This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small compensation if you choose to purchase from a link with no extra cost to you.
For the last 3 months, I have been testing out a natural way to help calm my hormonal acne, and minimize my breakouts. I literally want to shout from the rooftops because I finally found something that works after two years of horrible cystic breakouts on my chin, and it only takes four simple, natural products!
Here’s a little background to get us started…
Ever since my daughter was born a little over two years ago, I have suffered from some nasty hormonal acne. I usually only get it on my chin and sometimes around my temples certain times of my monthly cycle, but at one point it was so bad that I was starting to notice some serious scarring! During that time I tried so many different acne treatments, and they only seemed to work for a couple of weeks, or just make it way worse almost immediately. After doing some research, and realizing that my acne is most likely caused by a hormone imbalance, I threw away all of my strong chemical acne medication and headed out to buy some all natural goodness! My thought process was that all of these acids and chemicals were probably only hurting the natural balance of my skin, which was just making my skin inflamed.
I came across this article from Liz Marie Blog and based my skin care routine from hers. After a couple of months of testing and changing the routine a little, I can say I have finally found the best skin care routine I have EVER had.
So, here are those magical ingredients:
Yep! Coconut oil, witch hazel, and tea tree oil! I am still playing around with finding a natural moisturizer that I like as well, because the grapeseed oil as suggested in the article did not agree with my skin. I did not want to suggest the moisturizer I am currently using, because I am not really satisfied with it, but once I find one that I am satisfied with, I will be sure to share!
Daily Facial Cleansing Routine*
- I splash my face with warm water, and scoop out a chunk of coconut oil about the size of a quarter. I rub that all over my face and in the acne prone areas for about 20-30 seconds.
- I then take a warm washcloth and scrub my face in circles for about another 20 seconds before finally rinsing all of the excess oil from my face.
- I dry my face and apply the witch hazel with a cotton ball.
- Apply a VERY small amount of tea tree essential oil to the tip of a q-tip and onto any breakout areas I have.
- And finally, I moisturize!
I do this routine every morning, and at night right before bed. The acne on my face has decreased significantly. I definitely did not realize that the harsh acne cleansers were just making my acne worse by over-drying and irritating my skin.
I would also like to point out that it took at least a month before my face started to get better, and it actually got worse first! I would highly suggest if you choose to try a natural skin care routine, that you stick with it for a month or so before changing it. It takes your body a while to adjust to the changes but it will be so worth it once you find what works best for you!
It was extremely clear that all of the drug store junk I was scrubbing my face with was completely over-drying it and making it way worse than it should have been. I am so happy that I have found a more natural alternative, and I hope that I can help someone else by sharing this information!
*Please remember that I am not a Medical Doctor. My blog is for informational purposes only, and what I write is just personal opinion. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a professional.