No matter whether you are in a high-school, a soon-to-be-bride or a mom everyone worries about clear skin. Over this past year I have really struggled with acne, I thought since I was no longer a teenager or preggers this problem was far behind me. Clearly I was wrong, pun intended. When my face started breaking out I was just like the majority of you, I went straight to Pinterest trying to figure out the best products to purchase or a home remedy (DIY). I have come to the conclusion that what works best for one person may not work the best for everyone because we all have different skin types (oily, dry), hormones, stress levels and diet.
Yes, diet! Believe it or not but this is a huge factor. Sugar and overly processed foods will not only effect your bacteria balance in your gut, your weight, hormones but it will effect your skin (your largest organ). I encourage a balanced diet of whole-foods, fruits and veggies. This will help elevate some of your symptoms. That doesn't mean you can never enjoy a brownie, cupcake, chips, etc it's all about moderation!
Stress stress stress...just saying it tenses me up a bit....
Stress is completely unavoidable! Whether you're having a difficult time with school, relationships, planning for your future, etc stress is everywhere. It is my biggest break-out culprit! In order to calm my nerves I use my stress away & lavender essential oils (young living), magnesium (powder/liquid forms) & B6 this has seriously been a game changer for me, yoga and meditation ( helps to clear the mind).
Managing stress can a lone help get rid of your acne, if this is the leading factor, as previous mentioned your skin type (oily or dry) plays a part in how your pores are. I experienced both oily and dry skin during my life. When I was pregnant my skin was very oily, I had to constantly wash my face. Now my skin is very dry where I am always having to moisturize. In both cases I have used Aztec Bentonite Clay face-mask and it has worked wonders. After first use your pores will shrink instantly! ( I am not sponsored by them) and I highly encourage you to try it for yourself, you will be amazed at how soft your face feels and how your pores look!
If you have any tips or tricks on how to keep your face looking healthy and clear of pesky acne post in the comments below!