Skin: Acne and Sensitivity

Ok, this post is about my skin. My backward, up-and-down skin.
From puberty to now, acne has been my worst enemy. I was on a contraceptive pill since I was 15 to control it… nothing else was working. It worked wonders (even thought the odd one got through from time to time). Since my two pregnancies, I haven’t been using it again… and my acne has exploded in the last 3 months or so(face, chest and back… ergh!). So, I decided to go back on the pill. I am 15 days in, and my acne is worse now than when I decided to go back on it… which is normal. It takes about 3 months for the pill to really take a-hold and even everything out.

I also have sensitive skin. Yep, its like another nail in my tiny skin coffin. This fact alone has stopped me from using a lot of topical creams and ointments, as well as all the fang-dangle acne washes. I recently bought a product that is designed to reduce oil production, and is ‘natural’ products, with no parabens. I thought, “brilliant! this might actually work…” 3 days in and I have noticed some redness on my face…. Brilliant. And FYI: ‘spot testing’ doesn’t work for me. every area of my skin is different, and generally takes 2-3 exposures for a reaction to occur.

So, I thought I would share my progress pictures, to show you all how my skin is improving (ever so slowly!). I apologise for the massively unflattering photos of my face, I was trying to get the right angles… 😛

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Skin: What Your Acne is Telling You

Acne is something I have ALWAYS struggled with… and still do. I will post about my acne in a few days time 🙂

BadVegan

While your eyes may be the window to your soul, your skin is the window into your body. Believe it or not, the location and type of break out you’re dealing with can tell you a lot about how you can treat it!

The wonderful thing about Ayurvedic medicine is that it aims to fix the cause, not the effect. Instead of trying to cover up and quickly treat acne spots, holistic medicine says that the goal should be to cure rather than conceal.
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Where are your breakouts located?

face

Upper Zone Acne: The forehead, eyebrows, and temples.
Cause: Typically stems from internal dryness: digestion issues, dehydration, and stress.
Treatment: Drink plenty of water to keep the skin plump and healthy rather than dull and bumpy. Do moderate exercise to reduce stress. Moisturize even if you are oily: moisture calms inflammation and will reduce acne on the forehead…

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