At Home Clearing Acne Facial
This is a step by step guide on how to combat active acne in the comfort of your home. The products I mention are what I am currently using that work for my skin. I always encourage everyone to test a product on the back of their hand or on the side of the neck to make sure it doesn’t make you breakout or give you an allergic reaction.
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleanse all the dirt, makeup, and evil off your gorgeous face. Don’t miss this step, even if you have no makeup on. Starting off with a clear canvas gives the following products room to penetrate deep into the skin.
Currently using: Odacite Green Ceremony Cleanser
Step 2: Steam
Use a steamer or boil water on the stove and place your face half an arm’s length away. If you don’t have either, running a towel under hot water and placing it over your face, repeat this three times, works just as well.
Step 3: Clay Mask
Clay masks draw out all the toxins and impurities. It dries out active acne*.
Currently using: Amazonian Clay
Step 4: Hydration
After using a clay mask, your face is more than likely going to be uber red. That’s normal since a clay mask can be drying. A way to calm inflammation is to use honey as a face mask. I love using manuka honey because of its special healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Leave it on for about 10-20 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. Spritz a hydrating toner afterward to help calm the skin.
Currently using: Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
Step 5: Serum
Using a serum that is specific to combating active acne is essential. Think of this step like this. You would usually clean a wound before putting a bandaid on it. A targeted serum is like the Neosporin you dab on before sealing the wound with a bandaid.
Currently using: Anything that has willow bark or/and tea tree oil
Step 6: Moisturize
Rose hip oil. If you’re not big on oils, I would seriously encourage trying out rose hip if you have active acne and scarring. It’s nature’s Vitamin A, and if you didn’t know, Vitamin A is a strong acne combating ingredient. If you have oily skin, don’t be afraid. This oil works to reduce oil production. It works to repair damaged cells, keeps down any brewing pimples, calms inflammation, and smooths texture.
Currently using: LifeFlo Rose hip oil
The best way to combat a face full of active acne is to keep your facial and daily routines very simple. Active acne is sensitive, and using too many products is only going to be overbearing. I learned this the hard way by testing out a ton of different products with irritating ingredients. Then I decided to keep it simple and test out using oils. My skin completely transformed once I took that on. When it cleared up and I no longer had as much active acne, I started introducing other products into my routine. Before I did that, I made sure my skin was stronger, clearer, and able to handle other products. It’s all a process, and patience is key.