Miracle cure! My acne care routine :)
This is the only thing that gave me relief from very bad hormonal acne. I’m 42...43 in a couple weeks and ever since last summer I have been struggling with horrible breakouts the week before my period and the acne would linger for weeks. I’m a horrible picker and that gave me some pretty bad scarring to deal with as well. My face is very sensitive and anything prescription related would make my skin worse. Here’s my routine that I started last week and I have seen a significant change! Anyone with questions feel free to ask. Here’s how I’m doing it. First off WASH YOUR HANDS! Never touch your face without washing your hands good first! I learned this the hard way! Then, I wash my face with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of baking soda into 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Spread the mixture lightly onto your face in small circles focusing on your bad areas. Leave mixture for 10-15 minutes. Let the baking soda and coconut oil donuts magic. Rinse well with cool water and wipe with a CLEAN washcloth. Pat dry or air dry. Now WAIT 5 minutes and let your face fully dry it may seem dry but it’s not yet. While you are waiting drop an aspirin into a small bowl and add a couple drops of water to dissolve. After the 5 mins are up get a q-tip and start placing the dissolved aspirin all over your face focusing on your acne. I put it all over my face and under my chin and jawline. Let this sit on your face like a mask for 20 minutes. (Or longer, first few times I let it sit for a half hour or longer) Rinse again with cool water and a clean washcloth and pat dry. After the FIRST application I saw a dramatic improvement in redness and inflammation! Not to mention it REALLY tones your skin and helps to clear up your scars by reducing pore size and exfoliating dry skin cells. After letting your skin dry for another five mins or longer it’s time to moisturize with a GOOD moisturizer. I use Hyaluronic acid lotion. This helps restore collagen production and restores volume to dry and wrinkly skin caused by acne, aging and drying caused by other acne products. (Especially useful for those of us who are aging). Repeat this morning and night (with a face wash with ONLY coconut oil around midday if you can). I followed this routine religiously for a few weeks and my skin hasn’t been this healthy in a LONG time, if ever. Also, stay away from sugary processed foods and dairy, especially during a bad breakout. Our diets play a HUGE roll in skin health. Good luck!