Hello!! It's been a while since I did a Skin Care Sunday post! Today I'm going to share my favorite products to use for acne. Most of these aren't specifically for acne, but they are what works for me and what I use to keep any acne or belmishes at bay.
I do like to use mostly organic stuff on my face, but the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has way less ingredients in it than other non organic face cleansers. I started using this about 2 years ago and it cleared my skin up really well. This isn't my current everyday cleanser, but it'd still one that I love and use quite often.
The Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel is something I've talked about a lot recently but it also does really great things for my skin. It's very soothing to any problem areas on my face.
Aloe Gel is a recent discovery of mine (for other than sun burns!) and I started using it as a spot treatment to help the healing process of blemishes. I have stated using it all over my face as well, after I use a toner and before my mousturizer at night time.
I have mentioned before that I love Michael Todd Skin Care and I had a set for Acne prone skin that was amazing. In currently using a different one, and it's no where near as good, but the first two products here are what I have left from the acne set. Michael Todd products are all organic and I've had really great results while using them.
The Jojoba Charcoal Scrub is my favorite face scrub/exfoliater. I use this about twice a week and it's the best one I've ever used. Charcoal is great for your skin to draw out impurities!
The two face masks that I like to use are the Michael Todd Kaolin Clay Mask and the Lush Mask of Magnaminty. Lush also uses all natural ingredients and this is one I've been using for about 2 years also. It's done great things for any acne and oiliness in my skin. The Kaolin Clay mask is super gentle on the skin and always makes my face feel so clean and fresh.
I mentioned that I like to use Aloe as a spot treatment but I wanted to share some other things I like to use too.
-Face Masks. I sometimes just dab a little bit of either of my face masks on a blemish and leave it on overnight. It helps to dry up the spot.
-Toothpaste is also a good spot treatment that helps dry up blenishes. I leave it on overnight like I would the face mask. This is something I've been doing for 10+ years.
-If I can tell a spot is infected I like to use peroxide or rubbing alcohol on it. This cleans the bacteria and helps to dry out the spot as well. I know some people say not to do this and it helps slow healing but it has always worked for me!
What are your favorite products to help treat acne?
I didn't know that you get acne, Ashley. Every time I see your videos, your skin looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
I don't get it super bad, but occasionally I'll get break outs so this is all the stuff I use to keep them away! And thank you Shireen!Delete
Great post Ashley! I don't get too many breakouts, but when I do, I use an alcohol pad and it dries the acne on my face. The only issue I've been having lately with my face is oily skin! My skin is usually normal but lately oily. I'm thinking it has something to do with the terrible humidity here!ReplyDelete
Thank you Pilar, I'm glad you liked the post! My skin has been more oily lately too and my foundation hasn't been staying on very good! I'm going to do a post on my favorite products for oily skin too! I got the idea when you asked me about it a while ago!Delete
Loved this post Ashley!! I have struggled with acne so badly my whole life and lately I have been having huge cystic breakouts, so I have been using the Mario Badescu buffering lotion which is great. I have that cetaphil cleaner and I love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Margo! And oh no I'm sorry to hear that! I'm glad you found something that is helping!! If you can or are willing to splurge, I really recommend the Michael Todd acne set I was talking about! If you sign up on their website and wait for a good sale it's not too bad on price!Delete
The Mask of Magnaminty is a great facial mask for acne. I ran out of mine a while ago. I need to pick another one up! I really love the FarmHouse Fresh Mask that I have called Splendid Dirt.ReplyDelete
I'll have to check out the farmhouse fresh mask! And I'm glad you love the mask of magnaminty too!!Delete
Luckily my skin is clear almost all of the time (thanks mom!), so I don't have any products for acne. I really like the origins charcoal mask though, I do get a bit of congestion around my nose area and it works really well for that. I really like the Cetaphil cleanser as well - I use it every morning! You always mention the mask of magnaminty, I have to check that one out sometime.ReplyDelete
becky | star violet
I want to try that origins mask!! Especially if works for congestion lol!! And I think you'd like the mask of magnaminty!Delete
I have a couple of re-occurring spots on my chin. I've been trying REN's clay cleanser but it's not clearing up fast enough for me. I think I'm going to try the witch hazel and aloe you mentioned Ashley. I love Cetaphil. It was recommended by my dermatologist years ago.ReplyDelete
I definitely recommend the aloe and witch Hazel! Take the witch Hazel on a cotton ball and just hold it on the spot for a minute or so, it's so soothing!Delete
I love the Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Scrub, it's hands down my favorite! I really like the mask as well!ReplyDelete
I've heard amazing things on the Lush mask, I really need to try a few Lush products!
i swear by witch hazel. i use it for so many things!!ReplyDelete
Me too it's amazing!Delete
Great post! I have to try some of these out. Wish I was one of the lucky ones, but I struggle with acne! Love your blog :)ReplyDelete
Thank you!! And I hope you do try some of them out!!Delete