Hey you stop that stop spending money that is breaking you out it’s not worth it.

    If you are struggling with breakouts maybe you have your whole life and you’ve never gotten it managed or maybe you’re experiencing breakouts for the very first time due to the crazy world of 2020. If any of those things resonate with you please keep reading, I will give you some of the tips that have helped me manage my acne. There are just a few things you need to know about acne to understand how to manage it from home. First thing notice how I keep saying manage that’s correct acne is not curable you can only be managed with the correct products and professional treatments. You read that right manage. Once you come to terms with that your acne journey will go a lot smoother!

    Acne is a lot more complex than people think it is you can’t just drink a bunch of water and wash your face with generic cleansers and hope that you’ll wake up with clear skin, and acne lesions take about 90 days to form and come to the surface this lesion forms in the depths of your skin, and eventually makes its way to the top crazy right? 90 days is around three months but acne itself can take up to 12 to get under control. Acne is actually a dead skin cell problem not a lack of hygiene problem. Acne-prone people shed dead skin cells 10 times more than the average person who doesn’t experience acne. Since we shed far more dead skin cells than a normal person we must make sure that we are often exfoliated in the correct way that aligns with your type of acne.

   The way I like to treat acne is through my knowledge of products/ingredients that are tailored to your specific acne type and also through a series of figuring out your acne triggers. The first thing I like to take a look at is laundry cut out the dryer sheets, the fabric softeners and switch your laundry to a gentle no dye clear detergent. I know a lot of people love their dryer sheets switching over to wool balls and a couple of drops of your favorite essential oils works wonders and saves more money in the long run!

    The next thing I like to look at is makeup and hair care products what type of products are you using on your face what is in those types of products? I'll post A ingredients list you'll want to avoid at the bottom of the blog so many cosmetic brands have harsh pore-clogging ingredients that are not good for acne-prone people! Check anything that you use on your body to the "avoid" list. Things to check your skincare, makeup, haircare, body and hand lotions. Anything that may touch your face through out the day you'll want to check the list.



The next is diet sensitivity like I said it takes acne 90 days to form and come to the surface so you have to be responsible for remembering what dietary changes you have made in the last three months maybe you eat a lot of fast food one week maybe you switched up your diet? Keep a mental note of things that are out of your routine. If nothing has been out of routine then maybe you have developed a sensitivity to your diet. You can go to a allergen specialist and have them test you for small food allergies that you've never known about. It is no surprise that dairy is not good for acne-prone people dairy has a lot of excess hormones and preservatives that cause a lot of inflammation in the skin, switching over things like milk and cheese can also help you figure out what is causing your breakouts. I will also make a list of foods that are not good for acne prone people. Stay on top of changing your pillowcases regularly throughout the week switching to silk it harbors fewer bacteria and is more gentle on the face, stay away from Clarisonic’s or off-brand spin brushes, try not to touch your face throughout the day, cleans your phone regularly, washes your face mask daily, and for more information book an acne consultation with me! 



Acetylated Lanolin
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
Algae Extract
Ascorbic Acid (irraitant) 
Butyl Stearate
Castor Oil
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
Cetyl Acetate
Chondrus Crispus (aka Irish Moss or Carageenan Moss)
Coal Tar
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Alkanes
Coconut Butter
Coconut Oil
Colloidal Sulfur
Cotton Awws Oil
Cotton Seed Oil
Corn oil
D & C Red # 17
D & C Red # 21
D & C Red # 3
D & C Red # 30
D & C Red # 36
Decyl Oleate
Dioctyl Succinate
Disodium Monooleamido
Ethoxylated Lanolin
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Hexadecyl Alcohol
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Isocetyl Alcohol
Isocetyl Stearate
Isodecyl Oleate
Isopropyl Isostearate
Isopropyl Linolate
Isopropyl Myristate
Isopropyl Palmitate
Isostearyl Isostearate
Isostearyl Neopentanoate
Jojoba wax
Laminaria Digitata Extract
Laminaria Saccharina Extract (Laminaria Saccharine)
Lauric Acid
Mango Butter
Mink Oil
Myristic Acid
Myristyl Lactate
Myristyl Myristate
Obrignya Oleifera Seed Oil
Octyl Palmitate
Octyl Stearate
Oleyl Alcohol
PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate
PEG 16 Lanolin
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
PG Monostearate
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Polyglyceryl-4 Isotearate
Potassium Chloride
Punia Granatum Seed Oil
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Red Algae
Shark Liver Oil
Shea Butter
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Solulan 16
Sorbitan Oleate
Soybean Oil
Steareth 10
Stearic Acid Tea
Stearyl Heptanoate
Sulfated Castor Oil
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
Wheat Germ Glyceride
Wheat Germ Oil
Iodized Salt 
Milk (including Organic & Especially Nonfat) 
Whey or Soy Protein Shakes or Bars 
Soy - e.g., tofu, soy milk, tempeh, edamame, soy sauce 
 Seafood, Shellfish - e.g., cod, scallops 
Spirulina, Chlorella, Blue-Green Algae
Kelp, Miso Soup, Seeweed, Seeweed Supplements 
Vitamins with Iodides, Iodine, Kelp, Potassium Iodine,
(also avoid Biotin and B12)
Foods High in Androgens
Peanuts, Peanut Butter
Peanut Oil, Corn Oil, Canola Oil
Organ meats including Pate