I used to suffer from pretty bad acne for about 8 years. My skin was generally red and inflamed looking with cysts and scars. I had tried almost every product on the market with no success. I began to think that there must be something deeper than this superficial problem.
I gave up all chemical products on my face and just began using water. After doing this for about 2 months my skin started to change and instead of angry cysts I would have more superficial blemishes that would disappear after a day or 2. It was a fantastic improvement!
Overtime, however, my skin was starting to get quite dry and needed some cleansing/ exfoliation. So I started just washing my face once every other day so that my natural skin moisture would balance out the dryness. I also started using a sandalwood paste as a cleanser and gentle exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells. I will share more about sandalwood and the paste I make in the next blog post, but with only 2 ingredients it is very simple indeed!
This is my current routine and my skin has never looked better! I still have some spots here and there, as genetically my skin is more prone, but not to the level of aggravation I had before.