Thursday, March 13, 2014

Update and Good News

Hello Readers! 

Seems like it has been forever since I posted, I've been very busy with school but I've finally declared my major! (International Studies and Italian Studies Double Major with an Environmental Studies Minor) Anyways I have some VERY good news! My skin is the absolute best it has been in years, I can't remember a time when it was this clear and even toned (and not red).

This can be attributed to a couple of things:
1. My amazing hormone specialist doctor who has been working closely with me for the past three months, she even went so far as to give me her home number!
2. Dietary changes 
3. Vitamins
4. Makeup changes 

So firstly I always knew that my problems were hormonal and could be cured from the inside out, it was never that I had "dirty" skin. My doctor listened to my complaints, looked at my skin, and prescribed a regime of topical and oral hormones to balance my body. WOW has it worked, I have seen amazing changes in my skin and health. 

Second, I have cut out wheat and dairy for the most part. This is crucial for me because I have always had a sensitivity to both. It has greatly brought down inflammation and redness. 

Third, vitamins. I take a protein shake in the morning as well as Neem, Tumeric (for inflammation), Probiotics, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, and Potassium. 

Lastly, makeup. I have very very SENSITIVE skin so most makeups really break me out. I have found one that I love that has no gluten, GMO, titanium dioxide, mica, talc, bismuth oxychloride, etc. You name it. The brand is a small one based out of Missouri called EpicMineralBeauty. I HIGHLY recommend them and had the chance to talk to one of the gals who runs it. So sweet and helpful! Their brand is honestly amazing and I can't thank them enough for what they are doing. I use both the powder foundation and powder blush. 

As for scarring, the doctor I am working with has me doing a round of glycolic peels with TCA. I have done 2/3 now and the results are pretty unbelievable, it even gets rid of the pitted scars. Definitely recommend! 

So I can safely say, my six year journey is coming to a close. No more cysts at all, tiny breakouts if I get them at all. Can't wait for the end results. As for my blog I will keep posting about products I like and past experiences.