My skin is so happy I found this product.
I was as acne sufferer for 14 years. This is one product that finally helped keep me clear.
I use it as a makeup remover. It removes even waterproof mascara with ease.
I apply a few small drops in the palm of my hand and dab it on my eyes. Gently rub my makeup as it dissolves. If my skin has been extra dry, I just rinse with water and pat dry. Leaving a little oil on my skin keeps it stay soft for the day. I don't need much as I'm prone to looking greasy.
My favorite thing to use as facial cleanser is
Dr. Bronner's tea tree oil liquid soap. The tea tree oil also has helped to keep my skin clear. But this soap can feel a little drying and that's why I apply jojoba oil first then use only a little bit to rinse it off -if I feel I need to rinse.
I wear only iamgreenminded.com 's mineral makeup. All the makeup she sells is rated 0 on the comedogenic scale.
So that's it. Aside from occasionally using trader joe's head to toe balm in the winter if I experience very dry skin, I'm only using jojoba oil and castile soap. The rest of my acne treatment is internal.
*I should note I also don't use shampoo or conditioners unless it's natural. I do a little diluted Dr Bronner's and rinse with apple cider vinegar.
By internal treatments I mean I don't eat a lot of sugar, like I usually go a few weeks where I don't eat any sugar at all of any kind except from fresh fruits. I never eat processed prepared meals so I can control what goes into my body.
I also take the following supplements:
*Evening primrose oil -helps balance my hormones so I don't get breakouts around my period.
*Salmon oil -these seem to help with keeping my skin from being dry. Fish oils have a lot of benefits not just for skin. I like these pills because they're 100% wild salmon oil.
*Biotin -great for growing hair long, and long strong nails, and my skin seems to like it too. some people say taking biotin breaks them out, but this works for me.
-all are from trader joe's
*Tumeric pills - taking Tumeric really helps calm inflammation. I found these on amazon. I also cook with the spice to keep up my intake.
Take it from me I have tried everything and been prescribed every acne treatment in existence. I've spent hundreds to thousands of dollars trying to treat it.
Unfortunately acne and other skin problems are so personal and what works for me will not work for everyone. But I do encourage you to treat it internally with a healthy diet and definitely try evening primrose oil if you experience around your period. This can help see much with hormones.
Also look up the comedogenic ratings of the ingredients in everything you put on your face. Makeup, cleanser, creams, sunscreen, even shampoo and conditioner as they can leave film on your skin. Find products that are 1-0 on the scale.
I've done my homework. And my skin is so happy I did.