Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Skin Type Solution: Acne Prone Skin

Do you have acne prone skin? Try this regime of do it yourself skincare to calm redness and inflammation, extract impurities, and prevent scarring.



Option 1- Green tea toner:
  • Brew 2 green tea bags in 1 cup of water for 6-8 minutes. Let cool.
  • Put the mixture in a spray bottle. Mist face after cleansing.
Option 2: Apply witch hazel to a cotton pad and apply to face after cleansing.

A common mistake that people with acne prone or oily skin make is to skip moisturizing, however moisturizing is an important part of everyone's skin care routine. Here are some good options to calm redness and replenish the skins moisture.

Option 1: Aloe Vera gel. Apply after toning as a gentle moisturizer and to heal acne scars.
Option 2: Use a few drops of almond oil or jojoba oil and massage into skin. These are good non-greasy options that won't clog your pores.


1. Once a week make a mixture of lemon juice and raw(unpasteurised) honey, 2 parts lemon juice to 1 part honey. Apply to face and let sit like a mask for 4-5min. Do not get this in your eyes, anyone who has been looking the wrong way while slicing a lemon knows that it burns!


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