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Clear Skin From the Inside Out

You can have the clearest skin in the world…until you eat the wrong food or start slacking in your facial cleansing routine.  It happens to everyone.  If I get really stressed out, I get a surprise on my face.  Eat too many oranges, I get a surprise on my forehead.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve been really busy, and at times I have been too tired to wash my face before bed.  I don’t wear makeup on a regular basis, but I always moisturize my face.  I get tired of having to do a deep cleanse every other night before bed.  I workout alot and I sweat alot, but I don’t wear makeup.  Not wearing makeup helps, but you can’t forget the grime your face collects throughout the day.  Your pores need that layer of grime removed so you don’t wind up with Pimple Delight.  So I have been trying a few things to kind of keep my skin balanced. My skin is sensitive and it has helped cut down on the irritation I do sometimes experience for too much deep cleansing.  So here are the things I changed: #1 ACV and Honey I drink a cup of this stuff with […]
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Spot Treatments for Acne

I know everyone or most people have had a “OMG I have somewhere to be and everyone is going to see this giant zit!”.   Been there done that, and no, I don’t want to repeat it.  Sometimes I find sulfur mask or purifying mask in general, either do two things to my face: Dry it out or only work once.  When my skin has been dried out by a facial mask, my moisturizer has to work over time aka I have to use it 3 times a day.  My moisturizer is too expensive for that.  So I have found  3 ways to treat areas that are prone to acne or pimples in general.  So the 3 ways I treat my skin are simple: Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Create a 50/50 mix of ACV and water to spot treat Crushed aspirin mixed with a little water Spot facial mask of Honey, ACV, Baking Soda, and Peppermint Oil For #1, I mix 3ish tbsps of raw local honey, I have major sinus issues, with 3ish tbsps of ACV.  Once it’s mixed together I add water and drink it.  I like sour stuff.  So if you don’t like sour stuff skip […]
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Herbal Remedies for Acne, Blackheads, and Pimples

There is a previous post on the benefits of yarrow in regards to the hair and scalp.  However, there are other uses for yarrow where skincare is concerned.  Yarrow is known for its ability to regulate the amount of oil a person’s skin produces.  It can also help make your pores smaller, which in turn reduces the amount of acne/pimples/blackheads you may experience.  Though acne can be triggered by many things, such as too much acid in your diet, nobody wants to walk around with a face full of bumps.  Those of you who suffer from frequent acne or blackheads can benefit from a yarrow facial cleansing mask.  It is an herbal infusion that deep cleanses your pores and rejuvenates your skin.   Mask #1: Yarrow & Nettle Cleanser     1 cup of buttermilk     2oz of fresh yarrow & nettle tops (the flower portion)   Simmer the herbs with the buttermilk for 20 minutes.  Remove from the heat, cover, and allow to steep so the herbs can infuse in the buttermilk.  Strain, bottle, and keep refrigerated.  To extend the life of your cleanser place what you won’t immediately use in the freezer.  Do not use this mask every […]
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