Skin Care Tips [Wednesday Inspirations]

I’ve had tons of problems with my skin during these years. I’ve noticed that my stress shows instantly on my face as well as the air pollutions. I have the atopic skin type which makes my outmost skin layer very dry, but the problem is that by moisturizing it the lower skin starts to develop more spots.

You can see where I'm going with this...

You can see where I’m going with this…

I’ve had many long talks with skin care professionals and doctors, but there hasn’t been anything helpful for me yet. They always tell me how I need to either peel it more, moisturize it more, moisturize it less, use acne products, not to use acne products, not to use any kind of skin care stuff, use magic soap, not to ever use any kind of soap, use oils, not to use oils, use hemp or tea tree or sea weed or whatever lotions… I’ve tried two types of acne medication and all kinds of other pharmacy products. I find it frustrating that they always tell me that ”this thing works for sure” and after using them my skin gets even worse. Most of the products first dry the spots away and for a few days my skin really looks better, but suddenly the dryness starts to bring more of those pimples that without an exception are much more sore and harder to break down. So the only thing that really helps is the water and being concious about what to eat and when.

Without being totally aware of what to eat and drink I’d actually have a very bad acne. So I keep eating healthy and only foods without preservatives, drink a huge amount of water everyday and use make-up that doesn’t cover my skin with bad ingredients. For years I’ve already had an ”okay looking” skin but it definitely takes alot of work. Alot of people seem surprised if I tell them I suffer from acne, because normally it really shows on people’s faces. My skin’s condition is the end result of a very thoughtful skin care, but it doesn’t leave any space for living unthoughful life.

Mix these to make a smoohie!

Mix these to make a smoohie!

People who haven’t had any kind of acne usually think it’s not much of a big deal and that always makes me feel bad. That certainly is one of the hardest things to go through for a young woman like myself. They think that people who suffer from acne must not take any care of their skin what so ever. To be honest it would be cool sometimes just to look in the mirror and see my skin totally free of those annoying spots. But of course while getting older I’ve found it easier to live with my skin, since there are so many other things to worry about it this world.

So today, since it’s the time for my Wednesday Inspirations, I thought I’m gonna give a shot for another skin care tip I haven’t ever tried out before. I will keep you guys updated of how it worked.

It is natural, easy to manufacture, cheap and for sure doesn’t consist any preservatives. People have said it works as a good clarifying toner and I totally like the idea of making a skin care product by myself.

Lets hope it works!

Lets hope it works!

You need:

-1 lemon’s juice

-same amount of boiled water

-1 glass bottle

First you boil the water and wait until the water is steady again. Then squeeze the juice out of the lemon and mix them together. Pour it to a glass bottle and use as a skin tonic. This should stay good for a week as stored in room temperature.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

I am aware that the lemon is something that can really dry the skin, so I’m also going to test my new moisturizing product, the coconut oil. The coconut oil can also be used for any type of cooking as well as for hair care.

Someone else want to try these out? Let me know how it worked for you!

 

Stay beautiful,

Mari

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16 thoughts on “Skin Care Tips [Wednesday Inspirations]

  1. Your skin stretches over some very lovely bones too! My son has had acne for a number of years and he’s found the same as you, basically everything fresh, plenty of clean water and healthy sleep. He chose to be a fitness coach and dietician, probably due in some large part to his skin condition.

    RR

    • How extremely nice of you to share this. :) It is funny, that this society is only leaning tho those millions of skin “care” products. Instead of that we should focus on the water and the fresh food. I’m sure that alot of the people could live happily without using any kind of skin stuff, maybe some moisturization every now and then but that’s all.

      Thank you for your comment. :)

      -Mari

  2. Hi, I don’t suffer with acne, however, I am plagued with other skin conditions on my face. Doctors gave me plenty of medication and products to use. End story: healthy diet, lots of water, tons of research, and I have found my own solutions.

    I make my own products to now. I really like the lemon water toner. I hope you find it works great for you!

    Cat

  3. I had quite bad acne when I was younger, and I still do at the age of 24! But you’re right, after trying just about everything that’s out there I’ve settled for lots of water, fresh fruits and veggies, this insanely good serum thingie that doesn’t clean (which usually dries out as well) but works as an anti-inflammatory medicine, so the redness disappears and spots heal faster! Its a lifesaver :) I also only buy makeup removers etc from the pharmacy nowadays, usually I go for either Vichy or ACO :)

    somehow that lemon recipe scares me a bit tho :D its just so acidic! but I’ll stay tuned to find out your results :)

  4. I very much emphatize with you, I had the same problem when I was teenager on my back! I went through a similar thing like you ending up being the guinea pig of doctors. When I lived in London I found a very good beauty clinic, they made a very specific skin analysis, looking at the different layers of the skin. It took a loooong time until I found what would work – in terms of Acne products it was Murad, that did quiet a good job to me but now I am using Saint Barth with all organic natural ingredients like mango butter, avocado, coconut oil and aloe vera (every product has just one ingredient: either mango butter or aloe vera…). Another thing I have been told by the cosmetician is that very often Acne can be due to a food intolerance- the skin is the greatest organ, also having a depuration function. In my case it was cows milk that I didn’t tolerate. Thank you for sharing this article!
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  5. I have combination skin type ( part oily part dry ). I’ve tried lemon + honey, and it worked fine. Lemon dries the skin but honey moisturizes it back :)

  6. Such useful information. I will keep coming back to see the updates! Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I will follow you too! ;)

  7. Yeah I’ve dealt with acne for years and I’ve come to accept that pimples just happen and I just keep using St. Ives apricot scrub & it eventually gets better. :) Keep up the good fight against acne darling!

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