I’m the type of girl who has never really had much problems with pimples, which I’ve always appreciated but ever since I was about twelve, I’ve suffered from large pores and blackheads all over my T-zone. Literally, my whole nose, chin, bits of my inner cheeks and the gap between my eyebrows are covered by blackheads. I’ve had five years of trying to get rid of them but yet, no product, face mask or method has gotten rid of them. But I have found products that help conceal them or help minimize them. I have quite dry skin due to the oil in my face getting clogged so the mask I use is by the Body Shop. It is their Seaweed Ionic Clay mask and its for combination to oily skin. Many people might think I shouldn’t be using this product but it helps unclog my pores and helps minimize my blackheads so I use it. After use, I always have to use another face mask by Quick Fix Facials and I use their Mega Moisture mask for dry and thirsty skin to help my skin from not getting dried out due to the face mask. I only apply the clay mask to areas that have blackheads because I find that it can sting if I use it in areas that don’t have clogged pores.
This product does has not been tested on animals and on the back, it says where they get their seaweed. The active ingredient in this is the bladderwrack seaweed which grows off the south west coast of Ireland. The mask is quite thick and is a grey- green colour. I love the actual smell of it for some reason, but I can’t exactly describe how it smells like. To use this mask, you apply this mask for about ten minutes at the most. Over that time, the mask should dry and make the pores look very big. it is recommended by the body shop, that at the most, use this twice a week but I’d recommend that for people with skin that isn’t too oily – as in people with clogged pores like myself and their skin is dry – to only use this once a week. It can really dry out skin if used excessively.
Pros of this face mask:
- This can leave the skin feeling refreshed.
- It gets rid of excess oil.
- It helps clears blackheads.
- Makes pimples dry out quicker.
- Can dry out the skin.
- Is not suitable for sensitive skin.
Overall, I think this is a brilliant mask. Whenever I use it, it really reduces the size of my pores and helps my skin get unclogged. I would really recommend it to anyone who has oily skin or loads of blackheads.