You can only CONTROL and REDUCE acne because there is an INTERNAL problem with your body: Your sebaceous glands are abnormal - they are producing excess sebum which causes acne. Do The Following FOUR Things EVERYDAY To Keep Acne Under Control!
STEP 1 WASH, TONE, MOISTURIZE FACE TWICE A DAY
Wash, Tone, Moisturize face 2 times a day, morning and night (possibly 3rd time, midday, if super oily/sweating or after exercising). Only use products that are labeled oil-free, won't clog pores, non-comedogenic, or non-acnegenic!
Try this natural and gentle face routine:
Wash Face with warm water & cleanser - Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar/Wash by Johnson & Johnson.
Tone Face with liquid toner/astringent - Thayers Witch Hazel or Dickinsons Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is gentle, non-drying, reduces bacteria/swelling, helps prevent acne, minimizes pore size.
Moisturize Face with an oil-free moisturizer - Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, its 99% organic, contains Vitamin A, C, E! Aloe is gentle, helps renew skin cells, heals blemishes/scars. Don't use other brands of aloe, has very little aloe and to much junk in it which can irritate skin!
EXTRA TIP: Dabbing a LITTLE BIT of milk of magnesia on your face will control oily skin and help shrink pimples! Google search the words "milk of magnesia oily skin" and "milk of magnesia acne" for more information!
STEP 2 KEEP HANDS, HAIR, OTHER STUFF CLEAN
Keep dirt & bacteria at bay to prevent breakouts! Always wash hands before applying face products! Don't rest hands on your face! Don't let dirty oily hair touch face! Change your pillowcase often! Clean eyeglasses and phones everyday! Wash or replace makeup tools often!
STEP 3 DRINK THREE IMPORTANT LIQUIDS EVERYDAY
WATER: Drinking about 64 oz of pure water everyday improves skin quality, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to skin! You can also include 100% Fruit Juice or 100% Vegetable Juice as part of your daily total.
LEMON WATER: Vitamin C improves skin quality, produces collagen (essential skin protein), reduces wrinkles, helps wounds heal. Every morning start your day with one glass of lemon water. Drink lemon water on an empty stomach, one hour before you eat breakfast to make this remedy work effectively. Squeeze one fresh lemon & some of the pulp into a glass of lukewarm water. You can add a little honey to cut down the tartness. Lemon water helps clear acne, cleanses the liver, flushes out toxins. The acid in lemons can damage tooth enamel, so brush your teeth immediately after drinking this!
CARROT JUICE: Vitamin A keeps skin healthy, reduces sebum/oil production, helps skin cells to shed normal, reduces the size of large skin pores. Drink 1 serving (8 oz.) of 100% carrot juice everyday. You can buy Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice at most grocery stores. Caution! Overdosing on Vitamin A is toxic & dangerous! Eating to much beta-carotene will turn your skin orange!
EXTRA TIPS: Eating a VARIETY and ALOT of FRUITS and VEGETABLES everyday will help keep skin clear! Foods and liquids that are high in fat, oil, sugar, salt, sodium should be eaten in MODERATION! Milk has been linked to acne, so drink Rice Milk instead! Take a vitamin mineral supplement daily! Buy book The Clear Skin Diet by Alan C. Logan & Valori Treloar.
STEP 4 ACTIVATE YOUR SKIN
AEROBIC EXERCISE is the MOST EFFECTIVE way to clear up acne, but try to do at least 1 of these 3 activities EVERYDAY to activate your skin:
Aerobic Exercise increases circulation & delivery of nutrients to skin cells, encourages good blood supply, helps remove toxins, controls acne breakouts! Do 20 to 30 minutes of exercise everyday or every other day! Drink Water! Immediately take a shower to remove sweat & dirt!
Face Massage improves acne prone skin because it removes toxins away from the face & delivers nutrients to the skin. A lymphatic massage (massaging the lymph nodes on the face) can also improve your skin! You can also buy a book on face massage, such as Ten Minute Facelift by Jennie Harding. Directions: Wash face. Apply toner. WASH HANDS & then use aloe vera as massage gel. Do 10 min massage before going to bed. Don't wash face again, let aloe dry on face.
Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System (electronic face brush with sonic power) will keep acne prone skin clear and smooth! Check out the Clarisonic website. Do not use cleanser that comes with this product, buy Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. If the Clarisonic is to expensive, buy the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. Use facial brush once or twice a day. Don't use facial brush if you have pustular acne or serious sensitive skin!
BUY STUFF AT THESE WEBSITES:
Face Products: Amazon. The Vitamin Shoppe. Google Search Product Name
Clarisonic Cleansing System: Amazon. Clarisonic website
Olay Pro-X Cleansing System: Amazon. Target. Walmart
Books: Amazon website