Every month right after I ovulate my face breaks out something fierce! Pimples continually pop up until just after my period ends but they are so bad that I still have the residual effects left over once my next cycles comes around. Does anyone else have this problem or know what I can do to make it not so bad?
I always got severe acne during cycles when I was a teen but never all over my face. I only had certain zones. Although now it does seem to be worse on my left side than my right. I have tried washing my face with bar soap, facial bar soap, facial cream cleansers, scrubs, even ProActiv did not work. I will be 25 in six months and thought I was way past acne and it only affected the majority of teens.
Before buying or selling any body care products, it is important to check the safety of the ingredients. I like the Skin Deep database maintained by the Environmental Working Group (the folks who publish the guide to pesticides in produce). http://www.ewg.org/
Avon and Mary Kay, among others, make a big public show of their support of breast cancer research and victims, yet refuse to stop using cancer causing ingredients in their products.
Here is how my teen handles her acne: wash your face twice a day with a very mild soap (like unscented baby soap) and a soft wash cloth; follow with a light, oil free moisturizer (she uses Lush). Once a day, before you wash your face, put on a honey mask (just honey, a great anti-bacterial). Every three days add a pinch of baking soda to the honey to exfoliate. Check back with me in two weeks and tell me how this worked.
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