I want to AVOID all kinds of non-natural things and chemicals like BP and any non-organic cleansers because while I still have this clogged pore issue my skin is under control otherwise and that stuff is just not great for your skin in the long run. Here's my regimen:
Morning: Wash with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
Spritz on home made toner of green tea, aloe vera and a bit of lemon juice (my thought process behind this is that the aloe vera moisturizes, the green tea has a gazillion benefits for the skin while also diluting the aloe somewhat because I find that the aloe can make my skin greasy on its own, and the lemon juice for fading red marks and light exfoliation throughout the day)
Night: Wash face with Manuka Honey (first I rinse with water and then, after drying, rub a bit of manuka honey all around my face, which provides a nice gentle and calming cleanse)
Spritz on apple cider vinegar + green tea toner to use as a sort of "acne treatment" overnight (the ACV really does work on blemishes and things that have come to a head)
My skin is combo skin that will get rather dry if i wash my face and then use nothing on it after, but gets a bit greasy about 5-8 hours after washing my face.
Right now I'm going for the less is more approach, and everything seems to be working fine (skin tone and texture...my skin is so smooth!, not very many big blemishes or pimples, etc.) except my pores are incessantly clogged. Is something I'm doing causing this, or is it something I'm missing? I also drink a ton of water and tea throughout the day as well as try to eat as healthy as I can.
Edited by bxdude0102, 21 March 2012 - 02:32 AM.