So I want to share little story with you guys. It all started when I went through an extremely stressful period of my life. For weeks I was battling persistent acne that seemed to be cystic in nature. Because it was cystic in nature that led me to believe it was related to my hormones.
1. Get rid of all synthetic fragrances in my body / skincare regimen. I noticed I had been using a body oil with obvious synthetic fragrance in it and those compounds can sometimes mimic estrogen in the body, and create problems in the endocrine/hormone system.
2. Simplify skincare routine; Cleanse, Tone, Hydrate ONLY.
I had been using a ton of different products on my face, from oil cleansing to benzoyl wash
trying to solve my skin issues; knowing full well that it was an internal imbalance that
wouldn’t be solved with a topical approach.
I started using:
Cetaphil cleansing wash.
Loreal micellar water on a cotton round.
3. Eat breakfast before or at with coffee (versus coffee with no food). I started making myself
eat breakfast even when I didn’t feel like eating. I now eat avocado toast every morning and
its one of my favorite morning rituals. Even my daughter loves it!
4. Exercising/movement/dance therapy daily. Moving our lymphatic fluid is so important for
cleansing the body and the only way that fluid moves around is if we move. It is shifted
throughout the body via muscles contracting and expanding/lengthening and shortening.
5. This is not medical advice. Always see your own care provider.
I tried the supplement called DIM; it is made from cruciferous vegetables and helps the body clear excess xenoestrogens that we sometimes pick up from our environment. Always do your own research but this supplement seemed to change my skin within a day. I had to also drink milk thistle tea often to support the liver as it filters them out. I felt really itchy which can be a side effect of taking DIM. So I have since discontinued use, but only using it for 4 days my skin seems to be staying clear now. Sweating while taking that supplement is also essential!
6. Sauna or any way to sweat. I personally use a far infrared sauna at home, but for anyone
without access to sauna, just finding a way to sweat is a great health practice as well.
This is the sauna I use and love:
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I hope this advice helps you!