I was one of those “lucky” ones (hear me out, not bragging) who never got a speck of acne during puberty. Oh yeaaa, I was totally the envy of all my pimple faced friends.
Then I hit my mid-twenties, & boom, acne city. Lucky streak over, at a really awesome time in my life (not). I would’ve way rather been shopping for Proactive w/ my 13 year old friends at the mall kiosk than dealing with breakouts as an adult… all by my lonesome. Effing hormones.
(sidebar:: no more cussing on the blog, my Dad called me the other day to tell me using the word “shit” in a post was not ladylike. LMFAO!!!)
Anyways, I am proud to say that as of today, I have been acne free for the past month. I feel like I should get some sort of “Acne Anonymous” chip or something, right?! For me, this is a pretty big deal as I was literally about to throw in the towel & just let the acne do it’s thing.
Acne: 0 | Erica: Winning
To be completely transparent w/ you guys, there are actually two things that I am contributing to my new clear skin, but one of them I am not sharing JUST yet. I like to give everything a good 2-3 week trial run before sharing on the blog, for authenticities sake. It’s such a major process that I am even considering doing a video on the whole thing, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, the other skincare thing that has been really helping me out is this badass (sorry Dad, unavoidable) skincare recipe.
In my search for the adult acne cure, I have become quite the Julia Childs of skincare, making tons of different beauty remedies in the kitchen. I figured, if it’s good for me on the inside, it’s gotta be good for me on the outside. Makes sense, right?
This flaxseed yogurt facial though… it’s def. my favorite to date! Lemme break it down:
» Flaxseeds high level of antioxidants & omega 3 fatty acids (alpha-linoleic acid mainly) help increase the overall health of your skin when consumed & when applied topically.
» Greek yogurt has probiotics (good bacteria) that help to heal acne, prevent signs of aging, & soothe away any redness.
» Cinnamon plumps up your skin by bringing blood to the surface. Sayonara wrinkles & fine lines. You can find another one of my fave DIY cinnamon skincare remedies here.
» Honey has anti-bacterial properties which are total acne killers.
FLAXSEED & CINNAMON FACIAL
» 3-4 tbsp ground flaxseed (found at your local grocery store, typically in the baking section!).
» 1/4 cup greek yogurt
» 1 tsp of honey
» 1 tsp of cinnamon
1. Combine all ingredients
2. Slather on your face, let sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water!
Consuming all of these ingredients as well has numerous, and I mean NUMEROUS, benefits for your insides. Healthy insides = healthy outside!
I highly suggest you make extra of this concoction, top it with some blueberries (brain food), & eat it all day long.
Personally, it’s my go-to breakfast & dessert! Sometimes I even eat it while I let my mask soak in. Multi-tasking, always.
Try it out & LMK how it works for you. I guarantee you will be team flax mask in no time.