How I Cleared my Acne

From my teenage years I have never had great skin, and remember using alot of make up to cover it up (I was make up obsessed anyway!) as the years went on it still wasn't getting any better, I'd break out before my period every month, if I was suffering from any kind of stress my skin would get ten times worse and just in general it has never been great.

Below is a photo exactly one month apart, no make up, no filters and as you can see on the left my skin looks sore and irritated and then a month later after cutting out dairy and meat and changing a few other things in my life, my skin is drastically clearer and my spots have cut down by I'd say 90%.

I've spent an absolute fortune over the years on products thinking that they will do the trick and clear my skin.  You see lots of adverts on skincare claiming to clear up acne, none of which have worked for me.  The only thing that will majorly affect your skin is your diet and over the past few months I have learn't this myself.  I have been speaking to a few friends who have switched to being Vegan, and had told me a number of ways it has helped them so I thought I'd try it for myself and to be honest it was a last resort before going to the doctors to be ask to be referred to a Dermatologist.  Its been getting me down for years now and finally I have found my own way of dealing with it so below are my list of things that have helped me.

-  Cut out all dairy products
-  Cut out meat
-  Switched to Soya products
-  Switched to a plant based lifestyle 
-  Getting 8 hours or more sleep per night (early nights work wonders!)
-  Using more Vegan beauty products
-  More self care - Face mask three times a week, relaxing bath, meditation
-  Increasing my water intake each day
-  Trying to cut out any negativity in my life, and yes this does include people, reducing stress is actually an amazing feeling.

These are things that have worked for me personally, so after all these years of spending an absolute fortune on products it all mainly came down to my diet.  I think dairy was a big part of this, and I feel so much better now I've cut it out.  

My skincare routine is very basic and works for me.  I only now use Coconut Oil on my face morning and night as a moisturiser it is absolutely amazing, causes no irritation and makes my skin lovely and smooth and I have seen a massive difference with small bits of scarring I've had on my skin from having acne.

At last I have found something that naturally works for me!