ACNE!!!! Ughhh that dreaded four letter word no one likes! I used to be ashamed of my skin when I was having a "flare up", and now it's one of the big things I want to talk about with you guys! Almost all of the products down below are linked for you to purchase if you want to try them. I made sure too spend time finding each product and writing a bit of info about why I like it and what it does. =)
When my acne would flare up, I didn't want to leave the house, didn't want to see anyone or do anything. I just wanted it to go away so I could be my confident self. Is my skin terrible? NO. Is my skin perfect? No. BUT I have learned what does and does NOT work form we personally. I did everything; acne cream, spot treatment, birth control, medication, face masks, facials. I've tried it ALL. Everything works differently for different people, DUH but talking with other girls I hear lots of common themes. There are 2 big ones; DIET & HORMONES. I have found a solution that is working for me and I want to share it with all of you! Give it a try and maybe it will help your acne or even your simple blemishes.
MY CURRENT ACNE ROUTINE:
- Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
- Simple Makeup Removal Wipes
- I have tried every food diet there is to help with my acne; paleo, gluten free, no sugar, no alcohol, and HONESTLY I DO see a huge difference. For some people foods don't harm their skin, but for me and many others I know, it does. I try to be pretty good 70-80 percent of the time, yes I cheat, but I try not to. One of the reasons I get "flare ups" is because my body can't fight the bad bacteria inside my gut or stomach. Bad bacteria can be caused by gluten, dairy, and alcohol. Think about it... gluten is bread and pasta and cookies and sugary items, these things can't be broken down as easily in our bodies or flushed. Alcohol is basically toxic to our body. Dairy is known to have hormones in it that impact our skin. As women we have enough hormones, we don't need more.
- Here's what I do.
- I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I don't have all the answers. This is what has helped me and works for me. Give it a try you might find something that helps you!