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How To Properly Take Care of Acne Prone or Oily Skin

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The proper steps to clean the face (you may want to include the neck and chest as well) are:

Morning:

  1. Use a facial cleanser (oil free). BE SURE TO ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP FIRST. Place a  bit of the cleanser (about the size of a nickel) on the palm of your hands, apply all over your face, neck and even the chest. Be sure to wash behind your ears as well. Wash off with warm water.
  2. Take a piece of fresh cotton, apply a bit of toner on it, and clean your entire face, be sure to do so behind your ears as well.
  3. Apply an oil free face cream. For women, always apply a face cream on before applying makeup. We encourage you use sunscreen as well before applying your makeup.

Night time (before showering, or during the shower):

  1. Use a facial cleanser (oil free). BE SURE TO ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP FIRST. Place a bit of the cleanser (about the size of a nickel) on the palm of your hands, apply all over your face, neck and even the chest. Be sure to wash behind your ears as well. Wash off with warm water.
  2. Use an exfoliator to scrub away oils and excess debris . Look for a papaya enzyme exfoliator.
  3. Apply an oil free face cream. For women, always apply a face cream on before applying makeup on.

Once a week (twice, if you’re up to it) give yourself a mini facial:

First, steam the face (recipe and directions here). Second, use a masque after you’ve followed the above night-time steps.

Second, apply the masque and wash off with a towel. Use the directions on the back of the jar.

You can find these types of products in your local health food store. No matter which country you live in, these types of products (that are not harsh on your skin) are available to you. Follow the guidelines of ingredients we listed above.