So ever since I could remember my skin has been oily and then with an onset of hormones came acne! As a child my mom would march right up to the Fashion Fair counter with me in tow and get us the best toners and powderpuffs to combat my skin problems. Later down the line we were at doctors offices where I had to endure shots in my cheeks and chemical peels. I was once even prescribed the popular end all to acne Accutane. A birth control with severe side effects such as suicidal thoughts. My mom wasn't having it! So I just forged on with my frequent and expensive trips to the Mac counters and bought any acne drug that didn't promise to kill me.
Here we are at the Jordan year (23) of my life and I finally can look in the mirror with confidence about my skin! A few products that changed my life!
1. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner
MATTE! That's all I have to say about this product. I have never used a toner that changed the texture of my skin and the appearance. The Glycerin in this toner helps to keep my oil levels at bay with a matte finish. The black soap extract clears up any blemishes I have and is backed up by tea tree oil that also kills bacteria that causes blemishes. I use twice a day in my morning and night routine. I also use it to set my makeup for the day and love that it comes in a spray bottle for easy use!
An oldie but a goodie! Typically used for scars and stretch marks this oil is packed with vitamins A & E to help heal scars. After 3 weeks of incorporating this oil into my night time routine I noticed a significant differences in all my old acne scars. They were gone! And I was left with smoother, hydrated skin.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Wherever and how ever I can get it! Any products that has tea tree oil as an ingredient is usually stocked in my cabinets. This essential oil kills bacteria on contact so it's the perfect all natural spot treatment for zits! Below are links to all my favorite tea tree packed products.