MY routine is as follows:
Step 1 prewash: I wash my face with only water for about 15-20 seconds.
Step 2 exfoliation/mask: I make my own exfoliation using activated charcoal tablets and aloe vera gel. about 3 pills/ tablets depending what size you bought, make a guess on how much will cover your face. I exfoliate for about 2-3 minutes and leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse off.
step 3: wash my face with a soap. you can use whatever you like, I personally use Asepxia neutral soap.
step 4: use the Aztec healing clay mask for an hour. mix with equal pat of the mask lemon juice and apple cider vinegar
step 5: after the mask is washed off. I moisturize and go to bed. I use an aloe vera gel based moisturizer
Why do I use these?
Activated Charcoal: I use this to get the impurities out. Activated charcoal has a negative charge and the toxins and poisons in our bodies have a positive charge. when these to join together a magnetic reaction so to speak bonds. thus when you was off the activated charcoal you take out the impurities along with it. and since I use it as an exfoliation first im opening my pores, and when I leave it as a mask the impurities are easier to remove. This is NOT the same as charcoal you would use for a cook out. You can find this in you local pharmacies or a vitamin store in your area. This would most likely be under the digestion section as this is usually used for treating food poisoning.
Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera is natural skin care product as it comes from a plant. some of the vitamins found in aloe vera are vitamins
A, C, and E along with different types of vitamin B. Aloe vera also has numerous minerals, one of them being zinc, which have been shown in studies to help with acne. It is said to heal wounds, reduces inflammation, reduces redness, and is an antibiotic. I use Lily of the dessert Aloe Vera Gelly. They have aloe vera juice and gel but their website says that normally those are used internally. The Gelly says its 99% aloe vera. I was looking for 100% but that one percent wont do damage. I found this at my local vitamin shoppe.
Asepxia: Asepxia is a skin care brand from Mexico. They have a lot of soaps, acne treatments and skin care products. They also have a website that lists all their products but you cant buy from them online. You can find them in Walmart and walgreens and you can also try amazon. This soap in particular have both glycolic and salicylic acid, which are two ingredients used for treating acne.
Aztec Healing Clay: I use this to take out the impurities aswell. Aztec healing clay is calcium bentonite. this also has a negative charge that pulls out the toxin and impurities when used as a mask with a magnetic bond. Calcium bentonite is formed when volcanic ash is weathered and aged. when you buy this in the store it is essentially dirt. It has to be "activated" with a liquid. You can use this with water, but there are other things you can use such as lemon juice, apple cider vinager, green tea, aloe vera gel/juice to name a few. I also found this at a vitamin shoppe near my house.
Lemon juice: lemon juice is one of those natural home remedies some people use for acne. it is rich in alpha hydroxyl which helps exfoliate the skin allowing dead skin to be removed and new skin cells to regenerate. it helps lighten your facial discolorations allowing your acne marks to be lightened. it also is used to heal the acne itself.
Apple Cider Vinegar: which is not the same as regular vinegar, is used to help unclog pores and help acne breathe. it also restores our faces ph balance.
I am by no means a doctor or medical professional. ive just done my research for a while and am trying to see what works with me and sharing it. I did this pretty fast since I had class so by all means do your research aswell if you plan to use any or all of these products. My next post which I will try to put later tonight is my first experience with this yesterday.