EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Monday, August 4, 2014

Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

I've been on the hunt for a new face mask and picked up the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque at Walgreens. I've been looking for something to help with breakouts and this masque was developed by a dermatologist, so I figured I'd give it a go. The description says that it is "the original natural home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores." It's a green clay mask that has a peppermint smell to it that I actually really liked. It does make your skin tingle/burn a little, so I usually wait about ten minutes after I've washed my face before putting it on to reduce the tingling. You are supposed to leave it on for about 15 minutes, but I often leave it on a little longer if I'm busy doing other things. It rinses off really easily with warm water and has a refreshing feel afterwards.

According to a green-living expert, you should use a clay mask to remove toxins from your skin. Clay pulls out impurities and makes your skin look fresher, younger, and more vibrant. Apparently, masks made with moisturizing white clay are great for dry skin and green and red clays are great for oily complexions. This particular clay masque is green and works well on my combination skin.

For such an inexpensive masque, I was surprised to find that it's one of my favorites to help clear up my breakouts! It dries out any blemishes and leaves the rest of my skin feeling really smooth. I haven't see as much of a difference in rinsing away blackheads, but my pores definitely look smaller and my breakouts have gone away in as fast as two days later. For the price and the results, it's worth giving it a try!

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