Last month I finally got the chance to visit my family in tropical Sri Lanka. With travel plans for only two weeks, I didn’t want to lug my entire skincare collection so I packed only the bare essentials.
Taking only a face wash and moisturizer turned out to be a mistake. After wearing makeup and sunscreen almost everyday, I started to notice tiny skin coloured bumps under my eyes and around my mouth. Unlike white heads, these bumps were skin colour and tiny in size. I’m talking about 20 tiny bumps under each eye and around my mouth. It almost resembled a rash but I couldn’t figure out what to do with only two skincare products.
So I ignored it until I came back to Melbourne.
With the humid weather that plumped my skin gone, Melbourne’s dry heat intensified my irritated skin. The only bacterial killing product I had was Thursday Plantations Tea Tree face cream.
After cleansing my face, I applied a thin layer of cream under my eyes and around my mouth. By the next morning my bumps were almost gone! I couldn’t believe such a drastic change occurred in less than 9 hours. By the third night, my bumps were gone.
Makeup and sunscreen had caused a condition called Milia. Milia are hard skin colored bumps that occur from an excess build up of dead skin cells (aka keratin). Basically by being a lazy ass and not removing my makeup and sunscreen properly had cause my skin to react.
Tea tree oils antibacterial and fungal killing properties is ace for cleaning out congested skin. In my case the cream helped to soothe and clean the rash like reaction. Tea tree oil alone can be drying and very strong. ALWAYS mix a little with another cream/oil to avoid burning your skin.
Thursday Plantations Tea Tree cream is the perfect combination of moisturizing and healing. It’s thick texture is very moisturizing as the added vitamin E and rosehip hydrates dry skin. I personally love the smell of tea tree or anything antibacterial for that matter, but it could be too strong for sensitive noses.
For clearing up my tiny bumps this cream was a life saver. I cannot stress however, the importance of proper makeup removal! Thoroughly exfoliating with a gentle scrub or brush once or twice a week brightens and softens the skin. If you’ve skipped on this and need a quick fix for stubborn bumps, then definitely give Tea Tree face cream a go.