Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Good Fortune Soap's Skin Care, along with our Esthetician's advice is your dream team in fighting acne where it starts. When a pore gets clogged, usually with dead skin cells, you get a pimple. Bacteria can get trapped inside too, causing your skin to become red, swollen and thus, troublesome acne forms.
Do you have acne on your face, back and chest? If so, you are not alone. Sometimes it is genetics, diet, stress or hormones that creates those nasty little flair ups. Here are 12 tips from your friends at Good Fortune to help empower you to fight acne and breakouts!
Wash your face, neck, and chest twice a day and splash at least 10 times to get all of the dirt out of the pores. (Use charcoal cleanser if you are more prone to breakouts or have normal-oily skin).
Exfoliate gently with baking soda twice a week for 2 minutes, rinse, then apply pumpkin face mask on your face, neck and chest. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse, tone and moisturize. The glycolic acid helps remove built up of dead skin and clogged pores. You can also use it as a spot treatment on bumps daily as you feel them coming up.
Don't over exfoliate. This can cause breakouts! Only exfoliate one or two times a week, and avoid harsh exfoliating treatments when possible.
Use Vitamin C toner 1-2 times a day to help remove any extra dirt, oil and makeup. Plus the Vitamin C gives you antioxidants which help fight free radicals.
We recommend also using your Vitamin C toner to clean your phone every day. After you are done cleaning your face, simply use the same cotton ball to wipe off your phone. Cleaning your phone daily will help stop chin and cheek acne. It's also a good idea to frequently wash your pillowcases. Your pillowcases are the final resting place for dead skin cells, daily pollutants and oils that can easily irritate gentle skin while clogging your pores.
Don't touch your face. Your fingers are dirty. Picking your acne and/or resting your face in your palm will only make it worse.
Don't squeeze your acne. This usually leads to further inflammation, which makes the acne look worse and last longer.
Tea Tree Essential Oil: Use 1 drop of pure tea tree essential oil and dab on acne spots. Another option is rolling our Tea Tree Blemish Stick on all areas that are broken out. Tea tree helps kill the bacteria and the roll on has organic aloe juice that helps soothe the redness and inflammation.
Back Acne: Try our Peppermint Tea Tree Faucet Soap. The tea tree and peppermint essential oils help disinfect breakouts and the mesh bags exfoliates your skin to help unclog pores on your back, shoulders and chest.
Cystic Acne: Most people either have cystic acne, or not. Keep your skin-care routine as simple as possible and follow it religiously. Using our unscented organic skin care is a great way to keep your pH balanced and will cause less flair ups.
Get a facial at least twice a year and seasonally if you can. We only use organic skin care in our facials, so you leave with a natural glow!