How Sarah Cured Her Acne In 8 Months
- Morning face wash with Micellar cleansing water. I recommend a better alternative as Micellar water tends to leave a surface residue on the skin which can act like a film, blocking pores and oil distribution.
See alternative: https://prettyblooming.com/face-wash-with-essential-oils/
- Followed by Benzoyl Peroxide 5% acne treating cream. Ask your derm first and for the love of god, avoid this if you already have dry skin. This is powerful stuff.
Healthy alternative: Tea tree oil (2 drops - don’t exceed!) + aloe vera gel (1 tbsp)
To target specific pimples, lightly soak a q-tip in diluted tea tree oil and dab on the perimeter of the pimples. Some people use undiluted tea tree oil as a spot treatment but this can cause irritation if your skin is more on the dry or sensitive side.
Note: when I say diluted without any further explanation, it usually means diluted in carrier oils.
Essential oils (like tea tree) are oil-soluble and don’t dilute in water but you can use aloe vera gel (best from your own plant.) It’s thick in consistency and mixes well with the tea tree oil.
- After that, she smooths Vitamin C powder and Jojoba oil + Turmeric EO (properly diluted) over her face to brighten the skin.
- For night time she uses Willow Tea Tree Cleanser from 100% pure. I really love that company.
If not that cleanser then she uses equal parts filtered water and jojoba oil - dabbing a cotton ball in it and wiping off the eye makeup first and then the rest after.
- As a final step she moisturizes with Squalene oil. There’s not much research done yet with Squalene oil so as an alternative, I recommend you check out: https://prettyblooming.com/moisturizer-with-essential-oils/
Night time cleanser: Willow Tea Tree Cleanser
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