Yesterday I broke out. It’s that time of the month again and when my “red days” come, the mood swings, intense salty-sweet food cravings, and ACNE have a little fiesta in Pattyville. Instead of absorbing the negativity, I decided to be proactive about it. Pimples come and go and it’s natural to feel stressed (and depressed) about it. Having a zit (or zits) can really dampen your spirit, it can cause you to feel insecure and uncomfortable. For my line of work, it’s really difficult because I’m indirectly paid to meet certain physical expectations. But I always try to embrace these physical “temporary flaws” and try to work around it. Ang pimple ay parang lamok—wala siyang silbi, isa siyang walang kakwenta-kwentang HASSLE sa buhay.
Sleep, healthy eating, good hygiene and lots of H20 are your best bets for healthy and glowing skin. I haven’t found a way to completely eradicate zits, but here are some of my not so secret skin saving products that I’d like to share with you all. Of course, we all have different skin types, so I advise you to do your research first before trying these products.
Skin Saving Toothpaste
This toothpaste works best for those who are acne prone in the chin area (like me!).
Apple Cider Vinegar
You can get a bottle of organic ACV from Healthy Options. You simply mix 1 tbsp of ACV with 1 tbsp of honey and dilute it in a whole glass of water. Drink it at least 3x a day (before meals). ACV helps clear acne and also speeds up your metabolism! It works well for sore throat also.
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Moroccan Argan Oil
I slather a drop of argan oil all over my face after washing. Two times a day will do. It clears your skin from acne and has some anti-aging qualities too. I went for an entire week without argan oil on my skin and I completely broke out. Never again!
It’s pretty expensive but a bottle will last you for months.
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Ultra Light Hydrator
Since I have sensitive skin, it’s important for me to use a very mild cleanser and an equally gentle moisturizer. You can get this brand from your Derma since it’s usually exclusively carried by doctors.
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