Day 7 Update
Everything seems to be looking awesome! I noticed something since I stopped using BP. My skin is healing so much faster. I don't know if it was the oxidation effects of BP or maybe something else that caused by skin to slow healing, but one week off, I notice my acne spots had faded like they previously would have in a month with BP. I am going to do some research to find some truth to this
I am going to go to walmart soon to purchase more witch hazel so that I can make more thyme tincture. This stuff works awesome when it has the time to sit and increase its strength! But that doesn't mean it is rough on the skin at all. I think the only down side to this regimen is you smell like pasta (because thyme smells similar to oregano lol). I may add some essential oil to my mixture to make it smell better haha.
Anyway to another day of clear skin! I hope everyones regimen is working well!
Me again haha
Just wondering does it have a smell at all that other people might notice during the day? And do you just use a 'plain' cleanser and moisturiser (no active ingredients)? Sorry if you've already mentioned this and I've just missed it..
Edit - also would fresh thyme work?
The thyme smells like oregano lol, but the smells goes away after like 30 minutes of drying, so I don't think you should worry too much about that. As for my cleanser I use St. Ives cleanser. I like exfoliating everyday haha. And for a moisturizer i use pure 100% sweet almond oil. Just a couple drop makes my skin supple.
I do not know if fresh thyme will work. I mean it may. I have read about people making other tinctures with fresh herbs, but I believe most companies and experienced producers make their tincture use the dry herbs. I try and buy organic thyme at health food stores so that I am not using the stuff with pesticides on my skin. You can always experience with fresh thyme if you'd like, but I would probably stick with the herb since its shelf life is very long and many people prefer it to fresh.
I hope I answered your question.
Would you consider using thyme tincture on your skin along with BP?
Edited by thereisalwayshope, 14 September 2013 - 08:15 AM.