We expect to leave acne breakouts behind us as we move out of puberty, into young adults, and on to middle aged. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve said, or heard people say, “what am I?… 16?” in that frustrated tone implying that pimples should have stopped plaguing our skin long ago. Learn how to treat your skin and find the acne help you’re looking for using the following items that are found in your grocery store!
Sea Salt, See Clear Skin
The quest for clear skin is an on-going life process, starting in puberty and continuing through adulthood. Even though adolescence might be over, adult acne can continue to still plague many people. And to make matters worse, in addition to combating pimples, now the battle with wrinkles starts to happen. So what does that mean when it comes to skin care at this stage in life? It’s time to find skin treatments that don’t cause drying (which results in more wrinkles), but are still effective in resolving acne issues.
That’s where Sea Salt comes into play. Known for its natural antibacterial properties and its remarkable ability to draw out impurities and toxins from the skin (the largest organ on your body), it works wonders for reducing acne, increasing skin regeneration (which helps dead skin cells turnover at a faster rate, leading to healthier looking skin), and acts as a natural exfoliant.
The minerals in Sea Salt help balance your skin, ensuring your natural moisture will be retained in your cells. The next time you’re at your local grocery store, pick up a bottle of Sea Salt (Dead Sea Salt is best). Mix the granules in your hand with some warm water or jojoba oil, apply it directly to your face, and leave on (like a mask) for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with cold water. It’s as simple as that.
Fight Oil with Oil
I had struggled with acne for 20 years and found that the oil cleansing method (OCM) is excellent. Mix equal parts castor oil and jojoba oil and apply by rubbing onto a dry face. Wet a washcloth with hot water, wring it out and lay it on your face for one to two minutes to steam your face and cleanse pores. Rinse and repeat three to four times. Follow with a mild facial cleanser to remove excess oil on top of the skin if you wish.
Drying cleansers and soaps strip your skin of oil which leads your skin to produce more oil, clogged pores and acne. By giving the skin oil it normalizes oil production and stops the overproduction of oil and the clogged and inflamed pores that come with it. Skin should clear within one to two weeks.
What is your favorite adult acne remedy that keeps your breakouts at bay?