Green Tea, for my face?

I’m obsessed with looking after my face. Growing up, I always had issues with blemishes, excessive oil production, dry patches, acne, you name it my skin kept having issues. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for a decent face mask that perfectly balances my skin’s needs. I think I might have just found it.

Not a Green Tea Fan

I’m not a girl for being healthy, and I kept reading that green tea was so good for you. Some researchers/bloggers claim it can help assist your metabolism to burn excess fat, can help stimulate your mind, help improve heart problems and sometimes when put into beauty products can help with skin issues. So, after reading all these different outlets and opinions, I started drinking green tea. I was not an immediate fan. It didn’t taste good on my tongue and gave me a little bit of a headache from the scent. I added a teaspoon (maybe a little more) of honey to take the edge of it and after a while, I was drinking two cups of it a day. Once in the morning and one in the evening but not before bed, and an hour before/after eating. I was started to take to the green tea life.

Was it really benefitting me?

I’m not sold on the idea that it helps my metabolism, I been losing weight and toning up but I am attending the gym and watching my calorie intake, so maybe not sold on that idea. I do feel better for it, possibly made me more alert stopped me from napping which was becoming a regular occurrence. Overall I’m not sold on it but after reading it was good for my skin as well, I kept drinking it, if not twice a day at least once.

My skin gets red and shiny in the heat

After clearing out my boxes in my bedroom, I found loads of unused beauty products that I had completely forgot I even had. Most were gift sets that I didn’t really use, bits and bobs in the past I had used for holidays and things like that. Some of the products I had found were from my LookFantastic beauty advent calendar that I had last December. It had a variety of products, cleansers, hair treatments, serums and one big product was a face mask. A “clean & green detox mask”. I opened the lid and pow! An overpowering smell of green tea erupted into my nostrils. For ages I didn’t want to try it but one night after running out of face masks and my skin feeling grimy, I gave it a go.

Surprisingly Good

During the heatwave, my skin oil production was in overdrive but not in an ugly way. My skin looked juicy and healthy, but I did feel sticky even when I cleansed my face every night and every morning. I did have a couple of spots raising their yellow bobble heads and I needed to do something about it. Another issue that I have always had is redness, especially around my nose and on my (near enough) non-existent cheek bones. So, when the sun comes out, those are the first places that glow and look painful/sunburnt even though they are not.

ESPA, clean & green detox mask

I had no clay masks left which normally gives my skin a rebalance so with this clean & green detox mask the only one available it was time to give it a go. I cleansed my face using Garnier’s Micellar water and then used warm water on my face to open my pores a bit more. I used one of my old foundation brushes to apply the mask generously onto my face and under my chin. The tub says to apply to neck and décolleté, but I hate to waste products, my neck didn’t need rejuvenating. My face instantly felt refreshed and cooled. It goes on quite pale, but you don’t need a whole lot. It says to leave it on for 10 minutes, but I like to leave it on for a bit longer. 20 minutes later I washed it off using warm water and patted my face dry.

The results were amazing! My face wasn’t dried out, the redness had calmed down as did my blemishes and my pores felt refreshed and cool. I was so glad I took the plunge and I swear by this product. I use it once maybe twice a week if I have had a lot of make up on that week or have been away at an event.

What is this Mask?

I took this pretty photo, back garden is a wonderful backdrop

I was using this product rather generously just slapping it on, enjoying how relaxed it made me and my face feel. The mask is by ESPA. ESPA is a luxury skincare/body care specialist that has been around for 30 years, it started in founder Sue Harmsworth kitchen in 1992. The company has gone on to have Spas, skincare, body care and home items to create a harmonious living space.

The mask I use is called Clean&Green Detox mask, “Skin nutrient mask to purify, balance and refine”. It comes in a 55ml tub and is more than enough. Since I loved it that much, I knew I had to buy another tub. It is like having a green smoothie for your skin, filled with plenty of nutrients to nourish and keep my skin healthy. It is sold at £40 per tub on their own website, £32 on look fantastic.com but I did a little searching and managed to buy one for £12 (including postage) on vinted.com.

I cannot speak highly enough of this face mask and would recommend it to everyone. It is a little luxury to yourself once a week, so why not, right?

Published by GlamRat

A rock n roll girl just going through life with a not so rock n roll budget or lifestyle

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