I don’t care who you are or how young or old you are, most of us have to deal with skin issues at one point or another in our lives… or at many points in our lives. Here are some great all natural, chemical free and completely safe at home treatments and preventative measures to try if you have acne- prone skin.
MAKEUP REMOVER & MOISTURIZER
Olive Oil makes a great natural makeup remover. Simply pour a teaspoon or so into your hands and massage into the skin for about 60 seconds. Rinse with warm water and towel dry. Apply an additional teaspoon of Olive Oil for a natural moisturizer that wont irritate your skin.
Jojoba Oil can be substituted for Olive Oil as well. Jojoba is a great oil for acne prone skin.
1/4 teaspoon Olive Oil (or Jojoba Oil)
1/4 teaspoon Castor Oil
2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
Mix the ingredients in the palm of your hands and gently massage into your skin for about 60 seconds. Rinse with warm water. Finish by applying your favorite all natural moisturizer or serum.
*Adding oil to your acne prone face seems counter productive, but in reality, drying your skin out can actually cause breakouts too! The key to healthy skin is a healthy PH balance. Natural oils like Jojoba, Olive Oil and even Coconut oil are really great for helping balance the PH levels of your skin.
RAW HONEY CLEANSER
For this one all you need is about 1/2 teaspoon of RAW organic honey!
Rinse your face with warm water and then massage the honey into your skin for about 60-90 seconds before rinsing.
This is a great AM cleansing option.
RAW HONEY MASK
3 teaspoons RAW honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 10-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use this mask 2-4 times per week.
* Cinnamon is great for acne prone skin, but if you have really sensitive skin, do a patch test first on the back of your hand to make sure the cinnamon will not irritate your sensitive skin.
RAW HONEY MASK FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
If Cinnamon proves to irritate your skin use this mixture instead:
2 teaspoons RAW honey
1 teaspoon pure aloe vera
Rose water ( a Herbal Hydrosol) is AMAZING for your skin! It is an excellent PH balancer and it helps protect and regenerate skins elasticity making it a great option for anyone concerned with preventing wrinkles. Add rose water to a spray bottle and spraying your face generously in the morning and evening. Here is a great recipe for homemade rose water. Don’t feel like making your own rose water? No problem, you can buy some here!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
You can also substitute Raw, organic Apple Cider Vinegar for rose water for many of the same benefits! Mix 1 part ACV and 1 part water in a glass bottle. Shake mixture well and splash on your face. Rinse with warm water.
*Apple cider vinegar is a great way to balance your skins natural PH.
ACV & GREEN TEA TONER
3/4 cup strong brewed green tea
1/4 cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Combine in a glass bottle. Shake the mixture well and use a cotton ball to apply the toner to your face.
* While ACV balances your skin’s PH levels, Green tea has great anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties while also helping fight the signs of aging!
TEA TREE SPOT TREATMENT
Apply a few drops of Tea Tree essential oils as a spot treatment on un-opened acne (or it will burn) in the morning and evening before bed to clear up sudden break-outs quickly!
*Mix 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil with 1 tsp of pure aloe vera or calendula oil for more sensitive skin.
DAY & NIGHT ACNE SERUM
1 tablespoon Olive Oil (or Jojoba Oil)
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Tea Tree essential oil
3 drops Purification essential oil blend (Young Living)
Combine all ingredients in a glass container with a dropper. Place 3-4 drops of serum in the palm of your hands and gently massage into the problem areas of your skin. Be sure your hands are clean before application and shake mixture well before each use. Store in a dry, dark area. Do not refrigerate.
What are YOUR all natural acne fighting secrets?
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