Thursday, February 3, 2011

Maybe I'm finally going Green...

Hey girls!

A quick update on my ongoing acne\skincare log and some new info that could help 
Well, this past week, it’s been pretty darn rough. It was “that week of the month” so my face was all like “gahhhh I hate you!!” plus, due to circumstances beyond my control, I wasn’t able to eat the healthiest either, including the dreaded pizza, which, at least to me, is almost as notorious as ice cream when it comes to causing zits.
I don’t care what experts say about food not causing acne…every, and I mean EVERY, time I eat ice cream I break out.
So it’s been painful, but I have avoided it like the black plague.

Anyways *offtopic* so, yeah, this week was pretty rough acne wise.
And Daggonit…I picked. I know, I know, I’m HATING myself for it right now, but I hate looking at pimples...I would rather look at a scab, I really would.
Hypocritical of me, I know. It’s a well known fact that the more you pick, the worse it is, and I agree with that. It’s just a bad habit that I have to break. Ugh.
But I continued with my routine, using cetaphil daily moisturizer when I get dry as a supplement, and of course I’m always researching different things that work, and what the majority of people like.
I have been mainly focusing on natural supplements, I really don’t want to put any more chemicals on my face.

One thing I came across last night that I hadn’t heard before was green tea as an acne aide. There were many extremely positive reviews for green tea as an aide on, both as a drink, to help acne from the inside out, and applied topically.
Basically, many people have said that green tea is extremely good for you, filled with vitamins and antioxidants that help flush out impurities, aide bodily functions, and even help you lose weight, and many people have found it really helps skin problems too.
Most people have said that the most effective way of using green tea to help your acne is to drink, 1-3 cups a day on DECAF green tea. Caffeine is bad for your skin, and will make you break out more, so be sure it is decaffeinated green tea. Now green tea has a pretty strong and kind of unpleasant taste, so I add a couple spoonfuls of honey, and then it tastes really good 

Also, the tea can be applied topically, kind of like a toner, either by rubbing the tea bag, wet, of course, on your face, or even splashing your face with the tea.
It sounded easy, we had green tea in the house, so last night and this morning I decided to try it.
I made a cup of green tea this morning, then used the bag and rubbed it on my face, and let it air dry. It felt a bit tight at first, but after a while it calms down and makes your skin feel soft.
I kept a applying a bit of the tea throughout the morning to certain parts of my face, and was pleasantly surprised.
I was fully prepared for it not to work, so I was pretty happy when I looked in the mirror and saw that it had helped a lot with the swelling of the ones on my forehead, chin, and the one on my cheek.
While, of course they are not gone completely, I mean, this is my first try using it, there was a decreasing in swelling, and it didn’t dry my face out, plus it felt good to put something so natural on my face.
I’ll do another update in a week, and tell you guys how the tea is working 

I’m not sure if I can drink 1-3 cups of that stuff a day…I am not really much of a drinker, which probably isn’t a good thing, but it’s how I am.
I hate the sloshy feeling of having so much water inside of you. I drink..just definitely not as much as I am supposed to. Maybe I’ll try to work on that 
So that’s something new I came across, and I’m excited that it is so easy, cheap, and all natural. I hope it keeps working, an I will definitely keep you guys posted.

All my love, and God's blessings, Ari <3

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