It’s Friday night, it’s been one hell of a week, you’re feeling stressed, run-down, your skin looks like crap, and all you feel like doing is lounging around on the couch with some Netflix and junk food. Am I right?
Before diving into that block of choccie, popcorn and vino, have you ever considered what this might be doing to your complexion?
A lot of the time we think about our complexion as external rather than internal!
Acne is caused from a number of factors: sebum on the skin, full glam makeup, bacteria, dead skin, inflammation and clogged pores to name a few. Not to mention the riveting hormonal acne we get… especially for us adults. Along with our diet, sleep, medications we take, current skincare and haircare treatments, our skin soaks up EVERYTHING we put on it.
If you are looking for a natural alternative, you’ve come to the right place!
Our Rapid Blemish Spot Remover contains hero ingredients such as Pineapple, White Willow Bark, Tea Tree & Licorice; all natural ingredients that work in harmony to treat acne-prone skin.
Pineapple: rich in Vitamins C & E, known to brighten and even out skin tone, and keeping extra pollution damage at bay.
White Willow Bark: provides gentle exfoliation, helps reduce acne & excess oil, helps to refine pores and smoother looking skin.
Licorice: assists in reducing redness, inflammation and swelling, soothing on skin.
Tea Tree: provides anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, calms redness and swelling, may prevent and reduce acne scars.
Foods that may assist in the fight against acne, are still being researched daily, however, it has been said that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and more greens may reduce inflammation and improve acne symptoms. These foods consist of:
- Fish – salmon, sardines
- Spinach and Kale
- Grass-fed Beef
- Wild Rice
Some foods to be cautious of, if you are dealing with acne, or even a couple of zits here and there, are dairy products and foods with a high glycemix index. This is all to do with how high a type of food can raise levels of blood sugar. An example of these foods:
- White breads/bagels
- Sweetened cereals
- Rice based pasta
- Short grain white rice
- Snack foods – pretzels, rice cakes, popcorn
- Milk, cheese, ice cream, yoghurt
Have you ever considered your diet when it comes to your skin? If not, and you are wondering what the heck is going on with it, I highly recommend a food journal. Writing down everything you eat from the minute you have your first bite of food/drink, up until bed time.
These are super helpful for working out what foods may be reacting to your skin and body, and knuckling down and seeing what you are actually consuming. A lot of the time when we eat, we aren’t consciously thinking about what it may be doing to us internally, OR externally.
Another thing I can massively recommend, is double cleansing twice a day (AM & PM), as well as after sweating, avoiding touching your face, changing your pillow case every 2 days and washing your hair regularly.
Also, checking in with your stress levels and if you are dealing with stress, how you are coping with it, as stress causes the body to produce more oil on the skin, which may be causing acne.
If so, our Rapid Blemish Spot Remover will be your best friend – the natural ingredients in this product are wonderful for the skin, including anti-inflammatory properties, soothing, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Our skin is the largest organ on our body, so why apply ingredients you have no idea how to pronounce?
You only have one body and you will live with it for the rest of your life.
e good to yourself; be kind; be gentle.