Just to follow up on my post from yesterday, my terrible seb derm acne breakout is starting to clear up. It was looking really bad yesterday. I don't think I've ever had an acne breakout quite like that before. I was getting so desperate for a remedy that I considered buying a traditional acne product from the store, which would have been the first time I had done that in years. I ended up deciding to hold off on the acne creams and give my current arsenal of products one more shot. This was a difficult decision since I had just spent the whole day out with people trying to hide my face in embarrassment.
All I have to say is thank god for bentonite clay. As soon as I got home last night, I made a mixture of apple cider vinegar and Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and slathered it on my acne-ridden jawline. As the clay hardened up and gripped onto my face, I hoped that the pustules on my face were being slowly suffocated to death once and for all. I just wanted to be done with this breakout.
After 30 minutes I washed the mask off in the shower and used my zinc pyrithione bar soap. When I finished my shower and looked in the mirror, I was pleasantly surprised to see that a lot of the pustules had dried right up and were starting to fall off. When I woke up this morning, roughly 80% of the acne from the day before was gone. There is still some left, and a couple new spots popped up, but overall it's a huge improvement over yesterday and I think this breakout is seeing its last days.
I used the bentonite clay for my last breakout as well and noticed good results, but I wasn't sure if the results were due to the clay since I was using several products at once. Now I'm almost positive it's the clay that's making the most difference. I'm so impressed with this stuff that I may start doing regular clay masks every few days just for general skin maintenance.