There are tons of factors that could be causing your acne, and what’s causing mine could be different than what’s causing yours. However, I believe there are three main things that we can work on in order to clear our skin for life, not just temporarily. I thought it’d be fun to put it in equation form, so here it is:
Natural Skincare Routine + Healthy Diet + Emotional Health = Clear Skin!
Obviously, this equation is in its most basic form. These are just three major things I feel could make a huge impact on my skin personally and hopefully yours as well. Here’s the breakdown…
Natural Skincare Routine
For some, changing their skincare routine alone could completely clear their acne! I’ve never seen it personally, but I’ve read a few stories online. Now when I say changing your skincare routine, I don’t mean just buying the newest acne product on the shelf. Ironically, many acne products that claim to clear your skin have ingredients in them that will further irritate your skin! Even if the product claims it is “natural,” chances are it still has some lab ingredients in it that just aren’t good for you or your acne.
Everyone’s skin will respond differently, but a good place to start is by finding natural, organic products that are gentle on skin and effective at clearing acne. Personally, I’ve recently been using honey to cleanse my face and coconut oil as a moisturizer. (Stay tuned to see how that’s working out!) There are plenty of natural alternatives out there, you just have to figure out what works for you. I’m pretty sure it’s not that acne product you bought off the shelf, though.
This one’s a biggie. Years and years ago, I would have never guessed that the food I put into my body would be the cause of my acne. Boy, was I wrong! Honestly, I think an unhealthy diet might be the biggest culprit for my acne. But actually, it’s the thing I’m most excited about changing.
Do I have food allergies/sensitivities? That I’m not sure of, but I’ve started to feel very strongly about processed foods, and I just know it’s not good for my skin and body as a whole. Truthfully, after years of eating unhealthy food, I think I’ll need to do a body cleanse, most likely a Candida cleanse. (Stay tuned for more on that, too!) After that, I’d like to start eating as healthy as possible in order to keep my acne at bay, and hopefully make it disappear!
My acne doesn’t flare up as much as it used to; it seems like the less I worried about my acne, the more it started to clear up. In my experience, less stress usually leads to less acne and vice versa. Trust me, I know stress isn’t always avoidable, but I guess the goal here is to try and accept ourselves and be aware of how your happiness and emotional health could be affecting your acne.
So, that’s it in a nutshell. Or equation. Anywho, thanks for reading!
What do you think is causing your acne?
Do you think you need to work on any of the three things in the equation?