I’ll be 100% honest. I wasn’t the girl who had to deal with severe breakouts during my teenage years. I zoomed right through puberty without stressing about anything skin-related.
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks when I became pregnant. I have my hormones (and my little one of 15 months) to thank for that.
All of a sudden, pimple-after-pimple, I was overwhelmed with this newfound problem that infested my body. My chin and back were equivalent to volcanoes, erupting pimples like there was no tomorrow. (Sorry for the visual TMI- I tend to be overly descriptive with these kinds of things).
Anyways, as you could imagine, I was desperate for a miracle cure. I tried multiple drugstore creams and cleansers. I tried toothpaste. Baking soda. Apple cider vinegar. I tried it all. And at the end of the day, I was left with more pimples, more acne scars, more distress.
Until I discovered my “holy-grail” product from LUSH, and began working it into my daily routine.
Here’s how I got rid of my acne:
1. LUSH Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Formula
I worked this into my exfoliating routine at night. After I took off my makeup, I washed my face with water, exfoliated with Ocean Salt, left it on for a few minutes, and washed it right off.
2. Homemade Colloidal Oatmeal & Honey Mask
Colloidal is just a fancy term for finely grounded. I put a 1/2 cup of organic oats in a blender with a 1/2 cup of organic whole-milk yogurt, and 3 tablespoons of raw honey. I liberally applied the mask (after cleansing with Ocean Salt) and waited until it dried completely, after approximately 30 minutes.
3. H20 (and lots of it) + Healthier Diet
As much as I was loving all the organic topical products for my face and body, I realized there was no point in spending the money for them unless I also changed what I was putting into my body.
Once I started being intentional about drinking more water and incorporating more fruits and veggies into my diet, I noticed my acne gradually disappeared and my skin started to have a more natural glow! I’m still working on moderating the junk, so I know that it’s definitely not as easy as it sounds- as I talked about in my previous post.
This change is the most obvious, but it’s a lot easier to reach for temporary fixes instead of dealing with the root issue.
If you’re battling with acne, I hope these simple tips will come in handy. I know firsthand what it feels like when you want to hide from people and places because of a severe breakout, that no amount of makeup can conceal.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!