Using Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of pimples

Acne, Natural products, pintrest recipes, Skin care

For some reason that I cannot figure out I broke out horribly on the left side of my face!!  I usually have very clear skin, so acne is not something I have a lot of products to deal with…Two giant pimples! I’m not even exaggerating, these things are big, bright red and very very noticeable! My regular stuff didn’t even work on it, so I decided to try Apple Cider Vinegar because it was all over Pinterest…

Day one, I used Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner…it burns!! When I say it burns, I don’t mean a little, tears actually came to my eyes. Must be working right? No pain no gain! I used it twice a day. I followed that with my usual skin care regime and avoided mirrors for the rest of the day..The burning only lasts a few seconds though, so power through..in the morning they were smaller.

Day two, I read that you are in fact supposed to wash it off after 30 min. Whoops!  So I used it as a toner, waited 30 min. and washed it off. I did this twice a day. Yes, it still burns, but I also don’t want to walk around like this, so I power through..

Day three, I pop the 2 disgusting whiteheads on my face and use the Apple Cider Vinegar again, leave it on 30 min. rinse it off. My skin is a little dry, but not too bad. I use very moisturizing serum and day cream. I use it again at night, 30 min on, rinse off, regular night-time regime…

Day four, Hooray!! My skin is clear!! I mean clear! I have slightly pinkish marks if you really really look, but no pimples, no blackheads, clear skin!! I may continue to use this for maintenance!! It’s cheap too!

Do you have any great acne remedies? Share!!

-Kristin

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The product that unclogs pores in 10 minutes flat! No nose strips required

Acne, goals, Skin care

So I just bought Mario Badescue Silver Powder at Ulta. I’m Obsessed! This is the coolest product I have ever tried. So far, at least. It unclogs your pores and gets rid of blackheads and acne. It’s a powder too, so not sticky or stinky.

You wet a cottonball and put it where needed. Those are the instructions, simple and to the point. Leave it on 10 minutes and rinse. That’s it! I could see the difference right away!

I had slept with my makeup on, which I never ever do, but I was exhausted and fell asleep watching tv. The horror!! So I washed my face and put this on my nose, forehead and chin. If I fall asleep in my makeup, I always do a face mask the next day to un-do any damage. Today, I just used this. It looks pretty funny while it’s on and I’m sure my guy thought I was a crazy person, but it got the job done. Kind of looks like wet flour was on my face. It’s not drying either, which I love.

My skin is clear, blackhead free and not at all dried out! You would never know I slept in my makeup if I hadn’t told you. Looks like I recently had a facial!! I highly recommend this powder for any skin type.Trust!!

Do you have any great new products?

-Kristin

 

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Unsexy Beauty problem: Acne

Acne, Uncategorized

So a little background, I usually have clear skin. I get the occasional breakout, but usually just one or two. I woke up Saturday morning, after trying a sample moisturizer i received, with a ton of pimples!!! I had a bunch on my forehead, on my chin, my cheeks. Enough for my guy to say to me “Dude, what happened to your face?”  This is never what you want your guy to say first thing in the morning. I was horrified!!

So here is what I did to clear it up by Valentines day ( in 3 days). First I threw out that awful sample! Then I washed my face with  Biore’ charcoal cleanser. Charcoal is the hot anti-acne product right now cuz it gets the gunk out of your pores. Then I used Derma e anti-wrinkle vitamin A glycolic toner, because vitamin A keeps wrinkles and acne away!  ( Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A)  I used my usual serum which doesn’t particularly do anything for acne, but I love it-Paula’s Choice resist ultralight super antioxidant serum. I love love love Paula’s Choice products!! You can get them from dermstore.com. Then I used Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair moisturizer spf 30, because it has Retinol and vitamin C so it will get rid of the acne, keep wrinkles away, clear up the post acne marks and protect from the sun! Obsession!!  Usually, Retinol is only for night but this particular product is formulated for day and has sunscreen-a MUST if you use Retinol at all.

Then, after removing my makeup, I used Yes to Tomatoes clear skin acne detoxifying  charcoal mud mask. Then after washing that off, I used my favorite serum and Paula’s Choice resist intensive repair cream which has Retinol and is super moisturizing. I have done this everyday, no exceptions!!

I also wanted to combat my acne from the inside so I changed my diet. I cut out dairy completely because it can cause acne for some people. I drank 3 cups of green tea every day.I also made a drink with tumeric yesterday that I got from pintrest, it’s disgusting! I drank it anyway ,here is the recipe:

1 tsp. honey

12oz. water

2tbsp lemon juice

1/2tsp tumeric powder

Put it in a blender and drink it down if your desperate!

All I can say is, I woke up today with almost completely clear skin!! Valentine’s Day miracle.