It’s really easy to forget about the skin that’s left behind after a bad breakout, there are endless options to treat fresh acne and spots but other than oil free moisturisers and oils – there aren’t very many post acne lotions.
If you are constantly suffering with blemishes, as in you are suffering with spots more so than not; then I would 100% recommend The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion. Rather than just tackling pigmentation and dryness that can occur after a breakout, I find this lotion not only helps treat fresh blemishes but also works on the overall tone and texture of my blemished skin.
If you can identify the cause(s) of your blemishes, then well done you – I am constantly in this cycle of ‘Yes, I know the cause’ then throwing that theory away and finding another reason. Either way, tea tree oil is a great natural alternative for getting rid of blemishes. It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties and, unlike other acne treatments, tea tree oil will not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause further damage. It’s antibacterial qualities mean that however your blemishes have come about, it will decrease the likelihood of it spreading.
This lotion is a lightweight soothing cream that claims to replenish moisture overnight, and leave the skin looking matte; whilst you probably aren’t concerned with having a matte finish when you’re sleeping, with just one pump this lotion definitely calms redness and my skin is noticeably clearer in the morning. It also doesn’t contain Salicylic Acid or Benzol Peroxide so it won’t interfere with other acne treatments but still gives that (good) tightening feeling – goodbye large pores. The smell is not exactly pleasant but one that I would associate with a natural acne treatment.
This is the last step in my night-time skincare routine and by far my favourite; the whole tea tree range is really affordable and you can find it here….now its time to try more.
Have you used any of the Tea Tree range from the Body Shop?