This is another good mask for oily skin: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This works properly in controlling extra oil on your face. Besides, it gives you refreshing mint scent when you are smearing the mask on. After reading many good raves on this classic masque, I decided to buy one for myself.
Queen Helene seems like a good brand in US. It claims to contain vegetarian ingredients only, no parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Lanolin or petrolatum.
This is an original natural home treatment which is developed by a dermatologist that will actually dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and even help shrink enlarged pores.
Purified Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Chromium Oxide Greens, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben
It comes in big fat tube. The masque’s texture is thick, green, and looks as clay mud type mask. It is easy to spread and leaves cool feeling. Besides, the fresh mint smelling is really awake. As other clay mud facial mask, I apply it to my face, leave for 15 minutes to dry and then rinsed away the residue with warm water. The paste tightens up my face as it dries. It smells like toothpaste and feels cool.
Ensure to properly cleanse the face before put the masque on so that it can work properly to pull out the embedded impurities, not the grime layer on your skin.
I love to use it. It does a good job for making my skin feels smooth, clean, comfortable, and my complexion looks clearer. I did experience redness once. I bet it was caused by my too diligent usage. At the first days, I used it almost everyday. Now I adjust my routine to fewer days per week and everything goes better. I find my face goes a bit dryer than it used to. Be sure to apply moisturizer afterwards.
In case of heavy acne, I tried to apply the masque on the bumps and leave it over night. I heard that it works to some girls, but in my case, I find nothing. The acne doesn’t turn smaller or anything else.
I often wonder whether I should tone my face before applying the masque or not. I used to apply toner at my last step of cleansing regime to ensure that I have cleansed the residue thoroughly. Thus I think that toning before applying masque can be skipped. What do you think about it?