09/03/2011

How to: Get Rid of Acne

Hello!
I've been wanting to write this how to for ages now!

I know how it looks like when you have acne. Actually I never had severe acne, because I was taking the pill for most of my teenage life. Even then I had an occasional pimple or two and that was it. At that time I was trying various anti-acne stuff and none actually worked. Than I discovered jojoba oil and Sweetscents Green Tea Overnight Skin Rejuvenation. The first one helped me with the oiliness and the clogged pores and become my holy grail, while the second one helped me dry my existing acne. This cure worked great for a couple of years, my skin was almost perfect :)

Jojoba oil

Green Tea Overnight Skin Rejuvenation

But. Than I got adult acne. O.o 

The pill didn't do a thing for them, jojoba oil stopped working, healthy food and exercises already were my staple and I was desperate! 
So I started digging into this issue deeper and deeper. I found out that adult acne is a common problem and we're all desperate!

So this is a short list of advices what can help you when you have a couple of pimples or severe acne.

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1. Read the labels. Especially on your cosmetics, makeup ... Why?  Lots of products have comedogenic (block pores) ingredients. So learn what ingredients are comedogenic and cause acne. Some ingredients lists are HERE HERE, and HERE.

2. Jojoba oil. It works miracles. Enough said :) You'll have to get used to the oily feeling at first, but it's definitely worth it. In winter use another oil on top of it (like almond oil), because jojoba oil isn't very moisturising per se in the winter. More about jojoba oil HERE.

3. Apple cider vinegar + water as a tonic. It's great! I love apple cinder vinegar, so the smell doesn't bother me (I love it). I've been using it for two months now and the results are amazing! You'll notice the first results very soon!

Acne Home Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural agent that cures acne by killing the bacteria and balancing our skin's pH level (which is a measure of acidity). It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne.
  • Dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar in water by one part of vinegar and 3 to 4 parts of water.
  • Apply the solution directly to your skin with clean cotton, and leave it there for about ten minutes.
  • After ten minutes, rinse off the vinegar.
  • Repeat this three times a day. For severe cases of acne, the solution can be used overnight without rinsing.
For more severe acne, the water ratio can also be reduced to 2 or 3 parts per one part of vinegar, but this stronger solution should not be left on overnight.

4. Cold Water. Yup, you've read it right. I don't know why or how, but washing your face with cold water (with your face wash) really works. Just try it. You've got nothing to loose.

5. Oil Cleansing Method. It's simple, it takes 5 minutes and even if you don't have acne, it makes your skin softer, free of clogged pores and glowing. Read more HERE.

That's it from my side. I really suggest you to try removing your cosmetics one per one, so you'll be able to see which one is causing you troubles. And to really see some effect from apple cider vinegar, cold water, jojoba oil, or anything else, I suggest you to test it for 2 weeks and than you'll see if it works for you or not.

Right now I'm using:
 1. A face wash that is supposed to help with your pimples  (called Black Magic) + cold water
2. Apple cider vinegar diluted in water (1:3) as a tonic
3. jojoba oil + almond oil (I'm having really dry skin in some areas)

aaaaand when I remember (or don't feel lazy) I do an occasional oil cleansing.
+ use the green the overnight skin rejuvenation on existing pimples

My skin isn't perfect, but I'm getting there.
Hope you'll get there too :)

P.S. I'm not an expert, this are just the things that work for me.

XOXO Parisky

6 comments:

nihrida said...

Kar se tiče mrzle vode: ta naj bi zapirala žleze in tako preprečila mastenje kože. Sem slišala od neke mlade mamice, da isto deluje tudi pri premočni laktaciji.
Mogoče je tudi zaradi tega, ker vroča voda odstrani preveč kožne maščobe in posledično začne kožo zategovati. Lojnice hitro priskočijo na pomoč in smo spet na začetku.

Sicer pa, odlični nasveti. Bom kakšnega preizkusila tudi sama. =)

colorfulbottle said...

Super članek!
Očitno bom morala jojobinemu olju dati še eno možnost, čeprav ga sumim, da mi je že ob prvi uporabi naredil 2 podkožna mozolja. Pri tem seveda lahko še poudarim, da sem do takrat imela podkožni mozolj samo 3 krat v življenju.

Anja said...

Jaz sem pa nekje prebrala, da ful mrzla voda ali vroča voda škodi koži :/ da mora bit v bistvu mlačna.. hm :/
to s kisom mi je všeč :3

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

Nihrida: Nekaj v tem smislu sem tudi sama razmišljala :) Hvala :)

Colorfulbottle: Hvala :) Uf, nekaterim baje res ne odgovarja preveč :/ poskusi s kakšno drugo alternativo :/

Anja: Mlačno vodo sem uporabljala celo življenje in ni nič naredila zame. Z mrzlo vodo pa so bili rezultati hitro tu (sploh nisem mogla verjeti) :P :) Om nom nom kis :D

G A B Y said...

Absolutely nothing worked to clear up my acne except the pill z=

Spider Girl (Ana M.) said...

Very nice article actually; jojoba oil is great for problematic skin.