Curing Acne the Natural Way Part 2

by forloveofcarrots on April 23, 2014

So a few weeks ago I told you all about my 26 year old stint with puberty and how I was attempting to cure it naturally..

The things I was doing just weren’t working the way I wanted them to, feeling down about myself I made an appointment to see the dermo. My dermo must be a popular guy because I couldn’t get in until the end of May! If you are anything like me looking like a pre pubescent teen at 26 doesn’t really make you feel good about yourself and I didn’t want to have to wait that long to have answers, nor do I really want to be put on antibiotics.

Someone told me they thought I might be having a reaction to my laundry detergent or shampoo so I switched my laundry detergent to Tide Free and Gentle.

I switched my shampoo to a new to me company Kathy’s Family, a small company that we are looking to carry in the store and I had a sample of. I picked up conditioner from Nature’s Gate and even switched my body lotion too.

Doing both of those things helped but I needed more.

I found some Alba Ancedote while browsing Walmart and decided to give it a shot. YOU GUYS, this stuff is freaking AMAZING!! I noticed a difference in my skin over night (nobody paid me to say this). I will sing this face washes praises to everyone.
face-and-body-scrub-web

The last piece was to try a new supplement at the urging of the old store owner I decided to try evening primrose oil.

Evening primrose oil helps with hormonal acne, which turns out to be what I have because since taking evening primrose my skin is a zillion times better!

If you suffer from hormonal acne topical treatments won’t cure it, sure they may help to eliminate existing breakouts but you need to cure the root cause which is hormone imbalances.

Evening primrose oil contains Linolenic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which are both Omega 6 fatty acids. This particular fatty acid plays a role in insulin absorption, cell structure, regulating hormones, improving nerve function, promoting skin elasticity, regulating the heart and regulating mood. Omega 6 is not created naturally by the body, so it must be derived from food sources (or supplements.)

If you are my age and have been struggling with acne and the topical stuff isn’t working for you I highly recommend taking evening primrose oil, it also helps with PMS.

Right now I take two 1,300mg pills a day. Afte a month or two I will cut it down to 1 pill a day but there is no harm in taking two pills.

I am soo happy I figured out the root cause of my acne before going to the dermatologist, because even though he would have given me an antibiotic I still would be breaking out.

Do you think you suffer from hormonal acne?

Have you even heard of evening primrose oil?

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Marvelous Monday

by forloveofcarrots on April 21, 2014

I cannot start this post without wishing a very happy birthday to my two main men!
jeff and brady
I couldn’t survive without these two, they bring me soo much happiness!

Marvelous is: a lovely Easter hike at Sleeping Giant with Jeff and Brady!
me and jeff

brady

Marvelous is: enjoying some outdoor drinking on saturday afternoon, the weather was perfect!

Marvelous is: our Easter eggs this year!
kermit and miss piggy

Marvelous is: the wonderful Easter meal we had: salmon, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, kale salad.
dinner
these great strawberry cupcakes for desert
cupcakes
these great strawberry cupcakes for desert

Marvelous is: NoRa cupcake the place we are having our rehearsal dinner at was voted top cupcake place in the U.S.!!
nora cupcakes

Marvelous is: carrots for the carrot lover!
carrots

How was your weekend?

Did you celebrate Easter? Do you still get an Easter basket?

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Fun Facts Friday: Survey Style

April 18, 2014

Hey there! Hope you have fun weekend plans and if you have the day off, boy am I jealous! I found this great survey on another blog and thought I would play along! 1. What are you wearing? Jeans and a grey sweater 2. Ever been in love? Yes and I have certainly found a […]

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Marvelous Monday

April 14, 2014

Marvelous is: friend time! It was so great to go into the city and see my best friends and get to be all together! Marvelous is: a successful cauliflower pizza crust! I found one in a gluten free magazine Jeff picked up for me and it was a success. I added some vodka sauce, goat […]

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Fun Facts Friday

April 11, 2014

Hey, hey happy Friday! Hope you have some fun plans this weekend! Jeff’s dad is in NYC for a hot minute so we are meeting him in South Norwalk for dinner. I am excited to visit Kazu again. It has been way too long since I have been. Most of my friends live in NYC […]

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