I have terrible acne and greasy skin. I usually use organic methods but please note that its good to involve a sulfate free cleanser in it as well. For an exfoliator, I wet my face with warm water, then I take a slice of lemon and dip it in sugar. I rub it all over my face till its covered and then I use my hands to gently scrub the sugar around my face. Rinse with warm water and clean off dissolved sugar with a cleanser. I only use this every other day, due to my skin type. If you have dry skin I suggest only doing this once or twice a week. Now, twice a week, I like to take a mixture of lemon juice (natural) and raw honey and dab it onto my face after washing it. Let it sit for about five minute, then rinse with warm water. Be sure to use a good moisturizer after these techniques and be warned that lemon tends to lighten your skin over time.
Use Pond's Cold Cream original unscented formula. Most people think the more they clean, the better their face will look. NOT TRUE! The key is to keep natural oils in your skin, clean out the pores, not irritate the pores, and never give the skin a reason to generate oils to push to the surface. If you keep good oil on your skin (PONDS) you just put it on, and wipe it off - NOT WASH. Good oils kept, no irritation, not a moment of dryness to generate oil. I'm 41 and have had about 15 pimples in my life.
My 2 girls always had sensitive skin then my first grandaughter became a teenager and had bad cystic acne.Everything was tried but even a dermatologist did not get rid of it. Then we found out they had skin allergies. I do not know the specific ingredient that is in all soaps but once they all began using organic soap with no chemical additives their skin cleared up and my grandaughters acne went away. All people with acne should be careful with what they use on their skin.
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Eat a can of cooked carrots every day. The skin needs Vitamin A which is in highest concentration in carrots and sweet potatoes. And the softer cooked form let you absorb more of the vitamin A. I have to take a nutritional supplement - a capsule of loose granular Dry A twice a week 10,000 I.U. This is the only form that I absorb. The stuff in a multi vitamin and the oil form of Vitamin A like in Cod Liver Oil just never worked as well for me. Also the herb-thyme is good when cooked with chicken and fish and this spice increases the blood circulation to the skin. Get the powdered form of this popular herb. It's in McCormick's Poultry Seasoning for a couple dollars. I have had years of experience with acne. These organic things really work!
Make a honey mask. We ought to thank the bees for the sweet elixir they’ve given us that not only adds flavor to our favorite foods, but also works wonders on reducing acne. Honey is a natural antibiotic, and its sticky consistency works to pull up dirt and grime. Mix two tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and apply it over your face. Allow it to set for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.
My teenage daughter has had great success with Young Living's Lavender essential oil. Just a drop or less each application, and diluted with coconut oil if it starts to dry her out too much (essential oils are dry, not fatty oils.)
cut a potato in half and rub it on your skin, or if you want a real acne product then go to lush thay have really good organic face products that work for any kind of skin and its not that expensive. i would know because i use it and my face is crystal clear. i use herbalism.
I have pretty bad skin: at 30 I have to use acne medication... That aside, my skin is so sensitive that I often get huge problems with my skin starting to painfully peel off. Needless to say, I'm not very keen on face washes. I've tried some before, but they were so irritating and caused break outs.
The only thing my sensitive skin can use is the Made From Earth Grapefruit Glycolic Wash. First, micro-beads are big, so even if you scrub a lot, they won't scratch you. Second, I did not notice any break outs after using this product every other day for a month now and my skin looks much more radiant and feels really smooth. I'm one of those people who really need to use sensitive skin products, but I' trying to move away from Clinique to more natural/organic like Made From Earth.