Everyone gets some spots every once in a while. We all know they’re a major pain in the ass that have a right knack of appearing at the exact moment you could really do without them to be honest. Like when you’ve got a date, or that super important event where everyone’s going to be taking photos, and you can just feel Mount Everest practically pulsating on your face. And then there’s the poor unfortunate sods, like me, that get those monstrosities on their body. In fact, I think my “bacne” (back acne) is worse than my face is. Gross, I know, and I’m sorry, but if you’re like me then you’ll be glad to hear that I’ve found a saviour in The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Body Wash.
I think everyone and their dog has tried something from The Body Shop’s tea tree range by now. As far as skin care goes it’s pretty iconic, but they’ve added a fair few new products along the way including this “skin clearing” body wash. Think their face wash but a bit stronger, basically, and you’ve got a pretty accurate vision of this product. The Body Shop’s tea tree body wash comes out exactly like that – a body wash. It’s nothing spectacular, but it does have a strong tea tree scent (no shit, Chantel) that I think smells divine. You don’t need much of this to get a full body lather; I usually use a wee blob about the size of a 10p coin to get the job done, focusing on my upper back and arms for the most part.
I’ve been using this everyday for about three weeks now and I’ve noticed a major difference already. It’s actually pretty amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I still get the odd spot now and again but they’re honestly so small you don’t feel them and after a few days they disappear again. And those super gross ones with the white heads? Banished. The Body Shop tea tree body wash does make your skin a heckie lot drier but I’ve been counteracting that by using my Highland Soap Co. wild nettle and heather body cream more often which is probably better for it anyway, really, and I’d rather have dry skin than spotty skin so I’m not all that bothered by it in all honesty.
Basically, I bloody love The Body Shop’s tea tree body wash and I can’t recommend it enough to anyone who suffers with bacne like me. I can actually wear strappy tops without feeling self-conscious now. Incredible.
You can by The Body Shop’s tea tree body wash from The Body Shop here for £6.50.