Adult acne Blows! Breakouts can be embarrassing and severe acne can lead to low self-esteem. A dermatologist can and will prescribe oral and topical medications for acne, but that can be costly. If you have cystic acne, I would definitely suggest seeking out a Dermatologist, that type of acne is painful and can be very scarring. When my acne started to flare up again, I went back to my dermatologist, but failed to fill the prescription because I didn’t want to pay an exorbitant amount of money to clear up my skin.
I noticed that all the vegetarians/vegans that I follow on Instagram all had extremely clear, flawless, and damn near perfect skin! So I knew one thing for certain; it’s not just enough to treat acne on the outside, it must be treated from within also! Now, I’m nowhere near making that type of lifestyle transition, I love meat wayyyy too much. However, with a few alterations to my eating habits, I was underway to creating a facial regimen that would fight the breakouts that have been plaguing my 20s.
I started by creating and sticking to a strict morning and evening facial routine. Wash, Tone, Moisturize, and Prevention using a combination of gentle cleansers, masks, and toners.
Here are the Top 5 (okay so it’s a little more than 5, but you can pick and choose which masks and cleansers work best for you) Products I use to Fight Acne:
- Cetaphil Cleansing Bar / DIY Face Wash
- LUSH Masks (faves: Mask of Magnaminty, Ocean Salt, and Cosmetic Warrior)
- Thayers Witch Hazel /Rose Water (Toners)
- Cerave Moisturizer (Night Time)
- Olay Moisturizer with SPF 15 (Day Time)
In addition to topical treatments, I implemented an increase in my water intake and greens.
DRINK WATER…LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER!
GREEN…EAT LOTS OF GREENS i.e. Salads (I use a spring mix with spinach)
For sure, my skin has been so responsive to the care and routine I now have in place. Yes, the Lush Items are a little pricey, but they are well worth it and a helluva lot cheaper than prescription medications. Also, Lush products happen to be natural and handmade. Can’t beat that! I still break out, here and there but it’s wayyy more manageable with this routine. Now…if I can only figure out how to clear up the dark marks left behind…that’s Winning!
Till Next Time,
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