How To Use Kangen Water

Kangen Water Machine

68 EVERYDAY USES OF KANGEN WATER

ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTH & AFFORDABILITY IN MY INDIANA HOUSEHOLD 

SPECIFIC KANGEN WATER USES

SKIN CONDITION REMEDIES: 

Condition – Acne: 1. Rinse with pH 11.5 Strong Alkaline Water to remove excess oils from the skin. 2. Cleanse with non-soap cleanser and pH 4-6 Mild Acidic Water. 3. With a cotton swab dab pH 2.5 Strong Acidic Water on any active blemishes or broken skin. 4. Tone with pH 4-6 Water in a glass bottle with a fine spray mister. 5. Repeat morning and bedtime. 6. Tone multiple times per day to keep skin hydrated. 

Condition – Eczema and Psoriasis: 1. Rinse with pH 11.5 Strong Alkaline Water to remove excess oils from the skin. 2. Cleanse with non-soap cleanser and pH 4-6 MildAcidic Water. 3. With a cotton swab dab 2.5 Strong Acid Water on any broken skin. 4. Tone with 5.5 Beauty Water in a glass bottle with a fine spray mister. 5. Repeat morning and bedtime. 6. Tone multiple times per day to keep skin hydrated. 

Condition – Rashes and Burns: 1. Rinse with pH 11.5 Strong Alkaline Water to remove excess oils from the skin. 2. Cleanse with non-soap cleanser and pH 4-5 Mild Acidic Water. 3. With a cotton swab dab 2.5 Strong Acid Water on any broken skin. 4. Tone with pH 4-6 Mild Acidic Water in a glass bottle with a fine spray mister. 5. Repeat morning and bedtime. 6. Tone multiple times per day to keep skin hydrated. 

Condition – Diaper Rash: 1. Cleanse with non-soap cleanser and pH 4-5 Mild Acidic Water & pat dry. 2. With a cotton swab dab 2.5 Strong Acid Water on any broken skin and let dry. 3. Hydrate the skin with pH 4-6 Mild Acidic Water in a glass bottle with a fine spray mist setting. 4. Repeat after each diaper change. Diaper rash begins with urine and feces that are too acidic. To prevent diaper rash begin by making certain that your baby is properly hydrated with pH 8.5-9.5 Alkaline Drinking Water. Next, replace baby wipes with a container filled with soft cloths or unbleached paper towels and Mild Acidic Water. Use to cleanse diaper area each time you change your baby, pat dry and then apply a very fine mist to the skin. This assists in keeping the pH of the skin balanced. 

Caution—Step Away From The Antiperspirant: Sweat is one of your body’s natural methods for ridding itself of toxins, so stopping that natural function can create a serious backlash in your lymphatic system. Odors are simply bacteria thriving in the dark, damp area. So to stop the odor simply mist with pH 2.5 Strong Acid Water. If you tend to sweat a lot keep a small spray bottle in your purse or desk drawer for occasional touch-ups throughout the day.  

11.5PH WATER STRONG KANGEN

1. GOOD NIGHT SLEEP: Drink 1/2-1 ounce of 11.5 before bedtime to help release Melatonin for a great night sleep

2. EYEWASH: Rinse eyes with an eyecup. Upon removing the eyecup from its packaging, soak in Strong Acid Water (pH 2.5) for 1-2 minutes to clean and disinfect. Rinse the eye cup thoroughly with Strong Alkaline Water (pH 11.5) Fill the cup, following package directions, with Strong Alkaline Water (pH 11.5) Place cup firmly around one eye, keeping your eye open, tilt your head back and gently roll your eye as though you were attempting to look up, down, and from side to side. Continue this for approximately 1 minute. Now that you have completed one eye, toss the water away. Rinse the eye cup thoroughly with Strong Acid Water (pH 2.5) Repeat steps for your other eye. To maintain healthy eyes follow this protocol 1-3 times per week. When working to improve any eye condition, follow this protocol at least 2 times daily and up to 10 times per day. 

3. GREASE IN EYE: Spray 11.5 as needed to soothe and heal the eye. 

4. Makeup REMOVER: Spray on eyes to dissolve and remove makeup. 

5. PUFFY EYES: Spray on to eyes to reduce puffiness. 

6. HOT BATH SOAK: Use one gallon of 11.5 added right at the end of filling the tub. This replaces Epsom Salts or any other remedy. This works even better if you have the Anespa from Enagic. 

7. ALLERGIES, COLD SYMPTOMS, SNORING: Use as a nasal wash when sinuses are plugged. Due to the reduction in inflammation of nasal passages this technique can also reduce snoring! 

8. BUG SPRAY REPELLENT, SUNBURN, PAIN, BUG BITES, SWELLING: Spray or soak areas with a towel soaked in 11.5 and keep wet by adding small amounts of 11.5 to the towel for a minimum of 30 minutes twice a day…better if one hour twice daily. 

9. HEAT BURN, INDIGESTION, FOOD POISONING, STOMACH FLU: Drink ¼ cup FRESH 11.5 immediately followed by 25 ounces of 9.5 then do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes. Repeat the next day only if necessary. 

10. ARTHRITIS, GOUT, MUSCLE SORENESS OR TISSUE INJURIES: Since high alkalinity draws out acids, you can utilize 11.5 to soak in to “pull out” acids associated with inflammation, injury and pain. 

11. HANGOVERS & MIGRAINES: can prevent hangovers, as soon as feel migraine coming on, drink several ozs. 

12. CHEMOTHERAPY: Drink the water with chemotherapy. The benefits are that side effects are lessened, it reverses metabolic acidosis, and the antioxidants are good for any point on chemo. Put 11.5 on the skin twice a day for burns from chemo. 

13. STROKE: Drink as much as able if feel a stroke coming on to provide potent alkalinity to overcome severe acidosis causing the stroke. 

14. FRUITS & VEGGIES: Soak for a minimum of 5 minutes to clean off pesticides. 

15. ICE CUBES: To help off-set acidic drinks. 

16. RICE, BEAN, LEGUMES: Soak for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse clean with low flow 9.5. 

17. MEATS: Soak all for 5 to 10 minutes for cleaning and tenderizing. 

18. LAUNDRY SOAP: Use 1 to 2 quarts per load in place of laundry soap. Works beautifully for greasy smells like Fast-food Restaurant work clothes. 

19. STAINS ON CLOTHES, RUGS, CARPETS: Use as a degreaser for any type of cleaning. Clean oil based stains by soaking the area and letting sit for 10 to 20 minutes and then blot out of carpets and wash if laundry stain as mentioned in step 17. 

20. CLEAN OVEN, CLOGGED SINKS & TUBS, REPLACE 409 CLEANER & DRANO: Clean with a scratch pad. Replaces 409 cleaner when dissolving grease and grime in kitchen. Use instead of Drano or other chemicals for clogged sinks and bathtubs. 

21. POLISH SILVER: Soak and polish. 

22. PAINT THINNER: After using oil-base paints, use to clean up. 

23. USE INSTEAD OF “GOO GONE”: Removes greasy, gooey, gummy, sticky problems.

2.5 PH WATER: STRONG ACID

1. KILL ALL MICROBES: Pre-rinse all fruits, vegetables and meat and let sit for one minute before soaking in 11.5. This will kill all microbes. Will also kill MRSA and infections. 

2. DISINFECTING: Use for disinfecting anything. 

3. ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAP: Use in place of anti-bacterial soap. 

4. HARD WATER SPOTS & RUST: Clean hard water spots off of chrome and rust off of metal. 

5. FACIAL LIFTING & TIGHTENING: Spray face and neck (not eyes) and rub skin upward until dry. Finish with Beauty Water to tone skin. 

6. BRUSH & GARGLE, RESOLVE PERIODONTAL DISEASE & THRUSH, PREVENT ROOT CANALS: Wait one minute and then rinse with 9.5 water for 30 seconds to restore the natural pH. This procedure will prevent or resolve periodontal disease & thrush, & avoid root canals. 

7. VOMITING: To stop vomiting take 1-2 Tbsp. 

8. OPEN WOUNDS, BURNS, INFECTIONS, STOP BLEEDING, KILLS CANDIDA: Kills bacteria and pathogens. Use on cuts, scrapes to help stop bleeding. Clean twice daily until healed. Do not use any other ointments as they only attract microbes by keeping the area moist and sticky. 

9. INFECTED SINUSES: Spray in nose 2x/day for 2 days. Wait 2 minutes, then flush with 11.5. 

10. NAIL FUNGUS: Spray twice a day or soak. 

11. PINK EYE: Spray infected eye several times through the day and will clear up. 

12. SORE THROAT, STREP THROAT, COUGH: Gargle 3-4 times per day or put in spray bottle and spray into throat. 

13. POISON IVY: Spray on infected area as often as needed. Will slow down itching and dry up poison ivy much quicker. 

14. FEVER BLISTERS, CANCER SORES: Spray or gargle to stop and dry up both. 

15. MOLES & WARTS: If you see something abnormal on your skin you may want to soak a gauze pad on a band aid with the 2.5 and apply over the area. Change the band aid at least once a day. Often this process requires 30-60 days before seeing results.   

  “CLEAN WATER”

1. Drink with meals only if necessary. 

2. Use for making baby formula.     

3. Drink with fast-dissolving medication

 ” BEAUTY WATER “

*pH is similar to rainwater* 

1. FACIAL SOAP: Clean face twice a day. Spray after cleaning. 

2. HAIR CONDITIONER: Spray hair after showering as this conditions your hair. Try not to use conditioner of any kind as this coats the hair. 

3. TONE SKIN: Use as a final rinse in a shower or bath to tone and firm skin. 

4. RASHES, DIAPER RASH: Spray on skin to soothe and heal rashes, including diaper rash. 

5. PETS: Bathe pets for more lustrous coats. 

6. PLANTS: Water indoor and outdoor plants for vigorous growth. Can revive dying plants. 

7. EGGS & PASTA: Use to boil eggs and pasta. 

8. FREEZING FOOD: Spray on foods before freezing including fish and shrimp so that foods do not lose their flavor. 

9. ANTHOCYANINS: For washing and preparing fruits and vegetables containing anthocyanins: plums, grapes, cherries, strawberries, red cabbage, eggplant, soy beans, asparagus. 

10. FABRIC SOFTENER: Use in rinse cycle during laundry. One gallon per load. 

11. EYEGLASSES: Clean lenses. 

12. REPLACE WINDEX: Replace all window and mirror cleaners with Beauty Water. 

13. HARDWOOD FLOORS & CERAMIC TILE: For polishing and housecleaning: hardwood floors, ceramic tiles, etc.    

  8.5 PH WATER TO 9.5 PH WATER

1. SOUPS: Cook all soups with 9.5 water. 

2. STIR FRY: Stir fry with 9.5 to steam. 

3. WEIGHT LOSS: Drink before you snack and before meals…wait 30 minutes and eat a meal or if still hungry eat a snack… most people are so dehydrated that their thirst mechanism is so weak, that they think they are hungry. 

4. GREY HAIR: Often can return original hair color. 

5. VISION: Can improve eye vision. 

6. SPIDER VEINS: Overtime of drinking the water and cell repairing, spider veins can improve. 

7. AROMATHERAPY/SPRITZER: Put any herb like rosemary or lavender in a spray bottle filled with Kangen water, let set for a couple of hours and use as a spritzer in your house for aromatherapy and an air freshener. 

  Getting Started Drinking Kangen™ Water: It is recommended that everyone who chooses to drink Kangen™ water start by drinking the 8.5 pH water. The Kangen™ water is obtained by pushing the blue button on the front of the machine. Multiple pushes will move you through the three different levels of the Kangen™ water that are produced. This water is dispensed through the TOP flexible hose. Drink at least ½ of your body weight in ounces each day. If you do physically demanding work, participate in strenuous athletics, or are dealing with “sickness issues”…you need to drink more Kangen™ water to help your body move towards and achieve homeostasis. In these situations, it is recommended that you drink at least ¾ of your body weight in ounces, and drinking 1 ounce per pound of body weight per day produces real “miracles”. It is my observation that those people who drink a minimum of ¾ of their body weight in ounces of Kangen™ water per day see the quickest results. After successfully drinking the suggested amount of 8.5 pH water for two weeks (“successfully” means that you are not experiencing any discomfort while drinking the water…other than the frequency of urination), then you may choose to increase the water pH level up to the 9.0 pH setting. Continue drinking the suggested amount of water at this setting each day for at least two more weeks. After successfully drinking the suggested amount of 9.0 pH water (again meaning that you are not experiencing any discomfort while drinking the water other than frequency of urination) then you may choose to increase the water pH level up to the 9.5 pH setting. 

CLEANSING SYMPTOMS:

Occasionally we find people that experience “cleansing” symptoms. These are typically caused by the body releasing stored toxins and acidic wastes. If you experience any “cleansing” types of symptoms (such as headaches, skin eruptions, loose bowels, coughing, etc.) when you start on the 8.5 pH water, then you should increase the amount of water you are drinking to help neutralize and flush the toxins from your system. If you experience these symptoms after increasing the pH of the water you are consuming, then go back to the last pH setting that you were able to drink without experiencing these symptoms and increase the amount of water that you consume until these symptoms stop. If the reaction gets too severe, one should back off of the pH but INCREASE the volume of water ingested. 

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I am a Weekly Grocery Shopper

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I am constantly grocery shopping to keep up with fresh foods.

I changed the way I eat drastically in a way. I’ve always loved healthy foods and it was not hard to eat healthy so I thought. I just wasn’t doing it the right way. All my meals always had a carb and a protein together. Therefore making it a catalyst meal in my stomach which made acid break it all down. I was constantly overeating and maybe only eating 3 or 4 times a day. I was getting nowhere and feeling sicker.

Once I changed my meals, to just carbs or just protein I no longer was eating things out of a box! That was a huge deal for me. Most foods that come out of a box or can have a lot of additives and preserves. I needed to be eating fresh clean foods that have a lot of nutrients to heal my damaged digestive tract. It was not easy! I slowly worked my way into it and now look 3 months later I am finally having very little pain. About a week or two ago I started to bring fresh meats back into my diet and I am slowly switching back over to high protein and veggies and very little carbs.

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Without even knowing what I was doing I started shopping an “Urban” style of shopping.

You’re probably wondering what I am talking about so I’ll explain a little to you. First, off this style of shopping mostly came from Europe because of a higher percentage of people live in urban settings then America. We are pretty spread out here in America, making it harder to go to the grocery store every day or a couple of times a week. Think of it as a health investment though! Don’t look at it as a chore look at it as an investment in your health! By shopping more, even if it is every Saturday or Sunday to get your fresh foods. You are saving money by not letting anything go to waste. Also, something I found that works well is to buy the markdown foods on there sell-by date making them cheaper and Ill cook them that day.

When it comes to grocery shopping for me there are some veggies I always keep stocked in the house!

I love these veggies because I can make a lot of meals with them. They are Kale, spinach, zucchini, fresh garlic, onion, portabella mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, and red potatoes. It sounds like a lot but I have found that if I always keep those ingredients stocked I’m good to go. I probably stop 3 times a week at the local grocery store, to pick up fresh meats or anything I might need for the meals I’m making. You may be thinking that’s crazy I don’t have time for that and I don’t really either what so ever! I have made it a lifestyle habit to always have fresh foods in my house. Working in town or close to town allows me to stop on my way home from work to pick up whatever I may need. My health comes the first-period end of story.

You don’t always have to go to the grocery store and spend over 100$. I use to do that just because I wanted to stay stocked up. By doing that I bought too many vegetables, which ended in a lot of them going bad because I didn’t get to them in time. I had plenty of other foods to cook. I came up with a way to try to not waste any foods in my fridge. When I start to run out of food Ideas I will go on Pinterest and look up recipes with food that I have in my house, then I tweak the recipe to what I have in my house. Its been working really well lately. It also helps save you money and get your fridge cleaned out before anything goes to waste. Then I go grocery shopping and stock up with all my basic ingredients.

You will learn what works for your lifestyle and what doesn’t just like I’m doing. Don’t be scared to try new things and give your self an hour or two a day to make your food. The only way to eat clean and healthy is to prepare your own foods.

I look at it as investing in your self! You are worth it!

Hopefully, you found some of this information helpful.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to leave questions and comments. I’m always posting the food I make on Instagram.

Importance of Exfoliating

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Let’s Talk Exfoliation

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 This is one of my new favorite body scrubs!! It is made locally by Raw Garden Scrubs, this one is the Orange Clove.

Exfoliating is a very important part of our skincare routines.

When a proper exfoliation is done it removes the barrier of dead skin cells that have been clogging the skin and uncovers fresh newer skin cells. Allowing moisturizers or other nourishing serums to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.

Why do we need to Exfoliate?

When you find your skin looking dull, rough, or dry. It’s probably time for exfoliation. The skin cells have started to pile up on the surface of your skin. Therefore, the more buildup of dead skin cells can result in excess oils and clogged pores leading to blemishes or acne.

What are some of the benefits?

Exfoliating improves the texture of your skin, making your skin feel silky soft to the touch. It also helps with evening skin tone.

Proper exfoliation can help counteract signs of aging, by helping our skin get rid of dead skin. As we age the ability to shed our skin cells naturally slows down. Sucks I know!

It helps with breakouts, allowing the blemishes to come to the surface faster. This helps keep your skin from future clogged pores when we are constantly cleaning them out.

Oily and Acne-Prone?

This is me all the way! When it comes to exfoliating oily and acne-prone skin stay away from rough physical scrubs because they can contribute to breakouts. I stick with getting an acne facial treatments once a month (I try really hard to stick with that). I also have these corrective rounds from Believe that are a mini peel, I use that twice a week.

Sensitive Skin?

You all have to be extra careful not to over-exfoliate, especially in the winter where most people’s skin gets dehydrated more than usual. A good antioxidant scrub twice or three times a week spreading the days out will be good. Just remember your sensitive! Acne-prone can still be sensitive!

Body Exfoliation

Now when it comes to the body you don’t have to be as gentle as you are with the face! I still like to keep it as natural as possible though! My go-to always is just a plain natural sugar right out of the cabinet. So I’m just going to share some of my favorite body scrubs!

The first one is Orange Clove made by Raw Garden Scrubs. Absolutely love is scrub makes your skin feel refreshed and exfoliated! I highly recommend checking their other products out! Also, use another one of there the Vanilla Pomegranate.

This is what I use on my face for a weekly exfoliation!

Hopefully, some of that information was helpful!:)

Best Ways To Prevent Premature Aging Skin

Pink Skin

What I’ve been doing to prevent premature aging skin.

No matter what our skin will age with us if we let it.

80% of how your skin ages, is in your control!!!

I’m already wishing I had started taking better care of my skin at a younger age. But sadly the truth is I did not quite care that much about my skin when I was a teenager.

I struggled with acne my whole life from the start of puberty into adulthood. I’m 25 years old, almost 26 and finally excepted the fact that I am acne-prone and will forever have to learn to keep my acne managed & in check.

Crazy to think that my acne has driven me to be fascinated by skin, opening my eyes to the aging side!

We can start to see wrinkles as early as 25 years old. Not sure about you but I am going to do whatever it takes to prevent aging, from happening.

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These are some tips that I personally use to prevent aging skin and highly suggest you add to your lifestyle.

  • Drink More Water!

Ahh yes, the sound of a broken record! You already knew this was going to be the first tip. Our skin from head to toe is our largest organ; it makes up 15% of our weight! It needs water to stay hydrated. (You’re like a grape don’t dry out and turn into a raisin). We are all mostly dehydrated from our acidic lifestyles, everything starts from inside. Learn more ways to hydrate & alkalize the body.

  • Eat Fruits & Vegetables

Yes, fruits & veggies have lots of health’s benefits but their vitamins feed our skin that houses our hair and nails. Our skin needs vitamins from A-K. They all serve their purpose in benefiting our skin.

  • Don’t let your skin get dry!

Keep that beautiful skin of yours moisturized because dry skin is at the top of the list when it comes to aging skin. Even if you have oily skin like me, find a good oil-free moisturizer. If you’re prone to dry skin, find a good hyaluronic serum that you put under your moisturizer to bind the moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.

My hands are proof that you shouldn’t let your skin get dry out! They show the most age.

  • Always use some form of SPF!!!

I can’t stress this one enough! The sun can be our worst enemy. UV rays cause 90% of premature aging skin which involves wrinkles. Those spots you call age spots, well most of them are sun damage. Along with the risk of skin cancer. Please, where some sort of sunscreen.

  • Keep your Skin Exfoliated

This will help your skin renew faster and allow your cells to turn over without clogging. Exfoliating the skin has many benefits from leaving the skin soft, evening skin tone and so on. As we age sometimes our skin needs help. Getting professional exfoliation is a must, the results are amazing. Please never ever over-exfoliate, it will set you back from getting the results you want and it will make your skin sensitive. Therefore, that being said no more than 2 or 3 times a week, should you be exfoliating. We don’t want to be exfoliating back to back. These are great at home exfoliators.

When it comes to deep exfoliation by professionals, it is good to get them every 4 to 6 weeks (Depending on which service you got done, check with your skincare provider) it will keep your skin on a great schedule and help you see the results you want.

  • Get some sleep!!

Our lives are crazy and we just don’t get enough sleep as we should.  But we should be getting at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night. It is very important due to the fact that a lot is happening while our bodies are at rest. When we are sleeping, cellular renewal is taking place. Cellular renewal is when the body is repairing its self from free radicals from everyday damage from environmental and natural damages.

Well, there you have it what I am doing currently to prevent MY skin from aging early.

Hopefully, you found some of this information helpful in preventing premature aging skin.

I would love to hear your thoughts!!

Xoxo

Bria

My Acne Story

Cystic Facial Acne

Cystic acne is an advanced and often times painful type of acne that many teenagers and adults can suffer from. I’ll be sharing with you some tips and tricks for fighting Cystic Acne.

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The LEFT June 10th 2016 and the RIGHT is December 10th 2015 exactly 7 months apart…

First off, you get a pimple when a pore in your skin gets clogged, usually with dead skin cells. Sometimes bacteria can get trapped inside the pore, too, causing the area to become red and swollen. Any type of friction on the skin can also cause acne (my glasses do that to me on my nose). Cystic acne happens when this infection goes deep into your skin, creating a red, tender bump that’s full of pus & blood. It may hurt or itch. If a cyst bursts, the infection can spread, causing more breakouts. That’s why we don’t pick and squeeze at a pimple.

Unfortunately, I was a victim of cystic acne for many many years and I had tried everything from topical creams and cleansers (benzoyl peroxide, tetracycline, salicylic acid) to over-the-counter pills. Sadly, none of them worked for me! I never tried the pills long enough for them to work due to my stomach issues. The creams and cleansers dried my skin up SO much that I started to look like a shedding snake. Aside from the fact that my face looked like a volcano about to erupt, now I had the pleasure of scaly and shedding skin. No Thank You!

I became so interested in fixing my acne problem that I went to school to become aesthetician to learn more about the skin. That’s where I met an amazing acne specialist who helped me figure out stubborn acne! Everyone’s acne journey could be different not all acne can be treated the same! I’m just going to be sharing about cystic acne today! No one should have to live with cystic acne.

Tips & tricks for fighting Cystic Acne, things I changed and now avoid!

  • Only OIL FREE products touch my face.
  • OIL FREE make up
  • OIL FREE moisturizers
  • Change your pillowcase every other night (I flip the pillow the night in between)
  • When talking on the phone don’t let it rest on your face. (Friction and bacteria will cause acne to appear)
  • Birth control…it can help your acne or make it worse so pay close attention to your body ( I use Sprintec I think its a good birth control all around)
  • You have to cut back on sugars! Even sugars in your carbs.
  • Dairy Free is great! It helps with a lot! (I do eat hard block cheeses every now and then)
  • Sulfate-Free in your shampoo and conditioner
  • Change toothpaste if you’re always breaking out around your mouth. (Sensodyne toothpaste is what I use)
  • Also, chapsticks clog a lot of pores around the mouth. (100% pure petroleum jelly I swear by it for chapstick now)
  • Don’t pick at anything on your face let everything come out naturally.
  • If you can get professional acne facials done once a month or every other anything’s better then nothing.

Morning Routine 

  • Wake up, and wash your face with a gentle, mild cleanser that is free of alcohol and parabens. I use a purifying foaming cleanser by Believe that is sulfate and paraben free, but you can use any type of gentle cleanser that is already working for you. Using harsh anti-acne cleansers that contain salicylic acid or other strong ingredients can draw more oil in also dry out your skin too much.
  • Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. I made sure to buy a big stack of face towels so I’m always using a clean one. If you have some pimples that have come to a yellow head, after a hot steamy shower you may press on the pimple and drag the towel lightly across if its ready the pimple will extract its self if don’t force it.
  • Using a cotton pad, dab a good toner all over your face and/or wherever you may have cystic acne. I like to make my own with some Georges Liquid Aloe Vera Drink and ¼ witch hazel. This stuff is SO good; I like to keep it in the fridge when I was really inflamed! (ICE really inflamed areas to bring swelling down) It helped soothe my skin. I now use a balancing toner by Believe which is an aloe based. Toner is great to rebalance the skins ph. levels also to clean up anything that was left behind but makes sure not to get anything too harsh and to striping (just plain witch hazel, way to harsh). Another good toner is Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera.
  • Once the toner has dried, I apply my 2.5% face reality acne med. which is benzoyl peroxide.
  • Last, if you need it put an oil-free moisturizer on. (I only used moisturizer once a day in the winter when I was going through this processes) I now use moisturizer every morning some nights if I feel it’s needed.

Night Routine

  • Remove any makeup! (You may use an oil free make up remover just watch for irritation if your skin is sensitive)
  • Wash your face with a gentle, mild cleanser that is free of alcohol and paraben. I use the same one I use in the morning.
  • If you’re like me and sweat a lot when you work out you need something to help draw out impurities. I use charcoal detox soap only when I need it. It can be drying but it is great!!! (Old Fort Soap Company in Fort Wayne has a good one).
  • Toner just like the morning.
  • Then put on 5% face reality acne med. which is benzoyl peroxide. (I also use Believes Acne PM-5 same thing as the face reality’s acne med.)
  • Let acne med dry for at least 10 minutes then put on an oil-free moisturizer.

June 21st, 2017 No Make Up!!!

I didn’t talk much about exfoliation because your skin is in a sensitive state right now. I highly suggest going to a professional once a month to get an acne treatment facial. Where they will give you the exfoliation you need. Once you have most of your breakouts under control then you can start doing an antioxidant scrub once or twice a week for your exfoliation.

Again this is what worked for ME, so it may not necessarily work for you. This didn’t happen overnight either! My acne got worse for a couple months before it got better. ( Also, keep in mind skin allergies; sometimes we don’t know we are allergic to something. You know your body best. Watch for rashes, red bumps that are not pimples, and too much dryness a little is okay at first.

I am not a dermatologist just a regular girl who has suffered from cystic acne, but I do hope this helps you!

If you found this post helpful please share 🙂

Xoxo

Bria