I’ve had acne my whole life.
It hasn’t been bad. I know it could be a lot worse. But it was bad enough to cause me self confidence issues. Especially since even as a teen I refused to use cover up. Even if I did, those babies were huge. And often painful.
My doctor prescribed all sorts of creams, and over time I would find products and regimines that my skin mostly responded to. But I still always had blemishes. And those treatments were harsh on my skin. My skin was always dry and tight, and flaky in the winter. Yet within two hours of washing my face, it managed to be crazy oily at the same time!
It would be nice if I could just have skin like those people in the commercials, right?
Things got better when I began to use more natural products, but I still struggled. Then I found the solution.
Essential Oils for Acne
And not just essential oils, but oil in general. Have you heard about the oil cleansing method? The first time I tried this, I was amazing by how great my skin felt the next morning! It was not dry, flaky, or chapped. And it wasn’t oily.
This blew my mind. I put oil on my skin, and it wasn’t oily? For the first time in my life, my skin was balanced. But it got better. Because I discovered the Clear Skin blend from doTERRA.
This blend of black cumin seed oil, rosewood, melaleuca, eucalyptus, geranium, and lemongrass essential oils is kind of the greatest thing ever. It comes in a roller bottle for easy application, and I dilute it 1:1 in fractionate coconut oil so that it doesn’t dry out my skin too much.
Now, I barely use anything on my skin. In the morning and night, I rub the Clear Skin onto blemishes and my problem areas. 3 nights a week, I oil cleanse with fractionate coconut oil that I had put a little bit of frankincense in it. I love how frankincense helps with cell repair and healing my skin! It takes care of what years of acne have left behind.
Now, I don’t expect you to just take my word for it that these two small things have been more amazingly helpful for my skin. While you can’t see the improvement in texture and balance, I am going to show you not one, but the two worst pictures of me in existence. So please ignore my gross hair (the way my hair looks in these pictures has nothing to do with water washing – that’s just how my hair looks), lack of facial expression, and just general ickiness.
Instead, focus on how fewer blemishes I have and the fact that I am wearing no make up in either picture. These pictures were taken a couple months apart.
You can see that my skin isn’t perfect. Healing acne takes more than just finding a product that works for you. The best and most consistent way to heal acne and truly achieve clear skin is to go on a clean eating diet. Going on an elimination diet and cutting out nightshades was a huge help for cleaning up my acne! And my diet hasn’t been great this school year, giving the need for a great acne remedy!
I love Clear Skin because not only does it clear up blemishes and keep them away, but it also nourishes my skin. It doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and it brings balance rather than the junk that used to make my skin oily and dry at the same time. I don’t ever want to give this little stick up!
What to learn more? Watch the video I recorded about Clear Skin or read more about essential oils here.