My Skincare Routine + Home Remedies For Acne


Hello my loves! I'm always getting asked what my skincare routine is. I have pretty much always had clear skin, I know many of you are thinking "great! this won't help me and my acne" but don't worry! A couple years ago my face broke out like crazy, I've never experienced such bad acne before. I've always had a couple breakouts here and there but this time it was bad and lasted for a very long time. My acne broke out on my right cheek mainly. First, I thought it must be from talking on the phone too much. I decided to start using headphones when talking on the phone to see if that helped. It helped a little but not much. I have a TON of tips including health/physical things you can do to clear your acne even some all natural ways! So enough of me rambling let's get into the tips!
Within 2 days of starting this regimen, I saw my acne disappearing and after 2 weeks I had clear, glowing, gorgeous skin! My favorite blogger, Julia from Gal Meets Glam did a post on First Aid Beauty a while back. I was desperate to get clear skin so I bought a bunch of products. I am SO glad I did!

Helpful home remedies for acne!!

Oatmeal

I know what you must be thinking.. oatmeal?! But let me tell you, this little trick helped heal my acne the first time around. Take a tbsp of oatmeal in your hand, run it under warm water. Squeeze the "oatmeal juice" into your other hand and rub it on your face. Take the remaining oatmeal and use it as an exfoliator on your  face. Do not wash it off until it has hardened. This will feel weird but trust me, once you wash it off your face will feel so smooth. This helped so much with my acne, the first time I broke out. Pro tip: do not let the oatmeal go down the drain, it will clog the drain!

Diet

Make sure you are drinking a lot of water. Your skin may be screaming at you to drink more! Also, eating healthy and all natural foods will help your skin to become brighter and clearer.

Phones, Bed Sheets and Towels

Holding a phone against your face is the easiest way to breakout! Notice where your acnes is, if it's where you would normally hold your phone (or sleep, i'll get into this next) it's most likely due to your phone. Try using headphones when you talk or wipe your phone down with an anti-bacterial wipe.
Bed sheets and towels can most definitely cause acne. Imagine all of the grease and dirt trapped in your towels, pillow cases and bed sheets?! Using a different face towel (or a different corner of a face towel) everyday will help reduce your acne. You can get a pack of 7 face towels for about $5 at TjMaxx. That way you have a clean towel everyday for your face. Make sure you are regularly washing your bedding. You can also flip your pillows after each use. I have 4 pillows so I like to switch them out every couple days. I know this might sound extreme but you want clear skin right? hehe:)
Have you tried any of these at home methods? Let me know!

***I am re-uploading this post from my old website. I use all the same products except for the milk-oil cleanser and the cream. I have a lot of helpful tips in this post so I wanted to share it with you all! You can watch my new skincare video here :)

Morning Routine

My morning routine is so simple. It is literally one product! Yep, just one! This little gem is the Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser from First Aid Beauty. Here's how you use it, pump 3 pumps onto your clean hands and massage into your skin. Take a clean wash cloth and dampen it, lightly wipe off the cleanser. That is it! I love that you don't have to emerge your face in water especially when it's a cold winter morning. This cleanser keeps my skin hydrated and oil free all day!

Night Routine

My night routine is a bit longer. I like to think of it as a nightly spa treatment for my face! First what I do is remove any makeup. I have been loving the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser. It does not break me out and takes off my mascara so easily. Next, I use my First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. If I wore makeup that day I will pair the face cleanser with my Clarisonic Smart Profile. I love using my Clarisonic becuase it removes any extra makeup that I may have missed and gives my skin such a deep clean and minimizes my pores. If you don't want to drop $300 on a face brush you can use the EcoTools Konjac Face Sponge. When I go on vacation I take this sponge with me instead of the Clarisonic and it does wonders to my skin on will only cost you a few bucks! Next, I use my Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment. I take a cotton swab and pat the treatment onto any pimples that I have. This product kills pimples!! After the treatment dries, I take a few drops of my Josie Maran Argan oil (I use the original and the milk one) and pat this onto my skin. Now we can't forget about the eyes! No matter how young you are you should always take care of your eyes. I love the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream. I pat this under my eyes and I instantly feel refreshed. Lastly, I use the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Night Cream. This little jar is packed with hydration! It is a very thick cream and will have your skin glowing in the morning! Don't forget to apply this to your neck! Many women over look their necks, your future neck will thank you, haha!
Now although I believe my skincare products have a lot to do with my now clear skin I want to share some easy tips with you guys to help reduce/clear your acne.

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