This post is a bit hard to write. It feels personal and slightly embarrassing. Honestly, I know you all are going to leave me wonderful comments and tell me how I shouldn’t be embarrassed and be lovely. But, somehow it feels like having bad skin as an adult means there is something wrong with me. (Truly, I do all the right things like eat nuts and berries, run up and down my stairs daily, go to the doctor, drink water, and have a great skin regime!)But, I’m ready talk about it and do something drastic.
I’m 35 years old. While I’ve never had glorious skin…I think the last 5 years have been the worst (after I had Levi…downhill! darn kid :)). I’ve struggled with having clear skin most of my life. As an 18 year old I looked forward to being older so that it would be something not to worry about. But, as a 35 year old…I wish for my 18 year old skin again!
That’s just dumb. So…let’s not be dumb, I say!
Here’s a picture of me now…taken yesterday.
Yes, I’m hot :). Don’t get me wrong…I don’t have a self-confidence issue. (And, slap some makeup on that face and it’s pretty nice looking :).) But, having blemishes on your face at 35 is just ridiculous. I have other things to worry about. And the redness and discoloration…annoying! And believe me…this is a good day!
Here’s the issue. I do NOT want to spend another dime on face cream, wash, acne spot treatments, spot correctors, brushes, and more…when I’m pretty sure they aren’t doing a darn thing. So, this last time when it came time to go and buy the wash, toner, and more I said…NO!! I needed a new head for my Clarasonic…NO!! My foundation is old and needs to be replaced…NO!
I will NOT buy anymore fancy, expensive products for my face when it looks like this! Obviously, something isn’t working. Or…I’m just going to have to settle for the skin I have. Which, is just fine. But, I want to KNOW without a doubt that this is what is going to be in my future. And then I’ll just fine a good smelling product and stick with it. But, I’m not forking over anymore money until I’ve tried everything!
So, this is the experiment…
30 days of natural face cleansing.
30 days of no-processed food.
30 days of yoga twice a week.
30 days of 4 bottles of water daily.
Only items from my kitchen for cleansing, only natural make-up (if any!), and only natural food. Going to flush out this skin, rehydrate, and restart!
**You have faith in me, don’t you? What do YOU think…will it work? Weigh in on advice, websites, recipes, and more. Are you struggling with adult acne? And if you have struggled and found something that works for you..share!! **
Check back every Saturday starting September 25th for an update, picture of how things are improving (or not improving…yikes!), thoughts, tips and tricks, and recipes I’ve been using!