Acne is something nobody likes. Whether you’re 13 or 25, it’s torture for its sufferers. I’m a 24 year old victim. I’ve been in chains since I was 12. Not only have I struggled with year round pizza face and the monthly mother nature outbreak, but I’ve also been a victim of cystic acne. This is next to impossible to get rid of.
I’ve faced all of the embarrassing visits to the dermatologist and have been given all the creams and medications. Nothing has worked. In a society where beauty is everything, this can be devastating. I was so desperate, in fact, that I signed up for the monthly expensive acne systems that automatically drafted my account on the first of every month. Even those treatments only worked moderately well. It just wasn’t enough.
Living on a median income and having to feed a family of four, this expense was difficult to justify. So, in my act of desperation, I went Googling. I wasn’t looking for anymore miracle creams or face washes I couldn’t afford. I was looking for at-home remedies. I found a webpage that recommended using three, all natural, and super-cheap ingredients. Ready for it?
- 1 cup water.
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar.
- a few drops of tea tree oil.
Mix all three ingredients and store in a spray bottle.
The smell of tea tree oil is very strong, almost unbearable, but at this point I was willing to try anything.
After pouring it into the bottle, give it a good swirl, spray on a cotton pad, and wipe the acne-affected areas. The smell does fade completely after 10 minutes of use. I used this remedy twice a day on my face: in the morning before applying makeup and in the evening after washing my face. Like some miracle, within a week I was almost completely cured! After two weeks, not a trace.
Total cost for about six months’ worth–drum roll please…$10! Oftentimes I even put a few drops of tea tree oil into my warm bath water and soak for 20 minutes. Everybody’s skin is different; not everything works for everyone. Before you go burning your skin off with fire and gasoline, give this all natural remedy a try. It worked great for me. I hope it’s your cheap miracle, too!
This has been a guest post by Kristin from Savannah, GA
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