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Burt’s Bees Cleansing Towelettes Review

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I religiously use cleansing towelette to remove my makeup. They not only remove makeup but the texture of the towelette helps clean the skin better. It contains make up remover or other cleansing ingredients that can be a big factor in the health of your skin. I got these Burt’s Bees all natural cleansing towelette in the fall Target Beauty box. I finally used these and here’s the review.

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Ingredients:

This claims to be 99.1% natural

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My Experience with using these:

When you first see them, you will notice that they are plain and doesn’t have any texture to them. But they are exfoliating enough to clean the skin. I use them on both sides. It has a strong scent to it. It’s a pleasant fragrance, nothing chemical like. I don’t use any makeup towelette on their own. I massage eye makeup removing cream and then wipe it off with a towelette. I do each eye one by one. Then I massage cleansing oil into my skin and then wipe it off with the towelette. Then I take a clean towelette and wipe my face and this time lips, clean. I noticed that this towelette does leave a slight oily residue. I definitely need to wash my face with a foaming face wash although it claims that it removes dirt, oil and makeup without rinsing. As I am wiping my face with these, I notice that there is a slight tingling and slightly burning sensation on my skin. But this didn’t break me out although it caused slight irritation and redness for a short while. Also, the packaging is great. It’s the ones where there is a sticky part that you lift up to take the wipe. It keeps the packet air tight when you shut them.

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Likes:

  1. The packaging

Dislikes:

  1. The strong scent
  2. The tingling/ burning sensation
  3. Non-textured wipe
  4. Leaves oily residue

Rating: 2/5

Will I repurchase? No, I will not. I prefer using my Holy Grail wipes. I just used these up because I got these in a beauty box.

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Mint Julep Mask Review

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I was looking for a mask that is great for summer time on my combination to normal skin. I have been wanting to try the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask and instantly bought it. This is the first time I am using this and read below to know my thoughts.

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Price: $4 approximately

Quantity: 8 Oz/ 227 gms

Ingredients:

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Claims:

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My thoughts on the product:

When I applied it, the first thought that came to my mind was ‘is it a toothpaste’? The moment you apply this light green colored mask, there is a cool feeling on your skin and it also has a faint minty smell to it that makes you think it’s a version of toothpaste. But as it begins to dry up you can smell sulphur which is not overpowering and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable in any way. I think it is this ingredient that actually helps in treating acne. The best thing about this product is it doesn’t have a tingly cold feeling on your skin that some mint products have which almost numbs your skin. I steer clear from those kind of products. Mint Julep mask just cools down your skin especially if you have been out in that sweltering heat. This mask has definitely contributed in clearing up my acne as it helps treat acne by controlling the skin’s oiliness and shrinking the pores. I usually leave this on my skin for more than 15 minutes. And it doesn’t dry up my skin or anything of that sort. I feel it works better when I leave it for about 30 to 45 minutes. I sometimes apply it on my acne spots and leave it overnight. It does a great job in clearing up those acne spots as it aids in drying them up and drawing out the impurities that causes acne. All in all, wearing this mask is a treat as it leaves you rejuvenated. All you girls out there with normal to combination skin and acne should definitely give this a try. Girls with dry skin and acne can try spot treating acne with this mask. It’s a basic mask that does what it claims to do.

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Likes:

  1. Comes in a squeeze tube – hygienic and prevents from drying up
  2. Affordable
  3. Availability is not an issue
  4. Easy to use
  5. Great for acne skin
  6. No tingling or cold sensation on skin although it contains mint
  7. A lot of product for the price

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Dislikes:

Nothing at all as I absolutely love this!!

Will you repurchase? Yes, I will. I am also interested in trying the mud pack after this.

Ratings: 5/5..

 

Baking Soda/ DIY home remedy for acne

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The main purpose of this blog was to share how I dealt with my oily skin and acne. Here is the first volume of the oily/acne prone skin solutions.

I have been wearing make-up since a very long time. The make-up I wore never looked nice and wore of easily mainly because of two reasons:

  1. I never knew how to wear make-up – wrong color selection, using fingers (I had no idea that there was something called as make-up brushes) and using wrong products that is not meant for my skin types.
  2. Skin with acne and blemishes is never a good canvas for make-up. Believe it or not; having an even skin is very important for a nice make up application.

It is very important to treat and control the acne on your face. Here is my first acne solution:

Baking Soda/ Sodium bicarbonate/soda bi carb mixed in water or rose water

Works for: normal skin, oily and acne prone skin, skin that has large pores.

Doesn’t work for: sensitive skin, dry skin.

Price: The tiny tub of 50 gms showed in the pic costs Rs 35 and I can use it upto 5 – 7 times

Bought from: local grocery store

Caution: I wouldn’t recommend this to sensitive skinned women as their skin may go red, cause irritation and can lead to a high burning sensation on your skin. I would not recommend this to dry skinned women as it can irritate skin leading to further dryness of the skin.  

My experience of using this solution:

The very first time I used this solution, it gave me a burning sensation. I had to take it off even before it dried.  I did notice a lot of difference from the very first time I used. My skin felt very smooth, the pores looked smaller and the skin was less oily. This solution literally corrodes the acne. When you apply it and wash off, the next day you will notice that the bump on the skin literally dries and you can peel off the skin. In the winters, my skin goes dry. This mask made my skin all the more dry. So I restricted the use of this mask to just twice in a month.

Dos and Donts:

  1. Mix it with rose water or water and no other solution.
  2. Do not keep it on your skin beyond 15 mins
  3. Do not use it on an everyday basis. Once in 10 days or 15 days works very well.
  4. Wear this mask only during the night for 10 mins and rinse off followed by a heavy moisturizer.
  5. Always use a heavy moisturizer after using this mask. I have an oily skin and I use a vitamin e oil or almond oil. Yes, this mask is very harsh.

All the oily skinned beauties, if you have been suffering from prolonged acne, then definitely try this mask.

Disclaimer: Everyone has a different skin type. I have a sensitive acne prone skin and oily skin and this mask worked wonders for me. It is very harsh on the skin but showed results for me. Please test it on a patch of skin before you use it and use it at your own risk.