By Guest Blogger, Breanne Johnson
I have struggled with acne since I was in the 6th grade! That's a long time to fight this issue with no solution. I have gone through endless amounts of products, prescription medicines, and have spent far too much money trying to find a solution. Alas, the search for me is finally over! Today I’m sharing with you my current three step skin care routine I use to keep my acne under control using Root’s all natural, non-toxic skin care products.
The two things I discovered when it came to my skincare was this:
1) While I struggled with acne, the makeup products I was using to cover my issues were actually making the problem worse. It turns out the products I was using were causing allergic reactions which caused a lot of excess irritation and breakouts. Switching to Root’s mineral makeup immediately helped my acne problems by not irritating my skin..
2)The skincare products I was using on my face were full of chemicals and so harsh that while the acne cleared up, usually temporarily, it seemed to suck the life out of my skin causing an imbalance in the oils in my face as well as causing my skin to age faster.
I have consistently used this routine of Root products the past three months in my morning and nightly skin routine, and have been blown away by the difference in the appearance and feeling of my face.
My acne has been almost non-existent, the redness in my skin has evened out, and I’ve also noticed old acne scarring has decreased significantly.
The first product I use is the Fresh Face Cleanser. This is perfect for those with acne prone skin but can be used for all skin types to cleanse, moisturize, and balance. Thanks to the JoJoba seed oil, I have noticed my skin’s oil production has evened out. In the past, products I have used left my skin excessively oily in some places while other parts were dry. My favorite ingredient in this product is the activated charcoal. It gently cleanses the skin but really gives the pores a deep clean without stripping the skin of nutrients and oils.
A little of this product goes a long way. First, I wet my face and then pump 1-2 pumps into my palm. I then massage it into the skin and rinse off with water.
Next, I use the Organic Peppermint Toner. This is the product I needed to liven up my dull skin from previous acne products that I used. The peppermint oil cools my skin while shrinking pores. It leaves my skin looking tight and toned while gently exfoliating to reveal a glowing complexion.
To apply, I give one squeeze of the bottle onto a cotton ball and apply all over my face.
This product isn’t in my daily routine but it is one that I like to keep in my weekly routine.
I love using the Toning Peppermint Mud Mask as a spot treatment. I will use this on little breakouts overnight to fight them quickly and efficiently. I also like to use the mud mask about once a week or every other week to improve my results.
There you have it, my three step routine to fight acne. In this picture below you can see just how much of each product that I use for the Fresh Face Cleanser, Organic Peppermint Toner, & Beauty Sleep Perfecting Serum.
It took me three months to empty the Fresh Face Cleanser & Organic Peppermint Toner bottles so you can see that the investment is also worth it. The total cost of it all was about 1/3 less than the previous products I was using while lasting 3x as long!
These products worked together to give me the best skin I’ve ever had and above all else, these products are made with ingredients that I can feel good about while seeing improvement in my skin.
My only regret? I didn’t switch to Root’s skincare products sooner!