Thursday

Homemade Acne Solutions: Grainy Scrub

Another homemade acne solution recipe from Charles Silverman:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon blue cornmeal
  • 1 drop lemon oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon (approximately) honey or water

Instructions:

  1. Combine the oat flour, blue cornmeal, lemon oil, and ylang ylang oil in your palm.
  2. Add enough honey or water to form a paste.
  3. Massage the paste into clean skin for one minute.
  4. Rinse.

Wednesday

OTC Acne Solutions: Clarisonic Plus System & Spot Therapy Kit For Face and Body

This is what people is saying about Clarisonic Plus System & Spot Therapy Kit For Face and Body:

"The Clarisonic Plus utilizes the same technology as the Sonicare toothbrush. It uses vibration to penetrate the surface level of the skin and provide a more thorough cleansing than with soap and water alone. I've used this system for 2+ weeks and noticed a difference in the texture and softness of my skin immediately. After 3 days, I saw a visible difference in the size of my pores and my skin has a glow that wasn't previously there...One benefit is that your skin care products will last longer if you are using the Clarisonic Plus. I find that I am using less cleanser, moisturizer, etc because my skin is cleaner and has fewer layers of dead skin cells so products are absorbed into the skin much better than before. For example, I apply a mask each week of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar that normally warms and tightens as it dries on the skin. After using the Clarisonic for a week, the warming and tightening of the mask intensified and my skin was smoother than normal."

"I was skeptical. I was hesitant and kinda scoffed at the idea that a rotating brush could do much for me. I felt my skin before I used the product, pretty darn smooth. I tested it after I used the product - wow, it made my before skin feel like sand paper. I just knew that it cleaned out buildup of product (makeup, cleanser, lotion, whatever) because my skin actually GLOWED. I used the standard 2 minutes function on my t-zone. It really buffed away some spots that had raised bumps before. Pretty insane b/c I really didn't think I need this product. I could only imagine what it could do for people who have problematic skin."

"I've had the Clarisonic Plus system for about a month now. I noticed pretty big results, even just in the first week, seeing my crater-sized pores reduce to near-nothingness and now noticing that the worry line along my forehead is going away, as well as the ones along my mouth. Mostly I've seen a huge improvement on the softness of my skin and the bad acne completely vanishing. I couldn't be more thrilled!"

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Thursday

Natural Acne Solutions: Lemon

Lemon is another old and effective acne cure that's been passed on from generations to generations. Lemon juice extract contains citric acid which is good in exfoliating the skin, by removing dead skin cells and allowing new cells to grow. Applying it directly on the skin leaves you with a clean and fresh feeling as it is said to flush out dirt from the pores.


To use it topically, just wet a cottonball with a freshly squeezed lemon juice and dab it on your pimples. It might sting especially if the pimple is scarred. You can dilute it with water if pure lemon juice is too strong or stingy. Leave it on for a few minutes or even overnight, then rinse.

You can also squeeze lemon juice in water and use this as a rinse after cleansing your face. A glass of fresh lemon juice daily is not only a cool refreshing drink but also a great detoxifier. It cleanses the liver of toxins, allowing to effectively process vitamins and minerals that our body needs.