I had great skin up until I was approximately 22 years old. That when I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son. I'm not sure what changed in my body or what not but it was completely embarrassing to me.
For the last 9 years I have been fighting, trying to find some type of regimen to get this cleared up. I tried Proactiv, Murad, soap and water, neutrogena, noxema, facial masks, lotions, moisturizers, Mango and apricot products, you name it I probably tried it. (The one thing I won't try is Accutane, too many horror stories.) I always end up with swollen facial skin near the acne and it was really tender.
Recently I came across this site and decided maybe going natural would be beneficial. I am tired of everything I try either is too harsh for my skin or I find out I'm allergic to yet another chemical thrown in the mix. I decided to try The aspirin toner, and the honey and cinnamon paste. I added a moisturizer made of Extra virgin olive oil, Vitamin E, and Tea Tree oil. I still use dove for a facial bar but am going to use an oatmeal and milk cleanser once I get the ingredients.
Since I have been using these recipes, I notice decrease in swelling, my skin doesn't feel as irritated or dry. Less infection on and under my skin and it looks like the acne is starting to clear. I am very happy about that :-)!!! It has only been about a week and a half but formation is 2 weeks. We'll see in about 3 weeks if this does the trick. I really want my skin back!
I also wanted to say thank you With a Huge THANK YOU for having these recipes online to share, I was at my whits end trying to find something to help me.
Wow, Lisa, your story is so touching! I am so glad something I shared is helping you at least a bit. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it :)