Back to school can be stressful for anyone but especially for the teenager, and even more so for the acne prone teenager. I know because this was me, and this is now my son.
I remember my loving parents trying numerous drugstore cleansing options hoping to find something that would work. After the many topical creams and concoctions didn't work we went to the family doc and he said the only healthy option for me was try pills, that's what happened, I went on the pill. I think I was 14.
I think it made a bit of a difference, but there were terrible side effects and it really made me feel like a hot mess more than anything else. I know the acne breakouts were still there at least once a month, and I think acne started to develop in different areas of my body. UGH!
As I got older I started to go with the "girls" to the mall and make purchases for myself. One of the hot stores at the time was The Body Shop and I LOVED/still love that soap store. They had a product line there that used tea tree as a main ingredient for their acne prone line. So I bought it, I loved it, and it worked :)
So when I started to learn more about essential oils and the doTERRA product line I was excited to find out that there are MORE oils that have the same chemical properties as Tea Tree thus having similar cleansing and skin clearing impacts. SWEET!!!
Here are my musts and these can be combined to be made into personalized rollerballs for spot treatments or added to a organic fragrance free cleanser for a wash, combined with witchhazel as a toner, and added to an organic fragrance free moisturizer as well. It is form of aware self care, I know what I am using to care for myself and my family and I find that very empowering.
What's even more amazing is that these oils have a multitude of uses.
Frank and Tea Tree are essential to my first aid kit, and I've just bought Helichrysum to support the reduction of the appearance of acne scars. ( It smells like honey and hay )
If you are interested to find out what the investment is in having these acne oils in your hands, please contact me for a personal consult. Just one drop is all you need to support your skin. If you contact me before August 30th, you will get two bonus oils when you purchase the above oils. Manuka ( from New Zealand ) and Litsea ( from China ) both have unique health benefits as well.