I’m currently dealing with the black marks the bumps have left on my cheek, but other than that I’m pleased with the progress so far.
The facial wash doesn’t leave my skin feeling dried out, and I love the smell and how refreshing tea tree feels. I use my hands to rub the wash over my face in a circular motion for 30 seconds (a tip I picked up from one of Jackie Aina’s videos), before using a muslin cloth and lukewarm water to wash it off. I use it in the morning and evening.
The price tag is very attractive – this 250ml bottle is only £6.50. I’ve always loved the affordability of The Body Shop’s products.
I would definitely recommend this facial wash, especially if you’re not too happy with your skin at the moment. If you give it a try or you’ve used it before, let me know what you thought in the comments below.
Enjoy your day and thank you for reading.
This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.