Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Clear Up Chest Acne

A few months ago I started to get really bad breakouts on my chest.  I had always had to be careful with the skin on my chest because it was very temperamental, sensitive, and oily, but I began to experience steady acne like never before.  I felt gross and wanted to constantly wear shirts that had higher necklines (thankfully it was during winter so this was possible).  I really wanted to clear it up and went to work looking up remedies for chest acne.  After some web research, experimentation, and knowledge from prior experiences I came up with a combination of products that cleared up my chest breakouts quickly and has kept them at bay since.

This Clearasil wash is very strong and literally stops oil in it's tracks.

I had remembered having good success with Dickinson's Witch Hazel when I was younger and having some oil issues.

I read online (and of course I cannot remember where) that Aloe Vera was really good at healing acne; I had also noticed that with previous treatments I was drying out my skin and knew this would help to moisturize it.

RoutineThe trick to this routine is to treat your skin while not drying it out. You need to cleanse (with either wash or toner) twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) and then moisturize. When you shower wash your chest with the Clearasil and moisturize with the aloe when you get out. When you do not shower (so if you shower in the morning you'll do this at night, if you shower at night you'll do this in the morning, and if you skip a shower you do this once in the morning and once at night) you put witch hazel on a cotton ball and use it to wipe off your chest. Allow the witch hazel to dry and apply the aloe. If you're having a particularly bad breakout do a spot mask (apply the mask only to the pimples on your chest), I recommend Proactiv Refining Mask, and when you remove the mask put coconut oil on the pimples. If you do not want to do the mask you can just do the coconut oil to heal the pimples.

This combination has done wonders for the skin on my chest.  I saw results with this routine in a few days and it has really helped to keep my skin clear.  Let me know if you have any questions!

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