Food health : Now that you know my personal opinion, I can talk about what I think and learn about food health, since my transition to a plant-based diet. If you want to read about it, check my first article on « Food health » category on my blog. Again I believe that you decide what lifestyle you want to live, your food diet, cosmetics etc. This is who you are and what you decide to give to your body/skin that will show how your body will works, that is your fuel. If someone have told me that like two years before, I wouldn’t have believe it, because there is no true evidence yet that show the link between food and skin problems like acne. There is so many theory research but nothing proven yet.
My personal experience : I remember when my mom told me « you should stop eating sweet things like chocolate, candy etc » or when I heard that there may have a link between acne and dairy products. I was like there is no way this is true.. Because I was so sure that my personal skin issue that I have since teenage time was not from my food diet, it was not logic.
I was looking for another cause. In fact I wanted that my dermatologist tell me that « Oh yes, we have your blood test results and you have some hormonal imbalance, that could explain your acne. » I was convinced myself that, but no no there wasn’t as easy as I wanted to be. That never happen !! And I was really disappointed when in reality my blood tests results came back totally fine.
So I will have to continue to find my cause factor, because I believe that when you have some body/skin issue you first have to find what part of your body hurts or is dysfunctional and then you can work the healing process from there.
This possibility that food choices could impact the look of your skin was hard for me to believe and most important to accept that it may play a huge unknown role. Because yes, you have been told so many myths that are not been proven but you will believe them or not ? Since I have acne I never made food change or try any diets that you can see in most of the publicity talk about because again I didn’t believe that it could possibly works. So all those years I never pay attention to my food health, to be honest with you.
When I was craving for sugar, I will eat something that will stop my cravings, that’s the truth. But one day my mother told me to try to cutting out dairy products because a friend of her told her this, if I remember right I tried this change during maybe one month and that’s it. Because I was young and terribly impatient, when it comes about my skin issue I have always been impatient, for everything than I tried. I wanted to see results right away… HUGE MISTAKE ! If I didn’t see results in like two or maybe three weeks, I was disappointed and I was asking myself why was I so dumb to think that this product will actually works on me..
With some maturity and the years passed, I know now that in the past and in the beginning of this journey I should have been more patient, conscientious and involved with every routine that I have tried. Since my interest about Food health and long walks/talks with my bestfriend, Mathilde Flury, I was interested to search the link if there was one between food habits and skin problems like acne. Let’s talk about it, they are though right ? I’m talking about food habits, you know the ones you have since you could eat some real food after you were born. During all you life you have been used to eat your food diet without knowing how it will affect your body. Because nobody talk about that, you have to educate yourself and make some research like I did.
Nothing has been proven yet, because it’s not enough interesting for the Pharmaceutical industry or the marketing in general or maybe it’s an issue that don’t matter enough, I don’t know. But I think that this cause should be more take seriously and we should can ear more about it.
What actually works for me
Before beginning with the products that I trust with the ingredients and works actually on me, I wanted to let you know that yes I made like a lot of you, the mistake to try a lot (a lot) of products on the market that for me didn’t worked at all, like I didn’t see any change.
I wasn’t checking the composition of every product, huge mistake again ! It’s so important to know what you’re putting on your face, despite the marketing fact that each product « promise » to you, the ingredients list is the most powerful thing to read before buying anything, because today you cannot trust brands with « all natural » « made with natural products » etc, in general it’s not true, they said to make you want to buy it but you must take time to read every details and yes it’s boring but it’s so worth it in the end, I swear.
I’m not gonna list all the products
that didn’t worked because it’s not the point of my post, when I read myself an article on others blogs, I actually want to know which products has potential to work on me, despite the fact that everyone will have different reaction to every product you cannot believe that you will have the same result that one other person. You have to anticipate that this can not work on you, that means that you have to pursue you search for your perfect routine and yes again it’s a long process.
I found just now what potentially can work and help me to deal with my skin problem, yes after so many years, so it’s new and I’m literally so happy about it !! That time has finally arrived ! Yayyyy
Organic Olivia’s products : I found this amazing girl on Instagram, she’s from NYC and she’s soon to become an herbalist and she created her own website with her own natural products. I have to say she’s so interesting, I loved how she explains what she learns everyday at school and she does have a blog too ! I first read her article about her skin issue story and her Youtube’s video and she talked about how many years she struggled before found her skin cause factor, she did so much exams and everything in her power to know how heal herself from this issue. I’m not gonna explain in deep there but if you’re interested you can go on her website : https://www.organicolivia.com/shop/
After rode everything about her, I began thinking that my actual cause factor could be like her, gut health and digestive issue, so I wanted to try her products ; the Parapro cleanse and the Not your average probiotics, because there was this possibility that can cause my acne. Yes the price are high for a student like me, but I was so much suffering from this issue, desperate and the fact that I trusted the ingredients list that she uses, I wanted to give a try. Literally two months later, my order finally came !! She’s so trusted by everybody that you have to be on the waitlist to can order her products. I’m gonna write an article about it I think because this one gonna be so long if I continue here…
Rosehip oil : this product again I found on Olivia Organic’s website, I told you I believe in what she said. I ordered from Amazon. It’s good for scars, so I waited a little bit before using it, to see if I was healing from acne, because I wanted to try on the scars. Rosehip oil is packed with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. You find vitamin C that is good to boost your collagen production, it’s help with inflammation too. I put this oil every night before bed, mostly on my neck where I have my scars and it take time to see any results because scars are long-term seen results. I try to be patient and conscientious.
Link : https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B0018LVKIQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Black seed oil : that powerful beauty tip was coming from my little sister, Eva, she’s 15, so a teenage girl. She unfortunately got skin issue like me, and my mother bought her one day black seed oil and she tried it during literally one year before seeing actually results on her skin. Even her told me to be patient ! I give a try too and bought it in a natural shop to be sure to have real black seed oil only and nothing added. Because you can find a beauty product with black seed oil but the thing it’s that there is so many others wrong ingredients added that you may not see the real benefit of this amazing oil. I’m so happy with it, it actually really worked on my skin, I put like the rosehip oil every night time and I saw a huge difference with just one month of wait. I think that if you are consistent and that your routine is the smallest you will have bigger results. That kind of routine worked for me.