You know that thing they tell you about the pregnancy glow? Issa scam people😂
I glowed for all of 2.5 sec and then it was downhill ever since.It was an acne fest up in my face.
Thing is there is acne and then there is hormonal acne.Hormonal acne is basically equivalent if not more painful than ingrown hairs.I know we are all grown here and if you have experienced ingrown hairs especially on your pubs then you know that pain is from the devil.Just like ingrown hairs they are unsightly,painful and inflamed.
Lucky or unlucky for me I had dealt with acne before so I knew how to deal with it for the most part.One of the lessons I learnt from dealing with acne is that rushing for over the counter medication or creams in a bid to get rid of the acne is not always the best choice.Chances are it won’t work and you will be trapped in a cycle of buying cream after another which could only end up aggravating the situation and causing a serious dent in your wallet.It really shouldn’t cost the earth.I, however, can’t underestimate the huge blow acne deals to ones self esteem.It’s nerve racking to say the least.It doesn’t matter if your acne is mild or more severe, your feelings are valid.Let nobody make you feel bad for feeling bad.
Lucky for you,I didn’t come empty handed loves and if I can help one person out of this misery I’m here for it!I am a huge advocate for DIY homemade face masks (see here) as they are easily accessible in the kitchen pantry and your credit card will thank you!
And though, yes, DIY skincare recipes are as dime-a-dozen as that cliché is,turmeric and raw honey masks are life.
Turmeric has extraordinary anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, antibacterial, and anti-aging properties, which make it an excellent face mask ingredient. Raw milk is great for softening rough skin and hydrating dry skin. Honey is a natural humectant that will moisturize and hydrate skin.
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon honey
1. Use a gentle facial cleanser to remove all traces of makeup.
2. Gently wash your face with warm water to open up pores and allow the nutrients to sink in. Pat your face dry before using this mask.
3. Mix the above ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl.
4. Using clean fingertips, slather a thin amount of the turmeric face mask onto your face. Sit for five to 10 minutes or until the face mask dries up completely.
5. Rinse off with cool water and a mild facial cleanser.
I have used this face mask throughout this journey of erratic hormones and even more defiant acne and it has worked in ways I didn’t think possible especially in my current situation. It not only tamed the acne flare ups a great deal but also helps prevent new ones as well as help in clearing the black spots and scars.