Published On: Sun, Mar 26th, 2017

How I Won My Battle With Acne – Without Using Proactiv, Accutane, or Dermatologists. I Used a Special Tea Tree Oil Formula…

Published On: 17th June 2018
Last Updated On: 18th June 2018

I remember vividly sitting at one of those little desks in elementary school with a book propped up to cover my face, cowering from the jeering look from a classmate who commented on the growing pimple on my face….

Did I mention that I was in the fourth grade?

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As I blossomed into a teenager, my skin got worse, as did the taunts. One time, in French class, one of the boys asked how to say “pimple“ in French….

The teacher told him, and he proceeded to tease me about my complexion, in French. I knew then that I’d need to grow thicker skin (ha), and that the years ahead were going to be torturous…

 

I’d wake up every morning to inspect the new growths on my face, and, for the most part, my oily skin didn’t disappoint…

Acne ran in our family: My mother had suffered from it, as had my grandmother. Their tales of how it would “get better with age” didn’t help much, as I was mired in my own zit-ridden version of “My So-Called Life.”

My parents begged me not to pick at my face, advice that I, ever the rebellious teen, ignored. As a teenager, what could be worse than showing up at prom with a big, juicy zit?

I was a skincare company’s dream customer — I’d try anything under the sun to cure my acne. My cabinets were full of SeaBreeze, Neutrogena, Clearasil, Proactiv — anything that might stem the tide of more pimples.

One year I asked for a trip to the dermatologist for Christmas. I went, and he put me on a combination of Accutane and Retin-A and antibiotics — with lackluster results…the side effects made me tired, and I felt like throwing up every other day…

I resorted to camouflaging my skin with makeup. At one point, my mom begged me to tone it down; she said the bottom half of my face was a different color from the top half (my chin was a veritable war zone at the time)…

My skin woes continued in college, and then on into my 20s. By that point, I was living on my own in New York City, with my own health insurance and the freedom to see whichever doctors (in-network baby!), whenever I wanted.

I paid a visit to dermatologist, Dr. Kenneth Mark, on the advice of my colleague at JANE magazine, and he changed my life…

Dr. Mark suggested Tea Tree Oil, instead of harsh products like Proactiv or Accutane, the oft-maligned prescription drug that was pulled off the market in 2009.

I searched everywhere online and the obvious winner was Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Acne Cream and while I was on my iPhone, I saw that they were offering 3 jars of acne cream for $45 off, which is over 3 months worth of treatment …(I’m not sure if they are still offering this)! I wanted to stock up with 3 jars since I read in the reviews that Keeva sells out quite often from so many people buying it, I wanted to make sure I had one jar for home, one for travel, and one for backup. This was only available on their website.

UPDATE: Our editors JUST got word from a Keeva team member about Keeva’s #1 selling tea tree oil acne treatment cream that there’s a deal going viral right now! It works for people who have a smartphone but we’re not sure how much longer it’s going to last — you can buy 3 jars 38% off and save $45! Keeva said over 495 people have already purchased multiple jars today but this promotion will only be valid until 500 total purchases occur, that means there’s only 5 jars left!

I used Keeva for three weeks, and every week, I’d watch my Acne slowly disappear. Tea Tree Oil did exactly what Dr. Mark promised: I was 97.8% rid of all my acne by the end of week 3…

I thought I was dreaming, but I wasn’t. This was true. Imagine waking up with basically no acne! That’s how I felt!

Ten years later…and I have never suffered from the embarrassing pimples that plagued me as a teenager. I have had a few flare-ups (mostly during pregnancy — but I used Keeva again, and those went away), but other than that my skin is literally clean and clear!

These days, I could care less about pimples. When it comes to my skin, my sole concern is protection from the sun. All that stress and worry from my teenage years has evaporated, only to be replaced by worries about my kids, job stability, bills and the health and happiness of my family.

My mom asked me the other day if I feel pretty, to which I laughed and replied, “Who the hell cares?”

There are plenty of people who have had great acne journeys that you can read about. You can find mine, and others here.

UPDATE: Our editors JUST got word AGAIN from another Keeva team member that there’s a deal going viral right now! It works for people who have a smartphone but we’re not sure how much longer it’s going to last — you can buy 3 jars 38% off and save $45! Keeva said over 497 people have already purchased multiple jars today but this promotion will only be valid until 500 total purchases occur, that means there’s only 3 jars left. Click here to get Keeva Organics Acne Cream!

 

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