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  • Leslie Lynn Nifoussi

Get this skincare lifesaver (and keep it with you at all times)

You feel it. It's just like the first snow of the season, you can’t see if yet, but you know it’s coming, your bones are telling you so.

I’m talking about that tingling sensation you feel on your skin right before an impending breakout.

A few hours later, the red, pulsating mound of irritated flesh appears on your...nose, chin, right-smack-dab in the middle of your forehead. Wherever it ends up, can it be in a worse spot?

And then, boom! Inevitably, the whitehead is staring at you in the mirror. Taunting you. Looking so pickable. So squeezable. But you must resist. Resist that urge to pick and squeeze, as gratifying as it may seem. You’ll scar, they say. You’ll ooze, they say. You’ll bleed , they say. And they are right.

What do you do?

You chill. You chill back. You chillax. You’re cool. You got this. Whip out your Burt’s Bees Herbal Complextion Stick (that you've already purchased as a result of this post), roll it on and roll on with your day.

How does it work?

The combination of Tea Tree Oil and Willowbark Extract are conveniently distributed all over your skin via a travel-sized container with a roll-on top. Just like your roll-on deodorant. You do not have to touch your face to apply the ointment. Just roll it on after cleaning your skin.

Why does it work?

Tea Tree Oil has loads of skincare benefits, one of them being acne relief due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes the affected area and I've found that it takes down the redness and reduces the sensitivity of the break out area.

The Willowbark Extract contains salicylic acid, which is a natural exfoliant and helps skin shed dead cells while also clearing pores.

My personal experience?

I have used the Burt's Bees Herbal Complexion stick to clear up several break outs in a flash. My skin takes such a beating with all of the make up that I have to wear on a daily basis, so breakouts are common, especially during my more hormonal times of the month (if you catch my drift). What I love about it is that you can feel it working. You can feel it helping. And that feeling actually stops me from picking at my breakouts which leads to faster healing, less chance of spending the breakout bacteria and less scarring.

Interested? Check out a full ingredient list here, pick one up, keep it with you and then got this!

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