-Start with a hot, steamy shower and use your regular cleanser to clean the face. The steam will soften skin and open the pores so that the skin will be more receptive to the active ingredients.
-Start with warmed green tea bags and swipe them over the entire face, doing several passes and focusing on trouble areas. This will have a similar effect to an anti-bacterial toner.
-Then crush up an aspirin (which is an anti-inflammatory) and mix with an calming essential oil (like eucalyptus or sage) and apply/spot treat on the site of the acne. Leave on for 15 minutes. While using an oil with acne may seem counter-intuitive, an essential oil acts much differently from our notion of “oil.” Because the molecules are so small, they’re able to penetrate much more deeply into the skin and whatever is applied on top of it (in this case the aspirin) is able to be delivered farther down into the skin.
-Finish with a cold wash cloth over the face to sooth the and calm the skin.