Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"All I ever wanted was to see you smiling"..-Basshunter

What you eat shows up on your face, and if it doesn't show up on yours, then in sure does show up on mine.
 Lately, I have started getting the worse acne, I have no idea where it's coming from! It's all over my forehead, which I'm hoping it's just sweat bumps, but it looks very unhealthy, and might I add, gross.. I have been working out a lot, and I usually tend to wash my face right before I work out, and I swab toner on it after the work out, so that way my pores don't clog. So what is causing this disaster? Well, I'm going to try eating better, that means eating tons of fruits & veggies, drinking tons of water, eating yogurt or Organic apple sauce when I crave something sweet, and laying off on the sugar! -and taking my Fish Oil, and Vitamin E.
Let's see if that will change it, I sure hope it does! I never ever get acne, and if I do, it's one or two pimples, not all over my forehead, and hairline. If you have any advice on what you do to keep a clean, pimple-free face, please share! And for those of you that are like me, try these great Antioxidants from Self Magazine!

Blueberries- Eating the sweet treat increases circulation, resulting in glowing skin.
Kiwi- The fuzzy fruit serves up skin-smoothing vitamin E and helps banish blemishes.

Mushrooms- They're a top source of skin-saving B vitamins and may short-circuit sun damage.

Oranges- Citrus-rich lotions speed up cellular turnover, enhancing radiance.
Spinach- The water-rich veggie attacks blemishes and hydrates skin from the inside out.
Walnuts- Their oils protect skin from environmental hazards and boost skin.
Strawberries- The bold berry is rich in collagen-firming vitamin C and lightens skin spots.


Mo Pie, Please said...

I have no advice - I had such terrible acne growing up and it's only gotten a little better because I'm older. But I can't imagine eating well won't help you out. I bet it's the sweat from the gym so maybe you should just remove makeup before and wash/tone after? I don't know, but good luck!

Sara Szatmary said...

oh man... this makes me hungry... I don't have awesome skin but it's always the best when I use all natural products.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting Inspired Design... I am now following you! I was getting some acne in my 30's... weird, huh? Never had it as a teen. Pro active worked wonders... totally stopped it and I didn't not find it harsh at all. It's worth a try if you haven't already checked it out. xo

Taylor said...

I buy a wonderful topical called GlyTone from my dermatologist (but I am sure if you went online you could find it). Check to see what it has in it, and if you're allergic to anything, if not you should give it a try! it tingles when I put it on, and apparently it eats away dead skin and rebuilds new skin.

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I was an educator and trainer for a high end skincare line for long time before having babies; so I know a lot about skincare. What I can tell you is that using toner after you work out is not a good idea. Reason: toner actually is a mild exfoliant that will actual open your pores. If you are using toner on skin that is full of sweat and dirt, you are actually putting that into your pores. I know it seems like it is a quick and easy cleanser, but it is not! So what I would do is to stick to a simplified 3 step regime of cleanse, tone and hydrate morning and night. You don't want to over stimulate your skin as well. I am all into the natural products with medical grade ingredients. You are right to nourish from the inside out too! ;) If you have any specific questions on products, email me. I will be happy to help you out in any way I can! xo Samantha
ps. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Vintage Home said...

HI Thanks for dropping by!
Our 20 year old daughter went to Australia & NZ for 3 months and came home with the worst acne..nothing to do with the countries!...but 3 months later it is still here...we tried Proactive, healthy eating tons of water..we are now considering a Dr's visit. If it is a bad bacterial infection we are desperate! ..Hope we don't have to resort to antibiotics but who knows???
Thanks for all the info tho!

Jess said...

I had the WORST growing up. I tried it all, Retin-A, ProActive, Differin Gel and they all made it worse. It's gotten better now that I'm older but I still have a few here and there now and then. Really I think it depends on your skin type.

I was going to say, however, I've heard toner is horrible for your skin. I've also heard to only wash once a day (preferably at night) and just rinse with water in the morning. Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid help to spot treat, but you have to be careful because they dry out your skin plus your skin will get used to them. You also might try Wrinkle Creams with Retina. Surprisingly the same stuff to treat wrinkles helps with acne so hopefully that means we won't have wrinkles when we get older!

Oh, and try using a fresh clean towel each time you wash. And watch out for your cell phone/hair/hands touching your face!

Hope this helps. Sounds like you are getting lots of good advice, and good luck!!!!

audrey marie said...

cetaphil was my saving grace in college. worked wonders!!

love all the natural remedies too!