Hello. I am a 15 year old girl, sophomore in high school, JV cheerleader, and oh yes, acne victim. I have suffered from acne since I was in 5th grade. Nobody said it was easy to have acne, but I never knew it would be this hard. I have tried EVERYTHING, to no avail. Proactive, Clearasil, prescribed pills, creams, all the tricks in the book. I've spoken to my doctor about Accutane, but it's not an option right now because my acne is not to the SEVERE extent. Now, I do not know if I came up with remedy, or it's already out there, but I created it on my own, and it has shown AMAZING results for me. I used to use the honey and olive oil mask to help my acne, and it did show improvement, but my face would feel sticky after and the process of boiling water for the steam to penetrate my pores after 10 minutes was not a fun task. It required a lot of steps. I did it 2-3 times a week. I was sitting around watching TV today, when I looked in the mirror and noticed my blemishes, like I often do. I got to think, and I knew that honey helped acne, and so did BAKING SODA! so why not combine the two into a mask? I didn't use any measurements, I just added baking soda and honey (and a splash of water) in a bowl until it was a thick, spreadable mask. I created it thick enough so it was a wee bit tough to spread it, so that it was not watery enough to keep dripping off of my face. I left the mask on for about 40 minutes (you could go as long as you'd like) and then rinsed with warm water. I noticed my breakouts were CONSIDERABLY less red and noticeable. My skin felt smooth and clean. I would probably say use about 3-4 times weekly to help dry out acne. And be sure to rinse thoroughly with warm, not hot, water, and pat dry. You could apply a moisturizer after, as the baking soda does dry, and stay away from makeup for a while if you can!
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