Why Didn't I Think Of This Before? My Acne Is Finally Under Control!
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:07 PM
I've only been using this regimen a few days and I already see a HUGE difference in my skin. My skin was all over the place with white heads and cysts that were deep under the skin and were inflamed and red and hurt along with my hyperpigmentation from previous acne. My face wasn't terrible but I had enough problem areas to make me feel insecure.
Here is what I found:
Epsom salt!! It works miracles! I've never read a bad thing about it and it works for everything else so why not acne? I sometimes use it as a mask combinding two parts epsom salt to one part water to make a paste. It's pretty messy but it works. I'll pat it all over my face and let it dry which only takes a few minutes then I use warm water to wash it off and while I'm washing it off I lightly rub in circular motions to exfoliate the skin. It leaves my skin softer and brighter than ANY face wash I've ever used before.
After I've dried my face I wait about 10 minutes to make sure it's completely dry and then I apply a mixture I made of water and a few drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton ball and dab that all over my face until its dried. I've found that tea tree oil at full strength is too strong for my skin. So this is my toner.
After that's dried I apply a thin layer of moisturizer that contains SPF.
I use this regimen twice a day (morning and night). I swear by this. It's the ONLY thing that has worked for me. After a couple of days my cysts are shrinking in size and I've developed no new acne and my red hyperpigmentation marks are fading. The tea tree oil has a strong scent and its not very flattering but I'll take having an odd smelling face over having acne any day!
Try using the epsom salt on your face and you'll see what I'm talking about! A 6 pound bag is $5! You can also use a hand full of this in the shower and use it as a body scrub too. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
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