Step 1 Cleanse with Oil
Although it seems logical to want to wash off the excess oils on your skin, this can actually cause more oil to be produced. When you strip your skin's natural oils off, the skin can become confused into producing more oil to compensate. You can trick your skin into producing less oil by cleansing it with a non-comedogenic oil instead of soap. Massage 1 tsp. of olive oil onto your skin, then drape a steaming washcloth over the oil. The heat from the washcloth will open your pores, allowing the oil to penetrate deeply. The olive oil will then combine with dirt and impurities. When you wipe off the oil, you will remove the impurities as well without drying out your skin.
Step 2 Scrub with Soda
Baking soda is naturally alkaline, and can be used to kill of bacteria and remove dead skin cell from your skin. Dead skin cells can trap in bacteria and excess oil, resulting in acne. Simply combine 1 tsp. of baking soda with 1/2 tsp. of water in your hand, then massage it onto your skin for about 30 seconds. Rinse your skin with water.
Step 3 Spot Treat with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial. This means that it can kill off acne as well as its chemical counterparts, like benzoyl peroxide. Dip a cotton swab into tea tree oil, then dip it again into water to dilute it. Dab the diluted oil onto your effected skin three times per day to clear up acne spots.
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