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In Topic: (Pics) Can Anyone Help?

11 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

That should mean that the pimples' process is being excellerated. The tea tree will shorten the time of a pimple but some pimples will have to come to more of a head before they heal. All the junk inside the pimple has to come out so it sounds like the tea tree is doing its job. You just got to see the pimple at its worst sooner than you would have otherwise.

There looks to be less redness and those active clusters on your cheeks are a lot less. Those pics show improvement from previous ones. I was impressed when I looked at all the pics and afterwards I read what you wrote. You are the only one who can see all the details we can't.

Does your skin feel healthy/normal?

If you are using un-diluted tea tree on spots with a Q tip that should be fine. But if you are putting it  un-diluted all over your face, don't! There is a such thing as too much of a good thing. Even if you wet a cotton ball and use just a drop of the tea tree it will be effective.

If you haven't been using it all over and just on spots, do not expect overall facial improvement. You have to use it all over in order for it to really make a difference in your complexion.

My mom has been making my toner ad using tea tree oil since the beginning of July. She does not have any acne or problems breaking out at all but is concerned in keeping her skin healthy and young looking for as long as possible. Her skin has improved sooo much. She loves it. It is so soft and smooth and less red/even toned. I'm embarrassed to say my 50 year old mom has prettier skin than I do! So even without battling imperfections, I have seen this stuff do great things when used in moderation all over :)

In Topic: My Battle Of Acne To Redness (Picture Story)

06 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

Thanks Crossfit. Apple Cider Vinegar acts as a toner to readjust pH of skin. If you are looking for reviews about it, check out makeupalley.com. You have to dilute it properly. I would not use anything like baking soda. The things I have said I use in this post is what has helped me the most. Keep a gentle skin routine and it will take time but your skin will recover.

Look on Esty for natural products. Google the shop Batty's Bath and she has a Patchouli moisturizer that apparently is a cure all, very beneficial product for many people. I have not tried it yet bc I have too much of my current moisturizer left.

Another thing that helps is exfoliating with natural honey and cinnamon. I think exfoliating it good to do at least a couple times a week. Sugar and cinnamon are good natural ingredients in a homemade scrub because they naturally break down and won't tear your skin like those synthetic beads in commercial scrubs.

In Topic: (Pics) Can Anyone Help?

02 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

It was about 7 applications, or about 4 days, when I woke up one morning and realized my skin was 100 times smoother than it had been. I also found that any pimples that popped up came and went in about 1 or 2 days. I've had a couple that have been more stubborn though.

In Topic: (Pics) Can Anyone Help?

02 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

Good! Hopefully good things will come!

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31 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

My two cents would be to continue your gentle skin routine that keeps your skin calm, healthy, and feeling healthy. I stumbled across an Esty member who over the years has developed products for sensitive and problematic skin. The shop at etsy.com is called Batty's Bath. You can order samples of most of her stuff. Even her makeup is well formulated for irritated, red, or broken out skin. I would check out her Patchouli Facial moisturizer first. That is what got her shop a lot of attention and a lot of people say it saved their skin when other products failed.

I have no experience with antibiotics but hopefully someone else can chime in on that.