It’s been a while since I’ve done a Mask Monday post, so I as I sit around the home with not much to do, I figured it would be the perfect time to try out something new! Just minutes ago, I looked completely ravishing with the Oil Removing Mud Face Mask by Balea on my face. See?
So, I was looking through my stash of face masks and decided upon this particular one because of the “oil removing” promises. This Balea mud mask is infused with tea tree oil which claims to “purify and refresh” the skin — which is totally what I’m in desperate need of these days. Summer has come and with the hotter temperatures, ladies, you know, also comes the case of the greasies on the face. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been contending with breakouts specifically on my chin area. Not happy. And we all know that tea tree oil is great for treating breakouts. It fights those pesky little zit buggers! So, a mask to combat the spots? Sure, why not!
Anyway, here’s the packaging:
The photos don’t show the the colour of this mask accurately, however, the mask is a very light blue colour. It smells significantly of tea tree oil — which I actually really really like. It applies like any other mud mask; I used up pretty much the entire sachet, which provided a not-to-thick application on my face. Upon application, it stung a little bit — but I don’t mind that sensation all that much; plus I think it might’ve been because I had double cleansed my face with a cleansing oil and an AHA cleanser right before applying it. The mask dried completely in about 10 minutes; I left it on for 15. I used wet cotton pads to slowly wipe away the majority of the mask (I find this less messy) then rinsed off the remaining bits with warm water.
After drying my face, I checked my zits. Still there. Boo hoo. Of course, I wasn’t expecting them to disappear in one go — BUT wishful thinking never hurt anyone, right? I waited a few minutes to see how my skin felt afterwards — it felt supremely cleansed and fresh and not too tight/dry, which was nice. It definitely left my skin looking matte-er than after just regular cleansing. So I would say yes, this did it’s job of removing the greasies. I followed up with my night time moisturizer.
It’s been about 40 minutes since I’ve had the mask on and my skin feels a bit “tingly fresh” if that makes any sense? A good thing.
Again, with any mask, I’m sure with regular use the benefits would become cumulatively apparent. But with my first try at the Oil Removing Mud Face Mask by Balea, this is one out of the three or four Balea masks that I’ve tried so far that I would definitely re-purchase and use once per week to reap the benefits of tea tree oil when my face needs that sort of treatment.
I give the Oil Removing Mud Face Mask: a STANDING OVATION
Have you tried this mask? Like/Dislike? What’s your favourite mask and why? What do you use for random, pesky breakouts?
Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!