Growing up as an active girl who has a lot of activities in a day made me forget to take care of my skin. I rarely wash my face and directly went to bed once I get home, because I was thinking I will do it tomorrow when I take a shower. I never know what is moisturizer, cleanser, toner and all those things related to skin care. I was just a tomboy girl who likes to play drum and do acting on the stage.
My surrounding begun to put an image that I am a girl with acne, and it hurts me because I never want this thing happen in my life. I remember one of my classmate shout on my face and telling “you are ugly! see how many islands you have on your face”. It shocked me and I can’t forget about it until now.
When I was in senior high school my acne was the worst ever. I was having a boiled-shrimp-skin-like. My face was just red and plum like after sauna and also oily nay big pores. I felt so embarrassed with my face. My confident so low but I try to make the condition like nothing happen, yet inside me I was broken.
One day I met a lady who claim her self as a beautician. She come to me and ask me to come to her salon and get the treatment for my face. Without further do I said yes and I came to her salon in the next couple days. There she was giving me some kind of treatment for my acne from scrubbing, poking my acne with something like vacuum for acne and blackhead. Honestly I never done things like this before. My face was still virgin, no one ever touch it accept me. So the treatment true or not I had no idea.
After couple of days I realize something wrong happen to my face. The acne become even more than before. I was so panic when I knew the acne come until my neck which I didn’t have before. I was freak out. I did a big mistake not once but twice. My low knowledge bring me back to that lady and ask her why my skin getting worse than before, and she was easily said “it’s normal, your acne was just all out, after this you will get nice skin”. I don’t know why that time I was believing her and go through the second treatment with her. I was crying when she popped out my acne with that vacuum machine because it hurts so bad.
After I got the second treatment from her and she said my skin gonna be fine after that, I didn’t see any improvement. I was stop hoping and was thinking “okay, maybe this is my destiny to have such an ugly face as people always told me”.
After so long break with my hope to get better skin, I decided to have another chance but this time I would use natural way straight from the plant. Surprise.. surprise.. It works. So here how I clean my acne naturally.
- Aloe Vera Gel
I used aloe vera gel which I scrap off from the leaf and I put onto my face almost everyday. 30 minutes in the afternoon before I take afternoon shower. Sometime I didn’t have passion to scrap it and put in a bowl and I would just cur the edges and scrub the gel onto my face directly and leave it around 30 minutes. It made my acne calm and the dry skin around the acne not so patchy.
2. Cucumber Puree
I used cucumber puree almost every night and rinse off after 30 minutes, once I rinse them off, Omg! What a nice face I have. The skin so bright and hydrated,smooth, it just perfect. I just want to touch it always but I keep my finger away cause I don’t wanna break the cake. LOL
3. Egg mask
Some people will only use the egg white for mask, but I used both of them. I used the egg white as mask and wait until it dried and I rinse it off then I put the egg yolk as mask right after. Wait until the yolk dry too around 30 minutes. You tell me after you try this one. I used this mask not in everyday basis, just once a week because this mask need more time and I have patient.
4. Cinnamon Powder
I used this mask after I notice my acne gone and just the scar left behind. I never used this when I have acne. I used 1 tbs cinnamon powder and diluted with rose water until I get like-paste consistency then I put onto my face and wait around 30 minutes or until dry and rinse off. I used it only once a week. Cinnamon makes your face heat so if you feel not sure don’t ever try. I use this for treating the scars from acne. Here I have a video for cinnamon mask. Check it out!
5. Lime Juice
I read lots of article said lemon or lime juice can threaten acne and make it gone. So I tried this. I notice something with this. My acne was reduce little bit but it made my skin more oily and my pores bigger also my skin becoming dry around my cheek and forehead. My skin also become flaky. So whether this work or not i think it has side effect when it worked. So i never used this method again.
You need to remember, these are all will not be working if you don’t wash your face before you sleep. Now my skin has no acne anymore because I keep the routine to wash my face before I sleep even I am so lazy or sleepy cause I don’t wanna go back to the time where people mocked me because my acne.
For you who still fighting with acne there will be the way to conquer this annoying thing. As long as you keep trying and optimistic with your hope. I can have my better skin now even the dip scars still there but at lease I have no acne on my face anymore. One more tips from me before I end this post, Never ever poke or pop the acne by your bare fingers, because you will have dip scars like I have and to make this scar gone is not as simple as making the acne gone. So be patient and keep in the right path when you did it, it’s all worth it.