It’s a common myth—and a widely accepted one—that acne is a problem only for youngsters. According to everyone, blemishes are a problem for teenagers, but not for adults.
So why do so many adults still have issues with oily skin?
Probably because acne is a universal problem that doesn’t distinguish in age, and it’s time we find a permanent solution.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to say goodbye to skin troubles and hello to a permanently clear, healthy complexion.
And it turns out, it’s pretty easy to achieve, as long as you follow this simple trick.
First things first, we have to understand acne to fix it. It’ not necessarily a fun topic, in fact it’s something that most people are ashamed to discuss, but at one time or another, it affects everyone, so let’s get to the bottom of it.
Part of the reason for the myth of teenagers and zits is because teenagers do naturally have more oily skin than adults, and they get acne in the traditional t-zone around the forehead and nose.
Because our bodies level out once we reach adulthood, many people do experience an improvement in skin quality, contributing even more to the ‘zits are a teenager problem’ falsehood.
However, just like in youth, changes in hormones can cause surges in oil and irritated skin. For adults, it’s much more common to have acne and irritated skin around the chin and lower edges of the face, because this is the area that is the most sensitive.
There is an easy way to fix it though. The first step is acknowledging that everyone deals with skin issues at one time or another and recognizing that you have to help your skin be as healthy as possible.
How do you do this?
Well, the number one greatest secret to healthy skin might surprise you.
It’s a face mask!
Now, before you lose faith, this isn’t your average face mask.
This is one that you’re going to make for yourself, and it has all the ingredients you need for a permanently healthy complexion.
Unlike the store-bought options that have questionable ingredients and only claim to do one thing at a time, your facemask can do it all—moisturize, kill bacteria, clear up oil, prevent scarring and bring brightness and health back into your skin.
By choosing the right ingredients!
The best place to start is with apple cider vinegar.
This ingredient might sound strange, but it has potent ant-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can kill off acne-causing bacteria and make it impossible for them to return.
Next, you want to add some coconut oil to your concoction.
Coconut oil also has bacteria-fighting properties, and on top of that it’s naturally soothing to the skin, bringing down redness and reducing the swelling and pain around acne.
The next element of our miracle facemask is zinc, which you can get in powdered or cream form, depending on your preference.
Just a dash of zinc will help boost your immune system to fight bacteria, and the nutrient will feed your skin and help it become full and supple.
Plus, zinc wards off sun damage that can cause future skin irritation and subsequent breakouts!
Next, you want to add some tea tree oil (just a splash!), as this miracle nutrient clears out pores, gets rid of dead skin, decreases irritation, and fights bacteria.
The last ingredient you’ll want to add is a small handful of matcha powder. It’s commonly used as an artisan coffee drink ingredient, but matcha actually has incredible healing properties that can help you keep your skin fresh and clear forever.
Matcha helps boost the immune system, increases your metabolism, and is a natural stimulant that can have an incredible brightening and tightening effect on your skin.
Plus, mixing some of this amazing powder in with your mask will give it the perfect consistency!
Once you’ve mixed together our miracle mask, all you have to do is apply it and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
When you rinse your face, make sure to do it gently with room temperature water, as the skin around any blemishes is likely sensitive from our treatment. Then, pat dry—never wipe!—and let your skin work its magic!
The frequency at which you apply your mask is completely up to you, depending on your skin’s health. The most important thing is to keep up with this incredible treatment even after you see improvements.
Just like you have to replenish your body with food for more energy, you have to replenish your skin with new nutrients to help it keep fighting off blemishes.
I can promise you though, as long as you use this mask, your skin will have everything it needs to be vibrant and glowing, permanently!