Hi guys! I have two really exciting skincare posts coming up and I asked you all on Instagram what you wanted to see first and the vote was reallllly close, but this post won!
About three weeks ago I had my second round of cystic acne breakouts. I have no idea what caused them (maybe diet change?) but they were big and really painful! I was all over the internet searching what could cause them and how the hell to get rid of them and I found some things that worked and some things that really did NOT help! I hope this gives you guys a good starting place to help clear up some spots you may have as well!
So I had three main things that really did wonders for me:
Facial at Mooi Studio: you guys have heard me talk about them a lot and it is because I find myself in there almost every single week! If you don’t live in Colorado I wanted to still give you a breakdown of what they did so you can ask you're skincare guru for something similar: Retinal Detox facial which helped fight bacteria on my face, a good clean up of any clogged pores with extraction, a light peel and a good three day face wash system which included pure Vitamin C serum and a light day moisturizer.
African Black Soap: I bought mine from amazon here after a recommendation from a friend. This soap is great for treatment even after spots are gone and leave my face feel sooooo clean! I recommend getting something like this little face mitt so you don’t go through 100 washcloths every week since you want to use it with a cloth and not directly on your hands. - p.s. a 1lb block is PLENTY
Skipping Makeup and Extra Jazz: I can’t stress this one enough. The only thing that touched my face for a week after my facial was Vitamin C serum (like this one), Black Soap and water. I truly think this helped everything get a breather and dry out when it needed to. I am not oily to begin with so resisting even moisturizer was hard for me but it really help my skin just detox!
What Didn’t Work:
Tee Tree Oil: For a few reasons here…. first I bought this one which if you just clicked on it you know it is ESSENTIAL OIL not a face oil - bad moment. But when I finally got the right one I felt like it was better for little spots and not Cystic Acne like I had. I don’t know this was recommended a lot but it did nothing for me.
A spot treatment: Again my face was way past putting on a little spot treatment, but I will say when I have little breakouts this one is my go-to
Hot Wash cloth: Actually made my spots HURT SO BAD. I could be sensitive but I know this is supposed to open pores and let me tell you mine were not having it.
Freaking out: Ok silly I know but I had a serious meltdown moment and let me tell you guys stress causes a lot of these bad boys, so to the best of you're ability please…. go get a facial drink LOTS OF WATER sit back and let your face just have a moment.
I hope you guys found this helpful! Next week I am going to be sharing my current skincare routine that I have been using since this episode and I am obsessed. It is perfect for keeping my skin under wraps and super moisturized. So stay tuned xo