It's been a rollercoaster of a journey over the last six years. A ride I never wanted to get on in the first place, but it strapped me in and dumped me off in Scarville.
If you think I'm exaggerating, check out how bad my acne used to be here and here.
Has anyone ever tried Microdermabrasion? I'm thinking about getting a Groupon and having a few treatments done, but I heard your face turns bright red afterwards and it doesn't fade back to normal for a week or so. Not that that's a big deal or anything, but just the thought of having the top layer of my skin lasered off, makes me a bit uneasy. Thoughts?
Even though acne has been a miserable aspect of my life, both physically and mentally, a lot of knowledge and self-discovery has come from it. I can't believe I'm saying this, but if I was granted some magical opportunity to wish away my acne from ever happening, I wouldn't. The struggle was real AF, but it taught me so much, more than I could ever express in words.
I started looking inward. Going Pescetarian (and than vegan) was greatly attributed to the hope that my skin would heal, which it did. The more I researched the healing benefits of these lifestyles, the more I learned how poorly most animals are treated. It was an easy transition for me, one that I knew I needed to make.
Would I have gone vegan if I never had skin issues? Probably not...and that's why I'm a firm believer of the phrase "everything happens for a reason." I wouldn't have felt the need to seek out healthier habits and lifestyles. It really forced me to open my eyes in a lot of ways and I'm so grateful for that. I now have a newfound love for organic foods and products!!
I start by washing my face with Dr. Bronners Lavender soap, which doubles as my body wash. Just a bit, because it's highly concentrated. A bottle lasts me about 6-8 months.
Dr. Bronners Organic Castile Liquid Soap
After I dry my face with a clean towel, I apply a dime sized amount of coconut oil.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Lastly; I combine a few drops of Vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera and Shea Moisture lotion into my hands and apply that to my face, over the coconut oil.
Trader Joe's Vitamin E Oil
ArtNaturals Aloe Vera
Shea Moisture Healing Lotion
I know that sounds like a lot of oil, which could lead to clogged pores, but I use them very sparingly and my face has been reacting so positively to this routine!
For my body lotion I use Everyone Lotion
I splash my face with water, mixed with a smidge of Dr. Bronners soap. Super simple.
I also started doing face masks once a week and I'm absolutely in LOVE with them!
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Be aware of what you put in and onto your body.
Much Love Guys! :)