WHAT IS A ZIT ZAPPER?
I started making ‘zit zappers’ for a few clients that were struggling with breakouts in between facials. They are a quick and easy way to treat an area that is headed for a breakout or if one has already happened. Often times we will get that one annoying zit after having a little too much pizza or being in the hot sun too long during summer vacation. With a handy blemish roller, you can clear up these little breakouts quickly.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
I like to make things as easy as possible so I put mine in a little glass essential oil roller.
The basic ingredients are:
VODKA, WITCH HAZEL, CALENDULA EXTRACT AND ESSENTIAL OILS
HOW THE INGREDIENTS CLEAR UP BLEMISHES
VODKA – It is awesome! No, but seriously haha. Alcohol can act as a disinfectant for the skin. Breakouts are usually caused by bacteria, so vodka can help cleanse and disinfect the skin. Many skin care companies will use rubbing alcohol for blemish control. However, rubbing alcohol can have poisons or toxins added to it. Companies originally began adding toxins to rubbing alcohol because they did not want people walking around drinking rubbing alcohol. After all, it is super cheap! I am a lot more comfortable using Vodka because the less toxins on the skin the better.
WITCH HAZEL – Witch Hazel is actually a shrub that acts as a natural astringent. The leaf, bark and twigs are used in a distillery process which gives us the amazing witch hazel astringent found in stores. You can typically purchase witch hazel at a super market or a natural type grocery store.
CALENDULA EXTRACT – I like to use a calendula extract because it is amazing for the skin. I get an organic calendula from Mountain Rose Herbs but you can also get it online or from a natural type grocery store.
ESSENTIAL OILS – The essential oils that I use are tea tree (or melaleuca) which is wonderful at helping repair the skin and kill bacteria. Lemon essential oil helps cleanse and even out skin tone. Frankincense essential oil is one of my all time favorite essential oils because it has healing properties that help repair the skin.
WATCH THE DIY ZIT ZAPPER VIDEO
A FEW MORE TIPS
Try not to touch your face too much when you have a break out as it can spread bacteria and oil and cause more breakouts. Make sure you always have clean hands when touching your face or messing with breakouts. For more tips on how to clear up acne and breakouts, check out this LINK.