Excited to share this today, as I’ve previously always struggled with acne.
Cystic acne was actually one of the main drivers behind why I went on the pill at 16 years old. I was on antibiotics for years (no wonder I was always the queen of gut issues) & tried every skin regimen under the sun. Getting off the pill & actually addressing the root cause (diet, remedying gut health & poor liver detoxification, and addressing underlying thyroid & hormone imbalances) has been key.
I recently started doing hydra facials every 6 wks at @vivadayspa & it’s been life-changing. Hydrafacials are a facial treatment that cleanse, exfoliate, peel, extract, & hydrate your skin all with a single tool. It’s a 3-step treatment that leaves you with absolutely glowing skin after!
My skincare line-up: I wash my face w/ Beauty Counter’s Cleansing Balm, use hyaluronic acid morning/night, and then follow-up with Beauty Counter’s CounterMatch Adaptive Moisturizing Lotion.
1-2x times a week, I do Beauty Counter’s Balancing Charcoal Mask. 1-2x times a week at night, I’ll wash my face & then apply Beauty Counter’s Overnight Resurfacing Peel. I used to always try super harsh products on my skin – before realizing I was just irritating my face more. Now I keep it simple: cleanse & moisturize.
Other Helpful Tips:
- Make sure to use EWG-verified skincare, body care products, & safer hair care products. Beauty products can contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that may fuss with your hormones. I love safer brands like Beauty Counter & W3llPeople.
- Use natural laundry soap. I love @branchbasics
- Don’t forget to remove makeup before bed, & wash your sheets/make-up brushes weekly.
- Make sure to drink your body weight (lbs) /2 in oz of fluids + 15 oz for every hr of exercise.
- Aim for 25-35g fiber daily + lots of cruciferous veggies
- Aim to minimize refined sugars/processed foods. I love seeing 400-600g veggies & 100-300g fruit per day.
- Consider supplementing fish oil, zinc, turmeric, NAC. DIM or Vitex may be helpful, but check with your doctor first.
- Consider removing gluten, dairy, and nuts (all common food intolerances
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