This is my skin in high resolution, raw and unfiltered… straight out of the camera. I would have NEVER posted a shot like this… never in my whole life! Hell, I wouldn’t have posted a shot of my own skin this raw and close up 2 months ago. This portion of my face (on both sides) was plagued with deep cystic acne, insanely clogged pores and bright red surface acne. It was seriously not cool. In pictures it looked like a rocky terrain you could find on a map of a foreign land.
I was already in the habit of eating clean but 2 months ago I threw away pretty much every skin care product in the medicine cabinet… if it had chemicals it was trashed. I swapped out an expensive Aveda “acne cleanser” and replaced it with Purpose (a cheap soap-free cleanser) and I began using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner 1-2 times a day. I replaced my moisturizer’s with 100% organic aloe and grape seed extract water. I began exfoliating with warm organic coffee grounds once a week and increased my water intake. I began eating raw red cabbage like it was my job. I also began replacing other foods in my clean diet with those that are known to help keep hormones in balance.
The result: Well as you can see I have one tiny pimple and a few slightly congested pores that I used steam to open up and clean out last night. My scars and deep marks are fading and plumping back up… looking better daily with the use of apple cider vinegar, aloe and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Next week I will be putting together a special post for anyone out there suffering from bad breakouts and constant acne. I’ll be posting images of the stuff I’ve been using and explain in detail how I’ve been using everything… when, where, how much pressure to apply… you name it!
I suffered with awful and painfully blemished skin for most of my life. I feel like I’ve been battling a horrid monster for 20 years and I have finally won. I’m hoping my posts about this find others who are fighting the same fight. Even if I only help one single human being with this… every second… every word typed… all my effort… SO WORTH IT.