Even Better Zit Drying Lotion

I have a constant New Years/Birthday/name any occasion resolution to stop touching my face. I am not very good at it. I’m an absent-minded chin-stroker, and it does absolutely no favours for my complexion. It’s infuriating. Anyhow, I have come to realize that part of convincing myself not to touch/itch/pick at stuff on my face is convincing myself that I am doing other things that are more helpful. This Even Better Zit Drying Lotion stuff is awesome. I’ve been using version 1.0 (which was inspired by a pricey shop-bought version) for a while, and it’s great, so I wanted to up my game—and here we are.

How to make even better zit drying lotion


Magical Primrose Argan Serum

This recipe is ridiculously simple. So simple, in fact, that you might think I just threw it together one day as a bit of a random idea. And you would be right. This project wasn’t supposed to be a blog entry—just an experiment. I figured I’d try it out and see, and it ended up working out so well I couldn’t keep it to myself.


I was doing some reading on problem skin about a month ago and I stumbled upon some information about linoleic acid—a fatty acid that’s present in many plant based oils. Apparently acne prone skin has been found to be deficient/low in linoleic acid, and studies have shown that adding more of it to your skin care routine can decrease acne and boost healing (another source, and another). Ok, call me intrigued.


Anti-Acne Body Spray

With summer right around the corner, we’re entering the season of sweat. And, with sweat I find a body acne can follow. Delightful, no? I shan’t horrify you with any details. Anyhow, this spray is designed to combat acne on the body (and the face), and it smells awesome to boot.

15-06-08-pic07 15-06-08-pic01


Apple Cider Vinegar & Manuka Honey Anti-Acne Mask

This simple mask can be easily made from ingredients you’ve got in your kitchen, and can be amped up with a few more that you can likely pick up at your local heath food shop. It’s full of beneficial enzymes and acne-fighting ingredients, and leaves your skin feeling refreshed.



Clean Dreams Pillow Mist

Maria sent in a request for this lovely essential oil powered pillow mist, and I just loved the sound of it. The original was designed to help prevent breakouts caused by a dirty pillowcase, but with its lovely blend of essential oils, it’ll also help lull you into a citrus-scented sleep in no time.

15-01-26-pic11 15-01-26-pic07


Pin It on Pinterest

Subscribe and get my FREE DIY Skin Care for Beginners course!

New to DIY? Subscribe to my mailing list to get exclusive access to my free DIY Skin Care for Beginners course! You'll get a shopping guide and six carefully developed recipes, complete with PDF downloads and video guides, to help you dive into DIY skin care.

Thanks so much—you're on the list! You'll get your first email any minute now :)