Acne, the eternal struggle. I was lucky in that I never had acne in middle school or high school, I started experiencing issues in college and ever since. I would try anything once to get rid of it but also having sensitive skin, the most potent products cause a whole host of problems. I have not eaten a doughnut in years, I go to the gas station to huff pastries and this is probably causing break outs 😉 Anyway I have found a few effective yet gentle acne treatments in the yesto line.
When I get an especially bad break out, the first thing I want to do is cleanse, cleanse, cleanse but this can strip your skin of natural oils and cause your skin to produce even more oil. It is also important not to over-exfoliate, I find that the detoxifying charcoal cleanser is the best of both worlds – gently cleansing and just enough exfoliation to feel vibrant. Charcoal is amazing for oily skin, I don’t know how it works but it feels like it just sucks up the excess crud leaving you smooth and matte. It is also packed with jojoba beads that dissolve as you scrub. I only use this cleanser at night due to the salicylic acid, there isn’t a lot but since I am using other products that also contain this I don’t want to over do it.
Tone, tone, tone – I have heard that some people can skip this step, I don’t know who these people are but I will tone until I die. Toning can improve the penetration of other treatments that you are applying, applying body lotion when your skin is still damp – same idea here. Not to mention, toner helps to get rid of leftover dead skin cells and other gunk after cleansing. If I don’t tone, I can immediately feel how tight my skin feels and always regret it. The acne clearing facial toner makes me feel lush and dewy, no it does not smell like tomatoes (seriously)! In fact, the products that I have tried from this line smell very botanical and not tomatoey at all 🙂
Obviously, don’t forget to treat and moisturize but I won’t bore you! I love this line, it is like getting another serving of veggies (or fruits) in your day! These products are absolutely delicious and I never get tired of using them. Whatever your skin issue, this brand has a product for just about anything and they are so worth it!