Product Review: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask

Freemans Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask Review

 

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Since I have been so impressed with the Freeman’s Feeling Beautiful collection, I bought a bottle of the Avocado and Oatmeal clay mask. I have used it twice so far, but I loved it right away. This mask spreads on your skin like butter!

 

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The summer is creeping upon us and my skin is feeling it. I have been running outside in the heat and tanning already this year. I started having incredibly clogged pores and breakouts until I had enough a few weeks ago. Acne breakouts aren’t normally an issue for me, but the weather change messed with my skin.

 

 

While I searched high and low on the beauty shelves for an answer, I found a $3 tube of Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask. It’s not the best smelling and it does contain artificial dye. But despite these 2 cons, I still give this mask a 4/5 stars,

After rinsing it off, I noticed my skin was brighter and softer. And it reduced the redness in my cheeks as well as the oily spots on my t zone. It was even more gentle than the other Freeman’s facial masks I bought.

 

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You really do get so much product for your buck. This mask has already made a permanent spot in my cabinet. I’m looking forward to trying more masks!

 

Which masks are you in love with? Share your thoughts below! 

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Product Review: Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask

Detoxifying Charcoal & Black Sugar Mud Mask Review

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I must say that I liked this one better than the Freemans dead sea mask. You can visibly see the dirt and oil rise to the top of the facial mask as it dries. I wouldn’t recommend this to people with overly sensitive skin only because it instantly feels warm when you apply it. Also, don’t leave it on for more than 10 minutes. I think I left it on for an extra 2 minutes and my skin started to itch.

Reading other reviews on this mask, I expected to see tiny granules of sugar in the mask, but the texture was thin and almost runny. It could be because I bought the sample size instead of the bottle.

 

Although the package says it’s for normal to combination skin types, I feel like this mask would be great for people who suffer from acne breakouts or tend to get oily. I also used a little product as a lip scrub by scrubbing it around the dead skin like you would a normal exfoliant. My skin was definitely brighter and smoother after the first application. I actually used a blemish extractor before I decided to put on my mask, and I even noticed all the redness on my face from the extractor tool was reduced.

 

 

What’s your favorite facial mask?

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My Winter Skincare Routine

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My Winter Skincare Routine Step By Step

Turning 24 earlier this month has opened my eyes when it comes to skin care. It seems like I’m noticing more wrinkles and creases than I did last year. I’m also in an awkward between stage because I also still get acne. My skincare routine is pretty simple, although I wanted to share with you how I take care of my skin. I also understand how unhappy it is to be uncomfortable in your skin. Hopefully, this post will help someone out there!

About My Skin

I have combination skin, but generally, it is more on the dry side. I have very fair skin, so I tend to get redness around my cheeks. My acne scars and scarring on my forehead are super noticeable. My skin can also be sensitive.So, you know I have a great time in the winter. *rolls eyes*

 

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Step 1: Makeup Remover

For me, something feels wrong about putting a cleanser to a full face of makeup. I like to use makeup wipes or even coconut oil to remove the paint first. I highly recommend coconut oil because most wipes and other removers dry out the skin as they contain high amounts of alcohol.

 

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Step 2: Cleanser

I remember using this cream cleanser by Clean & Clear back in high school and loved it. Since Winter has started, running in the cold has taken a toll on my skin. I switch my facial wash up and use a more gentle formula in the morning. The Aveeno ultra-calming cleanser is awesome for sensitive skin. I use the Clean & Clear at night, especially if I have makeup on. This cleanser goes on creamy and oily but doesn’t wash off greasy. Even if I notice a pimple or two, a few washes with this cleanser and they are gone.

 

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Step 2: Exfoliant

No matter what skin type you have, you should be exfoliating at least once a week. This helps prevent breakouts by getting rid of dead skin cells, dirt and oil. I am using an apricot scrub by St. Ives. You can also use something as simple as sugar to scrub your face with a few times week.

 

Step 4: Toner

I used to be incredibly confused about toners. But they are actually pretty simple and give your skin lots of benefits. I use an astringent after I cleanse and exfoliate to remove any excess residue the products leave behind. Toners also stimulate blood circulation and balance pH levels of the skin.

 

Step 5: Moisturizer

My favorite moisturizer is the Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming. It’s lightweight enough for day and night time use. It spreads on my face smooth and hydrates any dry areas.

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Product Review: Freeman’s Anti-Stress Dead Sea Mask

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Product Review: Freeman’s Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask

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I busted open my new face mask packet by Freeman after an 8-mile hike the day before. Being in the cold windy mountains made my skin dry and irritated. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to test if it out. I can tell you that I noticed a huge difference in my skin. My face was angry at me and red from being in the sun for hours. 

The first thing I noticed when I squeezed the blue goop into my hands was the consistency. It’s very thick and creamy, which I love because it’s much harder to make a mess. The mask spread easily on my face like butter! I could feel the mask tighten and tingle around my skin once it started to harden.

I’m not sure if it’s because I have sensitive skin, but I did notice itchiness underneath the face mask for the last 2 minutes. But once I rinsed it off, my skin was calm and refreshed. The only major con I found is that it does contain fragrance and blue dye. If you are going green, this product probably isn’t for you. Despite this little fact, I really enjoyed this face mask and highly recommend to all skin types!

 

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How To Remove Blackheads With A Blemish Extractor

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How To Remove Blackheads With A Blemish Extractor

If you are anything like me, then you can’t let a pimple or blackhead live out its days on your face. It’s so tempting to squeeze the shit out of them with your fingers. But that is a no no. I did this all throughout my high school career, until one day I discovered the comedo extractor.

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A comedo extractor or blemish extractor is a thin metal tool used by professionals to remove blackheads. And all blackheads are dirt, oil and debris trapped inside the pores.

 

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I only use this tool about once or twice a week before I go to sleep. The tool will leave you with red pressure marks on your face. So, plan for a night of skin recovery. You should be very careful and make sure you are using your blemish extractor correctly. I wanted to share with you a step by step guide to remove those pesky blackheads! I also have to admit there is something so satisfying about watching the gunk come out of my skin.

 

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Step 1: Cleanse and steam your face or place a warm wet towel on the area you are extracting. The heat and moisture will help loosen up the bacteria.

Step 2: Wash your extractor tool before and after every use. I also like to rub alcohol on the tool as well as my skin before I start.

Step 3: Press down gently on your skin with the tool. Be careful not to press too hard, and wiggle from side to side until the debris comes out.

Step 4: After you are finished extracting the heck out of your face, apply a natural essential oil or toner to the area. Toners and astringents will help cleanse off extra residue and restore your skin’s ph balance.

 

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