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Hi everyone,

I am just wondering if someone can recommend me a good face mask for oily skin. I have used up my body shop tea tree mask and currently looking for a new replacement. I would appreciate any help and your experiences with different brands so I can decide which one to go for.

I am particularly interested in clay masks which will absorb excess oil from my face and tighten my large, open pores.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I know I am always going on and on about my favorite (cheap) clay masks. mario badescu. they have a great temporary lifting mask made with egg whites. LOVE IT. Also they have a mask for oily skin. I forget the name of it. Its pink.
 

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I stocked up on avon before they stopped selling there clay masks was cheep and cheerful! Is there really a difference between one clay mask and another anyway?
 

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A little tip with your clay masks - whichever one you use...follow up a couple of days later with an exfoliator. The reason is that the clay mask draws out the impurities, and the impurities will come out even over the next day or 2. Then the exfoliator will slough off, exfoliate away, the stuff that comes out of your pores. I remember learning about this in a school, so I tried it. I could feel and notice "little" things coming out of my pores even 24 - 48 hours later, so I exfoliated as they said, and no more "little" things.

Again, Neostrata has a "Deep Cleansing Mask" (I believe it recently changed the name of this mask but can't remember exactly). It is green, 10% glycolic, and you leave on your face 10 minutes or so. This puppy really works WELL!!! It deep cleans the pores, takes away dead and dry cells, leaves skin VERY soft and more glowy - like a baby's bottom. It is $23 here in canada. it also works well for those who have blemishes. a previous co -worker who had blemishes, swore by this product. I have it as well and use it lots.
 

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Thanks a lot everyone for all your helpful input. I will definitely do some search on these masks and let you know which one I am buying.
By the way, has anybody used body shop tea tree oil mask? What do you think of this producT? I am slightly urged to rebuy coz I really liked the smell!
 

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Mash 8 strawberries/half a papaya with 3 tablespoons of honey. Apply on the face, arms, neck and legs. After 15 minutes rinse with cold water for instant brightening and oil control
also You can apply tomato juice on your face it controls excess oil production.
 

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Mash 8 strawberries/half a papaya with 3 tablespoons of honey. Apply on the face, arms, neck and legs. After 15 minutes rinse with cold water for instant brightening and oil control
also You can apply tomato juice on your face it controls excess oil production.
These masks sound gr8, Princess. I am very interested into DIY skincare products myself. I will definitely try this and see how it goes.
Thanks a lot for your help again. Really appreciate!
 

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Thanks for the tip chipmunks never knew this im gonna use this when i next use my clay mask!

Also is it actually a good idea to use things with gylonic acid in them if you are using a vit c serum and either retin a or green cream like me? Can this not be too much for skin too handle?
 

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I really love Manuka Honey as a facial mask. It couldn't be simpler: apply a bit to your damp skin after cleansing and leave on for an hour or so. Rinse off lightly. If you leave a little on after rinsing, so much the better. It isn't sticky and will benefit your skin further. Leaves a nice glow.

You could mix with anything you like, but I use it straight from the jar. It is strongly antiseptic and has a long list of benefits, both external and internal. Widely used in New Zealand where it is harvested. It's a little spendy, but worth it.

This website proposes that it promotes the regrowth of tissue rich in collagen, and it's beneficial in wound healing and scar reduction, reportedly.

Benefit of Manuka Honey



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Fawnie can you find this in a health food store? Or do you order it online? I suppose I couldn't use this honey for peanut butter and honey sandwhiches? One of my many favs!!
 

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I really love Manuka Honey as a facial mask. It couldn't be simpler: apply a bit to your damp skin after cleansing and leave on for an hour or so. Rinse off lightly. If you leave a little on after rinsing, so much the better. It isn't sticky and will benefit your skin further. Leaves a nice glow.

You could mix with anything you like, but I use it straight from the jar. It is strongly antiseptic and has a long list of benefits, both external and internal. Widely used in New Zealand where it is harvested. It's a little spendy, but worth it.

This website proposes that it promotes the regrowth of tissue rich in collagen, and it's beneficial in wound healing and scar reduction, reportedly.

Benefit of Manuka Honey
Thanks Fawnie. Can Manuka honey mask be used on oily skins too?

Gymrat: Yes, you can buy manuka honey from health food stores
 

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Fawnie,

How many times a week do you think I should use the manuka honey as a face mask?
 

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I do agree with you about manuka however there is some contreversy in the UK about how good it is compared to other honeys here! However i cant afford it anymore anyhow i tend to use honey so quickly i cant afford it no more, even cutting down on the food bills now adays however the chocolate seems to get adding to the shopping bill every day!
 

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Gymrat: Yes, you can buy manuka honey from health food stores
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Thanks Pumi- I will look for it.
 

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I order mine from here:

Active Manuka Honey is used for Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Stomach Ulcers, now available in the USA

It is a bit spendy though. I am leery of buying it in a store unless it is certified that it is bottled in NZ and not mixed with other honey to dilute it. The UMF is important too I understand, as not all manuka honey is tested for this active factor. If it says "UMF" is has been tested. Apparently. I have to take it on faith, since it isn't something that can be seen. Another reputable brand I have heard about is Comvita.

You can use it on any type skin. The website I gave tells you the details about how often to use it. A slight burning sensation is the only side effect I know of.

As I said, the taste takes some getting used to as it has a slightly bitter undertaste. Not unpleasant, just something that a child might not like at first. Of course, babies are not to be fed honey!



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I like the taste of Manuka personally! especially on raison toast with butter of butter or eggy brioche bread with bit of sugar too Yum Yum
 

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I like the taste of Manuka personally! especially on raison toast with butter of butter or eggy brioche bread with bit of sugar too Yum Yum
Wow. Manuka honey does have some interesting uses!
 
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