I tried various products, and they cured some of the more serious issues. But, nothing would keep those pesky black- and whiteheads to quit from showing up.
Then, I read a book. No, not a beauty book. I was actually reading some random love story and it was talking about the beautiful “radiance” of the main character’s skin. Supposedly, she put Aloe Vera on her face every night. Idiot that I was (never attempt things you read from a fiction book), I decided to test it. The real shocker: It actually seemed to work :P
Doing this, I survived the rest of the teenage years with a clear complexion! You can usually find Aloe Vera Juice at any Wal-Mart or Health Store. If you don't find it there, you can find some bottles on Amazon.
Now, a couple of details to clear up.
- There are many Aloe Vera products out there. Many claim to be special products for the skin, and some are actually helpful. But, BEWARE!!–most will also have additives (often oil-based) that are not necessarily good for broken-out skin. For example, some have Vitamin E, but it makes your skin oily. This helps moisturize, but it also builds up the oil that causes acne problems.
- In the same vein, sometimes you will find Aloe Vera gel, but this is the wrong product. These often have things added to make it a gel instead of the juice. Even if they say 100% pure, this may mean that they have other “pure” additives.
- Aloe Vera takes a very, very, very long time to go bad (as in years). So you can get one of the big jugs, and just use it up over time.
- You may have to wait about 2-3 weeks for anything to happen; don’t give up (unless your problem gets worse). Good luck! I’m not a doctor, this may not work for you. But everyone I have recommended it too says that it works miracles for them. Hope this helps!!!