I don’t know what’s worse. The angry red, oozy pimples that take over your face and rob you of your self-esteem or the harsh treatments that turn your skin as dry as sandpaper – and lead to more acne down the line. Ugh. Isn’t there a way to get rid of acne naturally?
Yes. Just ask Lukelady which wrote an article teach you how to get rid of acne. In this interview, Lukelady shares the skincare routine, including the top tips for clear skin and the lifestyle habits that have made her acne-free: share a true story of Tracy, what’s acne, which gets serious acne and how to get rid of it.
When did you become interested in skincare?
I became interested in skincare back in 2010 when my skin broke out in severe acne. Of course, I was totally devastated, and I turned to holistic acne treatment and natural skincare to treat it.
What’s your skincare routine like?
It’s very minimal and gentle with a heavy emphasis on moisturizing. I learned early on that the more aggressive or drying your routine, the worse results you’d get. I actually just wash my face with water twice a day (I wear little to no makeup), and then I have three steps to my moisturizing routine.
If you could use only 3 skincare products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Since I have three steps to my moisturizing, it’s those three products/steps that I would choose to use for the rest of my life. They are:
While my face is still wet from washing, I apply a Vitamin C serum (the SAP/sodium ascorbyl phosphate form). Specifically, I’m using a product called “All Natural Advice – Vitamin C anti-aging serum“. Note that SAP is not only great for anti-aging but super powerful against acne too.
Immediately after I apply the Vitamin C serum, I apply a homemade mix of high-quality aloe vera gel, and glycerin. This my humectant step for bringing in moisture. My skin LOVES this. It’s never felt so good as after I started using glycerin in my routine.
Finish it up with a couple of drops of homemade oil and essential oil mix to seal all the moisture in and add nutrients. There’s a lot of stuff in my mix, but it isn’t exactly fixed. I play around with it. But what’s in it right now is argan oil, tamanu oil, red raspberry seed oil, and for essential oils: frankincense, lavender, myrrh, and I think helichrysum.
My routine has evolved a lot over the years, but I really think I might stick with this basic format for the rest of my life (and not just because you asked ;). My skin feels great.