The common thread? Letting the body's elimination/detox methods (pooping, peeing, sweating, mucus, relaxing) get out toxins efficiently so you're not overfilled with them. The less toxins are left in you, the less there are to try to leave as acne (or cause countless other problems).
This is the point of natural hygiene - getting out of the body's way so it can heal - & naturopathy - doing no harm to the body.
Please comment below with your thoughts on these tips, & ideas you'd add. This will really help people reading who are suffering with acne :)
peace + sunshine,
Aw, a little bummed no one has commented on here. Though I do see people have joined the group - cool.
Update: I've been eating almost 100% 80-10-10 for a couple weeks now & building the other tips from my list above in a little more too (for some reason drinking enough water is hardest for me).
And my acne is fading more every day. Literally. I wish I'd taken a "before" pic. My skin is clearing so fast :D
Anyone else having good experiences? Or want to share about acne tips?
All great tips Joce!
I'm finding that my face is clearing up rapidly too, although overt fats seem to set me back a bit so I'm cutting them out for a while. Will try reintroducing them one pumpkin seed at a time when my face has been totally clear for a month or so.
Would love to hear from others about this too... but yeah basically all signs seem to point to water only as a great, great face-washing method :) I've done that for months now. Once in a blue moon I'll use a very simple something like Dr. Bronners, but it just doesn't really seem necessary unless say someone were to splash around in a mud wrestling contest and need some extra help getting caked off mud or something :)
I did experiment a bunch with oil cleansing method for quite awhile months back, and it's very exciting how it lifts blackheads out super easy. But I'm wondering if it's why I got really broke out in a wierd way after. Still haven't figured out if it pulled up lots that was beneath the surface, just accelerating the breakout process that would've happened more gradually anyway... or if it caused new problems that wouldn't have happened if I'd just started with water-only method.
Also experimented with all kinds of natural skincare concoctions - masks mostly months back when I was broken out and thus more interested in this topic of skincare. Super fun and many of them have nice effects, but the effects are very short-lived. They don't seem necessary, but if someone finds them fun and not a hassle time and price-wise, then it's fun to play with them! There are different kinds of exfoliants - citrus for example. Stuff like that. Before I got more strictly vegan I loved washing my face with yogurt. If you want more info on these things let me know. :)
You said about cleansing with water! What happens if you wear make up? I am a teacher so I have to wear make up there with acne as its unprofessioanl and kids thing I have chicken pops. SO until its 100% clear I have to wear make up (nude by nature all make up) So what can I use to take the make up off xo
Thx Anita, I'll look into the Norwex face cleansing cloth. I've just been using the tips above & regular towels. I've seen improvement but it's slow as I have chronic health issues that the body is working on right now. I'm looking fwd to the day I can be free of acne!
Vegan Princess, I believe this is what Anita was referring to on the Norwex face cleansing cloth. Check out their products, they're awesome! Thx again Anita!
The "magic" ingredient there wasn't bananas. It was mono fruit meals. Eating just one fruit per meal for a little while, then once in awhile, accelerates the cleansing process.
Doesn't have to be bananas (I know you told me before they're not your favorite taste ;) ). The emphasis on bananas here is I think mostly cause they're cheaper and easier to come by than other fruits often. And I read somewhere they're one of the top fruits the most people list as a favorite fruit, or at least as one of the ones they eat most. Oh, and cause they're higher calorie than many fruits so can get enough calories from less fruit than you would from lower-calorie fruits.
Another high-calorie fruit I love is mangoes :) Or just pick your favorites so your meals are as fun as possible :)
You won't get too skinny if you eat enough calories. Nutridiary or Cron-o-meter are good tools to check how much of a particular fruit to eat to get enough calories. I've worried about being too skinny too, and when I started getting enough calories in I started filling out really nicely, was awesome :) I slip into undereating sometimes cause (I've now realized) I've been in the habit of it for years... along with my fast metabolism, that's been the main reason I've always been thin.
If you start a thread in the main part of the forum (not within this group but just in the main forum) about mono meals... or skin or weight or any lfrv topic really, you'll usually get tons of helpful responses :) And you know about my email/phone coaching already if you ever have specific questions for me you want really in-depth answers for or whatnot :)