thank you all so much for the sweet comments on our issues of getting rid of acne for good. we are always blown away by the support we get from our readers!! THANK YOU!
we are going to share some pictures of our face (skin) and what we are doing now to help get rid of acne through our face routine.
but before we get into all that we wanted to mention that everyone gets acne for different reasons. that there are different types of acne. so you need to understand your own body and make the call on what type of acne you have. now you might be thinking, ” how do I do that”?
we thought the same thing. there are moments when we think our acne breakouts are just hormonal issues due from us dealing with imbalanced hormones. which we still feel our first MAJOR face breakout over two years ago was due from going off the pill. but now we are getting more deep cystic acne that makes us question everything all over again. we will share more on this topic soon.
like we have said we have read so many articles and books on skin and acne. now we are getting down to a few ideas of what might be causing our acne flare-ups.
*side note – Michelle did not take any pictures of her skin when she was at her worst, as it was too hard for her. Lori is much stronger in sharing in hers! thanks for stepping up sis
also please keep in mind we are human. we have feelings, so please no harsh judgement here. these pictures were extremely hard for us to post. but we wanted to share are struggles with acne and show others you are not alone!!
back in September/October time of last year I, Lori, got a really bad flare up that caused my face to be all red along with cystic acne. as you can see in the pictures below. this was an extremely tough time for me. I got really depressed again and cried every night. thinking to myself why is this happening to me? what am I doing wrong?
again these two pictures were taken back in Oct, around my worst!
it was then that I took a deep look at my diet and lifestyle and made some changes. will share more on that in another post.
here is a my skin a few weeks after above pictures in early November.
some improvement! but not healed.
now here are pictures of us that we took yesterday after our video (we do have a little make-up on due to making the video)
going back to face routine that Michelle and I do now for our skin and it has been working!
in the video from yesterday we use the Body Deli products along with jojoba oil. and for me lately these past two weeks I have been using neem oil at night along with my cucumber moisturizer. at first my face broke out a little more when I added the neem oil back into my face routine, but now I can say I just have a few pimples and acne scars left to go away. (remember when you do something new to your face it can cause more breakouts but in a way this is good as it brings out toxins)
small improvements, but feel like I am heading in the right direction.
we know that many people are afraid of using oils on their face. especially when they think they have oily skin. well we have oily skin too! and the oils have been a blessing for our skin!!! use natural, organic, cold pressed oils on face. play around with what oils you find your face likes the best and keep with it.
we love jojoba oil the best followed by neem oil, coconut oil, and castor oil.
Twins Night Time Face Routine to help get rid of acne:
- make sure have clean hands.
- splash face a few times with luke warm water.
- put about a dime size amount of jojoba oil for face cleanser. gently rub face all over in circular motions for almost 2 minutes. splash face again with water to get cleanser off.
- lightly pat face with clean towel.
- *if we had make-up on, we do our apple cider vinegar on face. then place some aloe vera juice on a cotton pad and rub all over face. (since Michelle is not as inflamed as me she does not do aloe on face)
- then put a small amount of more jojoba oil and neem oil. rub again gently over face.
- place a clean towel on pillow and go to sleep.
Upon waking we either rinse face with a few splashes of water or do nothing. And that is it.
we try to keep it really simple, gentle, and natural. and we only like to wash our face at night. we feel when we wash it again in the morning it is too much and makes our face worse.
we still have a lot to learn about our face. and we still have a lot to share with all of you about more findings we have learned about other causes and issues with acne.
Twins Question: What do you like to do for your face routine? How many times do you wash your face a day?