A lot of people compliment me on my skin and sometimes I really have no clue why because well, I have bad skin. At least to me. I mean I break out all the damn time, I hate my black heads, I get so frustrated with my face in general. I've been battling this since High School. So anyone else who goes through it, I feel you so much. It's a nightmare waking up every morning nervous if I don't know something happened to my face overnight. My skin got so bad when I was in college I went on birth control just to fix it, and it did, but I had horrible side effects so I had to stop.
In my journey I've learned a few things about my face: it's not only about what you wash your face with but what you put into your body. When I drink it's usually accompanied with breaking out, why? Because my liver is gross so my skin is gross (thank you liver detox tea). If I eat too much greasy food, I get white heads. I've been trying to years to get myself 100% healthy but with my lifestyle I guess it's been difficult. I've found that a lot a lot of water and lemon tea helps so much though.
Other little tricks- cleaning your phone with alcohol every few days, washing your pillow cases every few days, and do not pick at or touch your face. That's so hard for me, but just stop it.
Aside from all of that stuff, THIS IS WHAT REALLY HELPED ME:
I found this brand, Juice Beauty at Whole Foods in the summer. It's made out of organic juice products and they have a lot of products. This combo has worked best for my skin but over the past few months I've been trying out the normal cleanser and whatnot and they all are awesome. I really like the exfoliating cleanser for the night though, gets off all the makeup and gunk. A bit of a side note, but this stuff smells so awesome too.
At night I use the exfoliator, then put on the blemish clearing serum and let it dry, after that I put on the moisturizer. Also, if I had a pimple that is annoying me or something I use Tea Tree Oil as a spot treatment. I'd put that on after my serum has dried and before the moisturizer.
Tea Tree Oil from what I've read naturally kills bacteria, and it's so good for acne. I like all these products because they're more natural. I've tried just about everything when it comes to skin care, and the over processed things do nothing for me but cause more irritation. I like to try to keep it as natural as possible now. I hope you guys get to try some of this stuff.
So Juice Beauty might not be for you, but something else that I also use usually in the morning is Jojoba Oil. Your face can actually get too clean, don't quote me actually, I don't know how but I've read that so many times. Like, you can actually wash your face too much. So in the morning most of the times I don't wash my face with Juice Beauty instead I kind of wipe it down with a wash cloth and Jojoba Oil. There was a point in time where my skin went through a weird overly oily but yet really really dry and flakey phase. I used Jojoba Oil nightly and it ended within a week. This stuff is awesome I don't know why. I put it in my hair, I use it as lotion for eczima prone areas, I really think everyone should just have some on deck especially for the dry cold winter. Once again, awesome stuff.
Well, that's my general skin care regime. You guys can really ask me about any of this stuff because I know personally the feeling of not wanting to be up close looking at someone because you don't want them to see your skin. It sucks, but we're young and our bodies and hormones are still crazy so just try natural stuff look up home cures and learn what your skin needs. It gets better!