It seems once we hit puberty that the acne never really goes away. I’ll be 31 on May 30, 2017 and I still get acne on a regular basis. So I decided it was time to take my acne treatment seriously, because frankly I don’t want to have acne until… well, who knows when.
I started by using a blend of essential oils, which helped clear up the acne spots when I would get them.
My Essential Oils Anti-Acne Blend
- 1 fl oz fractioned coconut oil
- 3 drops of Frankincense oil
- 3 drops of Clary Sage oil
- 1 drop of Tea Tree oil
- 3 drops Eucalyptus oil
Although it works for helping to clear up acne, I wanted to eliminate my acne troubles and not just heal it. My skin was firmer and I was getting less breakouts, but I felt I needed something more. Also, years of having chronic health issues had played a toll on my skin and it was started to age earlier then I would have liked.
I had previously used over the counter acne face washes like; St Ives, Aveeno, Clearasil, Neutrogrena, L’Oreal, ect. I tried the more “natural” store brands too like, Alba Botanica and Burt’s Bee cleansers. At one point I had even bought Proactive. The results where all the same… it seemed to work for awhile, when I stopped using it – my skin was worse then when I started.
My recent experience with St. Ives really scared me. I was developing these weird skin growths. Because I have an abundance of freckles and moles all over my body, I didn’t really pay much attention to them, until they started itching and falling off. Later I found an article talking about how these store bought products where giving people tumors… you can read about that here. So you can say, I stopped using that right quick.
And that’s when I decided to just started solely using homemade face scrubs, one in particular that I found was on a Youtube video. The woman said that her grandmother had raised her washing her face with a baking soda/coconut oil paste and that she never had any acne breaks in her life!
That sounded pretty good to me, so I gave it a try. The first time I used it my skin felt so soft and looked radiant, but by the end of the day… pimples where all over my face.
I know that typically you will see an increase in acne occurrences before your skin clears up. But I found that this wasn’t the case with this, the acne was increasing even after having used it for several weeks.
I stopped using the baking soda/coconut oil blend and within a few days the acne cleared right up. To test my suspensions, I tried the face wash once again…And this is the unhappy image of me within 15 minutes after having washed my face with baking soda and coconut oil – as you can see my skin started to breakout, really bad!
Now I’m not saying that this would happen to everyone who tries this, but for my sensitive skin… I now know that I can’t use baking soda because it causes me to breakout.
Shortly after the above happened, I came across an all natural hair growth shampoo on Pinterest and when checking out the website I found that they also had skincare products. So I decided to try it, honestly it couldn’t hurt right?
It took a few days to get the product in the mail, it cost about $27 dollars for the bottle of liquid acne face and body wash. I started using it, fingers crossed that it would produce positive results.
I love that the ingredients are all natural and organic, the perfect collection of essential oils that fight to eliminate acne. All you need is a dab, about the size of a caper to wash you face with, it doesn’t suds up. It doesn’t have a strong scent and it washes off very easily – leaving your skin feeling clean and fresh. My skin even sparkled alittle (not joking) when I got out of the bath, but I did find that it felt tight and so I did have to use a moisturizer too.
After using it for about a week; my acne is pretty much gone, my skin is clearing up each day and has even started to look alittle more youthful!
This is a picture of me I took today and you can see a big difference between the image of me above 2 weeks ago and now. I’m not wearing makeup in either image.
I don’t mind the cost, because the little bit you use every day compared to the size of the bottle… will probably last me 3-6 months at least! I highly recommend giving it a try if you have been fighting with acne and want an all natural/organic way to stop your breakouts and get back your youthful glowing skin.
You can visit the company website here or by clicking the banner below. I hope you found this information helpful, feel free to leave comments or questions in the comments section at the bottom of the page – I’d love to hear from you 🙂
P.S. I have a coupon code for you that I found… if you use “FB2017” when you checkout you can save 10%. Your welcome