What NOT to use for Acne!

Updated: Jan 19

Take it from someone WITH acne issues, I’ll walk you through everything I’ve tried and how it worked (or didn’t work) and then tell you what products you can try instead.


(these are the results of using the products listed below..... better that it was but still didn't work)


Now I’m practically “Acne free” let’s be honest, your never really acne free when your body is acne prone. The bacteria in your body has to change in order to completely get rid of acne.


(this is right after a facial, no makeup just skincare)


Propionibacterium acnes(P. acnes) is the name of the bacteria that live on the skin and contributes to the infection of pimples.

Sea Breeze Original Formula Astringent (Under $10)

NO! NO! NO! Just NO! I used to use this stuff ALL the time until I gained a little knowledge about skincare. When it says Flammable and the second ingredient in the bottle is alcohol denat you shouldn’t be putting it on your face. All it is going to do is dry your skin out and cause it to go into hyper hydration mode causing you to become EXTREMELY oily. If you like blackheads and want to look like a glazed donut at the end of the day, go ahead and use this. Astringent and Toner are two completely different things. Replace your Astringent with a Toner or Micellar Water.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser (Under $10)

Just NO! That’s all I have to say about this. Try using a Cleansing polish instead that is gentle and contains less chemicals.