Hey guys! How are you doing?
Today I am going to share with you how I cleared my super irritated acne-prone sunburned skin using only three products. Recently, I have been very stressed as I shared briefly with you in a previous post that I had a family emergency and it made my anxiety levels go really up. Thus, resulting in a total acne breakout all over my face. I also had to go and run a lot of errands under the sun which as some of you know that Hawaii sun in the summer is very penetrating on the skin and in just five minutes you will notice your skin color is about half a shade darker than before.
So, what I did was I knew I had to cut down on makeup, and also cut down on many other daily products that I use so I can give my skin some time to truly heal on its own. A little back story on my skin type, I have very sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. So, I thought the healing process would be about two to three weeks or so, but surprisingly my skin cleared up in just under a week.
The first thing to do was to calm down my irritated skin. The only thing I have in hand at that time was this one and only face mask and to my surprise it helped me a lot! This AC Clear face mask from Leaders has the effects to calm irritated skin, redness relief, sebum control and prevents breakouts. After using this face mask, I gained a whole new level of love because initially I would only use it when I have big acne problems and calming irritated skin with a sunburn problem was not one of the goals.
However, it worked and after using the face mask for about 20 minutes I saw a huge difference on the appearance of my skin. The redness has subsided and it was no longer painful to touch. I was genuinely relieved to see such a difference. After that, I proceeded to washed my face with the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. This cleanser is really gentle and refreshing for the skin and its the only cleanser I have discovered that won't cause my skin to breakout.
After using the AC Clear face mask, I decided to follow this skin care routine continuously for about two to three weeks, but the result came sooner than what I expected. I only use the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser to wash my face and I would skip on using any other products that I use in a regular basis such as a toner, serum and other moisturizers. The only moisturizer I used was this Aloe Vera Soothing Gel from Nature Republic. I am not sure if there are any Nature Republic stores in the mainland USA, but if there are I highly recommend this stuff because it is really amazing! It is multipurpose where you can use them all over your face and body. It is widely known to treat sunburns, act as a moisturizer without leaving any greasy residue (which is perfect for oily skin), and treats acne (because of these two special hormones Auxin and Gibberellins).
Keeping this skincare routine helped my face to heal very fast! I didn't experience any flaking or peeling from the sunburn. The irritation all over my skin has subsided and my acne gradually became smaller and disappeared. I didn't see any scarring also which was amazing! Helping my skin to breathe and heal on its own terms by the use of these three products, I was able to get amazing results. I skipped on using any makeup products at all and wore a very natural face the whole week while following this routine and because of that the speed of the healing process became faster. During this time it taught me to not be afraid of showing a bare face with pimples and all, because everyone is truly naturally beautiful and no strangers will remember you by your pimples anyway :P.
Life problems will happen regardless of how careful we are, but what counts is how we follow through in solving those problems. Stress levels are no fun to deal with especially when it really shows on your face. I hope that by sharing these steps with you I can help some of your skin problems especially for those who has the same skin type as I am :).
Thank you so much for being patient with me, I know I have been gone for a while ); but I am looking forward to getting back to blogging!
Thank you so much for reading and as always keep on smiling!
Much Love Rx