- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
So, I have had some skin issues the last few months, mostly due to stress over losing my job and now, trying to plan my wedding. I’ve never really had acne, even as a teenager it was only the occasional “goober” that would show up for a awhile. So I guess it’s been about the last 8 months or so that I continue to battle “monster goobers” that take over my face for what seems like forever.
I tried Pro-active (and it’s price) for a bit. It seemed to work for as few weeks until BANG!!! Goober all over…..So I stopped buying that. I found another product called AcneFree that’s similar to the 3 step system of Pro-active, but a ton cheaper (like $20) AND IT WORKS BETTER! So that’s the first part….
I began researching online for home remedies for skin care. I can’t help to be cheap, but I am and if I can use my kitchen to make my skin look better, I WILL! LOL
Here’s what you do….
1. CLEANSE: I use Walmart brand (i said I was cheap…) acne facial soap (like $4) It works the same as the more expensive soapy cleansers.
2. EXFOLIATE: I have used all kinds of scrubs. Cheap ones (like St Ives) and more expensive ones (like Clinique). Here’s one that I just began using a few days ago and have had awesomely smooth skin……BAKING SODA. LOL! Yup! Make a paste with baking soda and water, and massage GENTLY on your face (avoid your eyes) and rinse well. Do this ONCE PER DAY. Trust me, it works. And it’s crazy cheap!
3. BALENCE THE PH OF YOUR SKIN: Use a toner…I’m am still using the one included in my 3 step system. Clinique makes a good one, but it’s not cheap.
4. USE A SENSITIVE SKIN ACNE TREATMENT CREAM: Again, I’m using the Acne Free system, so I do this once per day at bedtime.
Now here’s the good part…..Ever have a “goober” leave a red mark on your face for weeks?????? Here’s what you do to get rid of them….EGG WHITES AND LEMON JUICE.
Take an egg white and whip it. Add about a teaspoon of lemon juice and apply the mixture to your face and allow it to dry. The PROTEIN in the egg white makes your face as smooth as a baby’s bottom (I SWEAR) and the lemon juice lightens the red marks from acne. The whites also discourage new acne from forming and tighten your face…..try it!
I have been using this regimen for about a week now and my face is so smooth and red marks are fading away….and NO NEW GOOBERS!!!! Just wanted to share!