Many times while on Pinterest I come across Face Maps that say something like “What your acne is trying to tell you”. Basically, it’s an outline of a face which tells you what pimples on various parts of your face mean. So pimples between eyes mean that maybe your liver is not functioning well. On your cheeks may mean respiratory or metabolism issues. Basically, the whole face is mapped out and linked to various body parts and function.
The purpose of acne treatments should be, to not only heal acne but also give you gorgeous, glowing skin. Let’s face it, we all want clear skin. Not just clear skin but skin we are comfortable in. Skin that has people looking at you in sheer envy!!
Clear skin that is dry, flaky and red, is not really skin that we want now, do we? Sadly when it comes to acne, most acne treatments available, focus on just killing the bacteria that cause acne. And when they kill the bacteria they also harm the healthy skin.
Now, once you stop using these treatments, the acne comes back. You are now forced to start using these treatments again. I do not think I need to tell you what a vicious cycle this is.
Here are 2 acne treatments that are fine for short term use but may actually harm your skin if used for a long time.
I have suffered from acne for a significant length of time, putting me in the unique position of having heard a lot of nonsense about what causes acne, why I suffer from it and how to get rid of it. When I had acne, suddenly everyone I met was a qualified dermatologist, who knew exactly what was causing my acne and of course they had a cure for me. The cure usually ranged from stupid to utterly ridiculous.
As a result of these ridiculous myths, I wasted a lot of time and did do some permanent damage to my skin. During my time trying to cure my acne, I have carefully documented my diet, skin care and my daily activity. What I figured out from this was that none of these myths were remotely true. In addition to not being true, they just make people who suffer from acne feel bad about themselves.
I just realised that there is not one article on the effects of sugar on my site, which is strange considering that quitting sugar was the first step in clearing my skin of acne.
I have always been a big fan of sweets and desserts. Baking my own cakes and making desserts became my passion, as I thought the commercially available ones tasted awful. Cake and dessert recipes were bookmarked and no time was wasted in trying them out. Among my friends and family, I am known as the person who makes the best cakes.