Acne can happen to anyone, whether they’re 12 or 19, and even on into the later years of adulthood. Facing these pesky pimples is daunting. Here is a treat of a facial treatment that you can do yourself or otherwise come visit us for one of our Deep Cleansing Signature Facials.
The good news is that you can banish your pimples right from the comfort of home by giving yourself an acne facial once a week. With just a bit of TLC you will get results and have a brighter complexion with less red marks and fewer pimples.
The process involves acne facial wipes that you use to get the dirt out. These also help to remove the oil and bacteria that cause the acne flare-ups. This routine will help any skin type to shed the dead skin cells and remain hydrated, which translates into fewer wrinkles as well.
Creating A Steam Routine
By creating a simple steam routine that you perform on a weekly basis, you can clean out and open up your pores, allowing the skin around the pustules to soften while improving the skin’s circulation. This makes it much easier to rub off those dead skin cells, especially if you have dry skin. Here are the steps to take –
- Put on a pot of water to boil
- Add in some acne-fighting herbs (lavender, green tea, tea tree oil,etc.)
- Turn the heat off and place your head about a foot from the pot.
- Cover your head using a bath towel, trapping the steam by making a towel tent.
- Hold your face in place for around 10 minutes.
Make Yourself A Mask
Making a mask is a ‘must-do’ for anyone with acne-prone skin. It not only works to soak up the oil and draw out the impurities, it also features some very important anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe any type of skin.
- Mix 2 tbs. of 2% milk together with 2 tbs. of honey, 1 tbs. of plain yogurt, and lukewarm water into a bowl.
- Scoop some of this mixture out keeping it just on the fingertips.
- Gently massage it into the skin all over your face.
- Now let it sit for about 10 minutes before thoroughly washing it off with warm water.
The milk in the mixture acts as a very gentle dead skin and blackhead exfoliator. The yogurt works to help fight wrinkles on those with mature faces. The honey carries antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that draw the impurities out of the skin, as well as calm acne flare-ups and reduce redness.
Cleanse And Purify
After you apply your mask, wash it off using a cleanser that is specially made for use on acne-prone skin types. If your skin is oily, then select an oil-free cleanser that features benzoyl peroxide, alpha-droxy and salicylic acids, and sulfur.
If you have pimples plaguing your dry skin, then select a cleanser made for fighting acne that contains retinol. Retinol cleans your pores and also reduces wrinkles on people with sensitive skin.
If your skin is normal then select a gentle cleanser that has no harsh granules in it. Rinse the cleanser off with warm water and then pat dry using a clean towel. Finish up by taking a cotton pad and soaking it down with a bacteria-busting toner like trea-tree oil, and swipe it all over your face. If your skin is normal to dry, then use a toner that contains cucumber, as it will calm the irritation and redness.
Add Moisture Back Into Your Skin
You may be using some OTC or even prescription medications to help clear up your acne. These can contain some harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and various other kinds of acids. That is why it is crucial that your include a hydrating moisturizer in your facial routine.
You can make your own moisturizer by using 3 tbs. of fresh cream, 1/4 of an avocado, and 1 tbs. of honey. Use a blender to puree these ingredients until hey are whipped up into a lotion. Take your fingers and smooth this mixture all over your face. Give it 15 minutes of sitting time and rinse it off with warm water.
The avocado will help your skin to retain moisture. It will feel very supple. The antioxidants in the honey will give your complexion a real boost. Once you rinse off your avocado mixture, simply pat the skin until dry and then apply whatever oil-free moisturizer that has been formulated for your particular skin type.