Posted by Statia on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
In the never ending quest to get rid of my pregnancy blemishes, I’ve become a walking apothecary of natural remedies to keep the scary at bay. I’ve been using the Burts Bees Blemish stick, which works well for the most part, but there were some heavy duty pimples on my neck that seemed to be like kryptonite to the blemish stick. Exfoliation helps a little, but I don’t want to walk around in turtlenecks until May. While we were grocery shopping the other day, I was perusing the beauty section of Whole Foods and came across Desert Essence’s Facial Cleansing Pads with tea tree oil. Why I didn’t think of tea tree oil before, is beyond me, but I will milk my “pregnancy brain” for all it’s worth, thank you very much!
The one good thing about these is that they’re pretty inexpensive. Some of the skin care regimens can get really pricey, and not that I mind spending money on something that works, but with being in a recession, I’ll gladly take something effective and cheap. There are no chemical ingredients or preservatives in these pads, which I love. I exfoliated first and swabbed my face with a pad and then had to scrape myself off the ceiling, because they burned (organic grain alcohol). They also smell HORRIBLE. Like a cross between alcohol and motor oil, but because I woke up with clear skin the next morning, I’m willing to overlook that minor fact. They got dirt off that even a conventional acne pad never seemed to remove. Overall, I really like the way they work. Not perfect, but I don’t have to hide my face and neck anymore.
Get it: You can order Desert Essence Cleansing Pads directly from Amazon or find them in most Whole Foods stores.