I’ve been pretty candid over the last few years of my struggle with adult (am I really an adult) acne and how frustrating it’s been. Truth be told, I would never wear make up if I had clear skin. I love going fresh faced and have never been a big make up girl but over the years as my skin seemed to only get worst, I kept trying to cover it all up. It sucks feeling like you need to mask your face in order to not be stared at, I hated the feeling of relying on make up to feel beautiful, and trust me y’all, I tried EVERYTHING. From ProActiv to prescription creams, two different birth controls (at the same time), Avon, Mary Kay, Arbonne, you name it. I tried it all. Nothing seemed to work and the constant switching of products was probably the worst thing ever for my skin. Under my chin and around my neck was the worst (which was a sign my hormones were out of whack.)
Anyways, everything changed when I was at a workshop in October and my friend Shalyn told me I had to try something new: Vicks Vaporub. I thought she was crazy (she kind of is, in the best way possible) but she promised me it had cleared up her hormonal break outs and was the secret to clear skin. I told her I would give it a shot (at this point, I had nothing to lose.) Guys, it worked. As in this little five bottle jar that was sitting in my bathroom cabinet started to do some big work. It sounds crazy but it does (I am so not getting paid for this… not in the least.) I started to change my skin regime with things I already had around the house, items I had researched, and secrets people had shared and my skin has seriously transformed. I can now focus on wrinkles because my acne is pretty much gone and for the first time in years, I don’t feel crazy leaving the house without make up.
Here is my new skin care regime:
- Cleanse with Norwex wash cloth (either no soap or a mild cleanser like Cetaphil.)
- Use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner on a cotton swab.
- Put Vicks Vaporub on face as though it’s a cream.
- (Optional) Add in a night time serum and eye cream (if wanted – girlfriends gotten protect from wrinkles!)
- Put Tea Tree Oil on any impending zits or scars.
Trust me, it sounds crazy. Like I said, I am getting paid zero dollars to share this but if it could help anyone else who is struggling with their skin, then it’s worth it. I am so happy things are on the up and up for me and I finally feel like I have a good handle on my skin! Of course the occasional hormonal breakout strikes but I feel like I have a handle on it and can actually tell when it’s hormones vs. when it’s acne! I am so thankful to not be putting expensive creams and prescription ointments on my face (plus they totally bleach my towels and pillow cases, that can’t be good for skin!) After trying everything and spending hundreds of dollars on products that never delivered, my little drug store combination is serving me (and my wallet) just fine and my skin has never felt better!
Do you have any acne fighting secrets? Comment below!