I've been suffering from acne ever since before forever it seems. My story is similar to a lot of stories out there; I would try topical products for a while, they worked only because your skin peels off, then it stops working. I took the harshest pill that promised to be the answer for clearing up my skin forever...and after a couple years even that stopped working and my pimples came back. I loved Proactiv. But then I realized the moment I stopped using it, my skin was never healed or cured, it just covered up the symptoms. I've been looking for a miracle so I can put my best face forward to greet each and every day. What I found is no miracle, it took listening to my body and a conscious response to what it was asking for. Here are my secrets.
I started going gluten-free about 2 years ago, and not only has my energy, motivation, and digestion improved, so has my skin. My belief is that your skin will be one of the first places that speaks (loudly) when your body isn't happy. If your digestion is slow or weak, it will show on your skin. Gluten has a way of becoming glue in your GI tract, and my entire body & mind felt weighed down, stagnant, and sometimes stuck. Once I started taking this glue-like substance out of my system, my eyes opened to an energetic, creative and buoyant life in front of me.
This last January, I went through my own Health Renewal Cleanse because I was needing to put some pep back into my step. My biggest ah-ha was that dairy, of all foods, gave me an instant (well, overnight) reaction that resulted in acne. Not just on my mug, but also tiny little bumps on my arms and hands, that would become swollen and itchy. My digestion seemed to do fine with the dairy that I took in, however my skin was saying something different. I listened! When I started putting two and two together, I slowly, hesitantly, and reluctantly limited my intake of dairy. I still have the occasional cheese slice(s), froyo, or greek yogurt granola parfait, made famous by my parents B&B, but I'm so much more conscious of what I eat and what reaction my body will have.
I use honey as my daily cleanser. There, that's the real secret! I first learned that honey could be used as a cleanser on Your Joyologist blog. It seemed like it may be the perfect solution. I've used every cleanser on the market, but I have never been as satisfied as I am with honey! It is perfectly drying and perfectly moisturizing for what I need. Once I tried it, I was hooked. I suggest to get Raw, Unfiltered Honey which has granules that are so exfoliating, you'll glow immediately.
There really is nothing to it.
If you wear makeup, honey will not act as a makeup remover, however after you remove the makeup, cleanse entire face with honey and feel your inner sweetness shine!
I believe that I have found my miracle acne solutions, through patience, listening to (and understanding) what my body is saying and asking for, and through natural sweetness!
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I am on the journey to create joy and live with full happiness. And my wish for you is to do the same!
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