Getting Rid Of Acne

by - Saturday, February 23, 2019

 This last year has been quite the journey when it came to my skin. My skin wasn't a big thing I ever had to worry about too much. Ever since I had my daughter, my body seemed to be going through many changes and my skins just one of the things I had to get used to. It first started with my forehead. It was like these tiny flesh colored bumps were taking over, and not that anybody would have noticed, but I sure did. What they probably did noticed was the constant picking aftermath that I caused on my face. So I started my research and over washing and over exfoliating which caused my skin to freeaaaakk. Like seriously freak, which I show in my photos below. The over washing, over exfoliating, and obsessive picking (any other pickers out there?! We should start a club.) caused my skin to hard have crazy cystic acne and more flesh colored bumps and now there is scarring. 

November 5th

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May 9th

 The thing about acne that no one tells you is that it effects your confidence. I didn't feel like myself and I knew that stacking more makeup was only making things worse (on top of the other bad habits I had created). So I decided to revaluate what I was doing. Here is how I got my skin back on track. I hope this can also help you too on your own skin journey!

1. I added primrose evening oil to my daily mix of vitamins. Primrose oil helps level out hormones and can help with side effects that come with PMS, endometriosis, and psoriasis. I noticed my cystic acne would be less frequent especially if it was that time of the month. 

2. I streamlined my skincare routine. I had the philosophy that if a little was good, more was better. and boy was I WRONG. Wrong, wrong wrong. I was over exfoliating my face and using too harsh of chemicals that striping away my moisture barrier and making me more likely to have breakouts. I finally gave in and bought Curology, and I really think it help jumpstart my skins recovery. Seriously will never go back. After my skin started clearing up, I slowly added other products but I am now extremely picky what I put on my body. 
Here are a few items that I love right now:

3. I journaled what I ate. I had recently made the switch to do less meat, so to substitute meat I would regularly eat tofu. Tofu and soy contain phytoestrogens. I cut out the amount of tofu I was intaking, not that it is all bad, but at the rate I was going it was having an affect on my skin. 

4. I started getting facials regularly. I was desperate to get my skin back on track, so I started getting facials and was able to get treatments I wouldn't normally get at home. The treatments that I really love are dermaplaning and LED light therapy, not to mention just the pure facts of getting pampered once a month was totally worth it.

Now my journey isn't over. I still get an occasional pimple and sometimes pick when I feel insecure and I am for sure am not eating right now that I am pregnant with baby number 2. However, I now have the tools I need for skin to thrive. My skin is practically glowing in the last photo and I couldn't be more proud of the hard work! So if you are like me in the first photo, keep going (and also maybe no picking)!          


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