Pimples are probably one of the most common problems that teenagers are facing nowadays. It may sound superficial, but these unpleasant skin ailments go beyond the physical. These visible spots and blemishes on the face can actually cause a detrimental effect to the sufferer.
Without acne free skin, people usually get self-conscious and become insecure about their self-appearance. More often than not, this usually leads to poor self-esteem.
This allows many manufacturers that to come out various skin care products to cater to the demand for an acne free skin, but how well do these formulas actually work in treating unsightly lesions on the skin?
Most products come supported by grand promises of swift and complete elimination of acne lesions, with every company claiming superiority over the others. What is the real truth about these treatments?
Well, most of the topical acne free skin care formulas revolve around the use of benzoyl peroxide as a primary ingredient. This compound can be very effective in the elimination of the propionibacterium acnes, but it can be incredibly harsh.
Most users of benzoyl peroxide formulas will experience irritation, reddening of the skin, dry patches, itching, and sometimes flaking of the skin.
The fact is an effective acne free skin care formula does not have to be harsh or even harmful in order to rid the skin of acne related lesions. For example, what set off the chain of events that eventually leads to acne development is hormonal imbalances which lead to excessive oil bonding with dead skin cells to plug the follicles in your skin. Most acne formula use alcohols as a method of stripping the skin of excess oils.
Unfortunately, there is no one definite solution to removing pimples and getting acne free skin. Your skin may not yet be crystal-clear, but there are ways on how you can eliminate pimples and prevent more nasty breakouts from happening in the future.
Today, I am going to share with you about how you can have an acne free skin without using any harsh chemicals but only natural ingredients which are also cost-effective.
The reason that I choose natural ingredients over those formulas the big companies push is because they are extremely gentle and won’t irritate your skin. Eventually, all those commercial formulas will only lead to future breakouts because all acne sufferers have sensitive skin.
Things to do in the morning for acne free skin
One of the natural ingredients that you should be using is Manuka honey, which is by far the most powerful antibacterial compound you are ever going to find in an acne free skin care formula.
You can wash your face with Manuka honey on every morning by applying it on your face and massaging in a circular motion for about a minute before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
You then combine Manuka honey with apple cider vinegar to create a potent anti-acne formula that causes no negative side effects. Here is what you need to do. You mix one part apple cider vinegar with half teaspoon of Manuka honey into 8 parts of water and shake well.
You apply this mixture on your face with a cotton ball and just let it dry by itself. But, if you need to go out, you can rinse it off after 20 minutes. Before you step out of the house, you can either apply moisturizer or sunscreen lotion.
Things to do in the evening for acne free skin
After you finish your dinner, you can do oil cleansing to enhance the effectiveness of your morning routine. Oil cleansing is one of the best ways a person can get rid of acne. This is because of 3 simple things: it’s cheap, it’s natural, and it works!
All you need to do is to take some oil (according to your skin type) on your palm, rub it till it gets warm, apply it to your face and massage for 5 minutes.
There are two main ingredients for oil cleansing. If you have normal skin, you can mix extra virgin olive oil with an equal amount of jojoba oil. For dry skin, your mixture should be 70% extra virgin olive oil and 30% castor oil. For either oily or sensitive skin, you can combine jojoba oil with an equal amount of castor oil.
After you gently spread the oil all over your face you can
A.) Soak a small washcloth in hot water, put it on your face, and leave it there for 5 minutes or you can
B.) Hop in the shower and steam your face in there. Either way works perfectly well, I’ve done both. Then, just wipe off your face and splash it with cold water, you’re done!
You do your oil cleansing on the 1st and 7th day of the week.
From the 2nd to 6th day, you just wash your face with Manuka honey. If you have make-up, you remove the make-up with jojoba oil before washing your face with Manuka honey.
You can make your own even serum (which will be used from the 2nd to 6th day) by mixing 15 ml of primrose oil with 5 to 6 drops of tea tree oil.
By following the above routine consistently, you will be able to have acne free skin in less than 2 weeks. If you have acne scars, this may take a little bit longer to fade, but you should stick to the cleansing ritual so that you can ultimately achieve an acne free skin.
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