If there’s one thing that I have realised (despite all desires to the contrary), these kinds of ‘internal affecting the external’ changes take time. And that’s not a bad thing.
Even though sometimes it feels like it is.
What I have realised is that if you do a hundred different things all at once, you really don’t know which one is the right one. Which change has made a difference. Is it all of them? Is it just one little thing? Is it a combo of a few separate things? When you’re trying all the things in one go it really makes it hard to tell.
We’ve been on this road for a while now and it’s yielding slow and steady results. A combination of no grain, dairy and sugar with regular laser and PDT treatments at Skin Renewal have reduced redness and the little pimples. For me personally, dairy has a greater and more immediate effect than grain. We’ve discovered that I have a natural diet that has enough zinc so by having more in the form of a supplement, it actually makes my skin worse. The PDT treatment works like magic on any break out that I may be having.
So what have we learned recently?
Well, a couple of weeks ago my skin went absolutely beserk. And it’s not like I was cheating. I couldn’t think of anything that could have caused it to have regressed so badly that it was actually burning. I walked into Skin Renewal and we were all at a loss. I felt disgruntled. Hugely emotional about my face and like nothing would ever help me.
Then I realised that was my general feeling to like, everything in life and then it hit me… It was imminently about to be *that* time of the month. Which explains pretty much everything right?! My hormones may have more of a role in all of this than we originally thought. But what does that mean? I haven’t actually spoken to a Health Doc at Skin Renewal about it, but I’m assuming that it would mean some kind of hormonal supplement?
Guys, let’s talk about the last time I had additional hormones in my body…
It was when I was sick for 9 months in a row. Twice. (Thankfully pregnancy with Kyla was pretty textbook). Before that, the pill made me so angry that I could feel the blood boiling in my veins. The littlest thing made me lose my cool and it totally obliterated my keenness for any sexy time. Which is maybe why the minute I went off it, we were pregnant with Kyla. But that’s a story for another time.
The other thing is that I have been using this NeoStrata cream to reduce redness under my make up every morning. You’re supposed to use it twice a day on affected areas but I noticed that it did this weird thing to my nose. The same thing the zinc did – it makes it very bumpy, red and makes the skin peel regularly. So now I only put it on my cheeks and I think it’s making a difference.
So all in all, we are building on the foundations with extra little things that work and if they don’t work they can get lost.
The thing is that I have realised that I am probably going to be stuck with this for life. I just don’t think it’s ever going to clear completely. Which sucks. But I figured that I should rather just make peace with it than freak out about it.
Which also means that I will be spending the rest of forever covering up my skin. So I thought I’d show you how I do that. In this little video I’ll take you through my entire routine to get my face looking people worthy. It’s my everyday make up look. It also features Knox with a side order of Ryder and Chase and a little story time lead by Knox too.