Back-to-school skin care regimen

14 Aug

I’ve found myself (and my skin) becoming very tired of all the chemical nonsense I use. Don’t get me wrong– chemical nonsense can often works better than the natural stuff. But I’m on an all-natural kick, and I’m in the mood to treat my skin to something organic and gentle.

Which is why I looooves The Body Shop’s new(ish) Tea Tree skin care line, which utilizes Community Trade (yay!) tea tree oil, lemon tea tree, and tamanu oil to prevent blemishes, clear skin, and control excess oil. Here are my top pics:

  1. Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash, $13. This creamy facial scrub gently exfoliates to remove all the crap that gets stuck in your pores. It smells of lovely lemon tea tree oil and crushed apricot stones, which exfoliate and condition.
  2. Tea Tree Face Mask, $15. I love this product. Put it on your face for 10 minutes, and feel the soothing effect of the Madagascan tamanu oil, which calms irritation and redness. The menthol creates an icy fresh tingle that is quite refreshing. When you wash this off, you’ll be glowing so much that people will start asking you if you’re pregnant.
  3. Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion, $18. I moisturize my skin just as much as I floss. Which is to say never. I know, I know, this is really bad, so I’ve tried to start getting in the routine of moisturizing (not flossing. I refuse to floss). I love this lotion. It really visibly improves the appearance of your skin over night, both controlling oil and moisturizing at the same time.

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