I've had problematic skin for years. It's no surprise that when my eating was poor,my skin reflected that. I frequently would get pimples that once popped turned into black spots that stayed on for months.I kept my face covered in foundation to hide the flaws, which in turn clogged my pores & made it worse.
I went through 3 phases to clear my skin (None of which worked).
Phase 1: Using over-the-counter creams which promised to make me beautiful (ie.Noxema,Neutrogena, Almay, Proactive & the like to no avail).They dried out my skin & made it worse.
Phase 2: I went to a Dermatologist for regular treatments & used prescribed creams (This phase was crazy because I was paying alot more & my skin's condition was getting alot worse.)
Phase 3: I started using a $500 product line called,'Obagi' that had high amounts of hydroquinone & other dangerous carcinogens in it. Not to mention, if you stopped using it, your problematic skin returned.
I LOVE my skin!!! I can NOT believe that MOST days I don't wear foundation because of Florida's humidity & that I actually CAN! My routine is simple yet highly effective. It keeps my skin feeling & looking clear & youthful with very few products. I've also heard rave reviews from peeps that I've shared it with over the years. I've been using this simple 3 Step Routine for over 10 years now & it's never failed me. Here's my routine->
Step 1: (DAILY) Rub Sweet Almond Oil on face & let sit for a minute.
Step 2: Take a warm/steamed washcloth & hold against your face for a minute.
Step 3: Gently wipe oil of with washcloth.
*I usually do this regimen at night, so I'll also add a little more oil when I'm done to absorb into my skin while I sleep (when skin is regenerating). In the morning, you just splash water on your face & Wallah!
***BONUS*** (Weekly) Facial Spa Day: Give yourself an all natural facial on Sundays. I'll give a few examples below.