Are you a picker? Ok, maybe not the best way to ask that question. Let me rephrase: are you the kind of person that, as soon as you feeling any little thing on your face, you pick at it to “help”. I like to call these phantom zits. They are the kind of zits that are not actually there, but we convince ourselves that something is not right with our face, so we pick, push, and squeeze our skin to get rid of it. If you’re like me, this takes the phantom zit to an actual zit, then I really have a problem on my hands. My non existent zit suddenly becomes zit-zilla.
Seriously. I’m a GROWN woman. I have 11 children. Surely I should not be dealing with zits anymore. But alas, I’m human and things happen. Want to know some of my secrets to slaying the zit dragon?
First, obviously clean your face. When you pick at your skin, the oils from your hands transfer onto your face. Think about everything that you’ve touched in a day—that ALL gets soaked into the pores of your face. YUCK. So wash your face.
Second, I take a dab of Young Living’s Lemon oil** and put it directly on the blemish. Lemon oil is astringent and detoxifying, with antiseptic properties that make it great for clearing skin!
**be careful to use this only as a nighttime routine, as citrus oils are photosynthetic and can cause skin irritation if applied before coming in contact with sunlight.
Third, I take the finger with Lemon oil on it and dip it in clay. Here’s my favorite clay to use for this purpose! Then, I’ll dab the clay and oil finger onto the zit and sleep on it. The next morning, it’s GONE. Amazing.
So there you have it. In three simple steps I am able to retract damage that I’ve done to my skin. As women, I think it is a desire of all of us to age with grace. We’re doing our skins a disservice when we pick at them. If you think you wouldn’t be able to help but pick, try a safer alternative with one of these pimple popper kits. It’ll at least minimize the damage your fingers would do! We don’t want scaring or those nasty red bumps making a home on our skin, so let’s treat our faces nicely with these simple steps!