I’m finally biting the bullet and doing it. I’m sharing with you all the months of research that I’ve been doing. But you see.. I can’t just throw it all out there at once. There’s so much information out there that would just be nuts. So I’m going to break things down into manageable little chunks.
When it comes to skincare things aren’t one-size-fits-all. In fact, what works for one person may not work for you at all. So not only am I going to be sharing recipes, but I also want to share a little bit of science so you can understand the logic behind why I’m recommending what I am.
By understanding what it is that’s going into your skincare products, and subsequently your skin, you can really customize everything to create a skincare line that is totally, perfectly you!
So today we’ll start with:
Customizing For Blemished Skin
Did you know that 80% of teens and 40% of adults suffer from acne?
It’s not fair, I know. As an almost-30-year-old I get so frustrated with my skin, and subsequently, myself. It’s easy to think that it’s simply because your skin is dirty and that if you could only scrub a little harder…
But no, it’s not that simple. The name of the skincare game is being gentle, even when (especially when!) dealing with acne and blemishes.
Here’s the nitty gritty: Your body naturally produces oil. When your body produces too much oil and it gets mixed with the naturally occuring dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin’s surface, it blocks your pores resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, zits, blemishes, or acne.
So rather than using harsh chemicals to rid your skin of the oil that’s meant to protect it, what we’re aiming for is teaching your skin to produce the right amount of oil, reducing building and killing the bacteria that resides on the surface. You see, you can’t just simply dry up a zit once it’s already established, and most “cures” that claim to do so are simply drying up the skin around the blemish.
Food and its effects
Oh, and I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t mention the affects that food sensitivies can have on your skin. But that’s a whole other book in itself, so I’ll leave it at this: If your acne is persistent you’ll want to look into changing your diet. Triggers like gluten and dairy can cause skin problems. Another way to possibly help your skin is to increase the amount of omegas in your diet. But seriously, this is a whole. other. book.
What tools are we looking for when it comes to acne prone skin? Essential oils with antiseptic, antibacterial and calming properties to help clean, dry, and cure blemishes and prevent them from reoccurring.
Fresh herbs for acne: Basil, thyme, oregano