Hi beautiful people! My name is Amber, and I am so beyond excited to be on this journey with you!
Over the past year and a half, I have struggled with acne.
I’d love to say that I have completely conquered it, and that I never experience any of those pesky pimples anymore.
That would be amazing!
But the truth is, I struggle with it-
As crazy as it sounds, I’m really actually thankful for it, because it has given me such a passion to connect with other women who struggle the same way I do.
I have come to realize I have such a love for healthy living, and healing skin-related issues naturally.
There are so many products out there now a days to heal acne, but so many of them are filled with harsh chemicals that are terrible for our bodies, and that could actually produce more unwanted side affects.
My desire is to help women who struggle with acne, heal their skin with products that are filled with completely natural, and good-for-you ingredients!
To those of you who have acne, you can understand the emotional toll it can have on your confidence, and just everyday life.
It’s exhausting wondering and fearing if your going to break out again over night, or right before a big event.
Girl, I totally get it!
I’m hoping that by sharing a little bit of my story with you, you can relate and be encouraged that you CAN heal your acne naturally!
It all started about a year ago, 6 months after I married my best friend.
The man of my dreams- Eric, has been my biggest supporter and encourager, telling me everyday that he thought I was beautiful, even with a face full of acne.
(Girls, get yourself a guy who loves you no matter what stage of life your in!)
But during this time, I was dealing with a ton of family drama.
I’ll save you the details, but because of that, I was more stressed and emotional then I’ve ever been before.
Acne started coming slowly, just the usual normal breakout. But throughout time, it just kept getting worse and worse.
Now throughout this post, I’ll be inserting pictures of my face during the mentioned time.
Please know that this is very vulnerable for me, as I’m exposing my face without makeup or a filter.
I’m doing this because I love you all, and I want to help you by being real and open.
At the end I’ll also have a picture of where I am today, so stay tuned!
I Thought I’d start with a before picture. Yes I’m wearing makeup in this photo as it was my wedding day, but this was before I had any breakouts.
Keep in mind, I was fortunate all growing up, I never had any type of acne except for the occasional breakouts.
And I eat pretty healthy, as I eat a plant based diet (no meat or dairy). I love filling my body with good healthy food.
Now fast forward 6 months later. This is when I officially knew there was something wrong, and I needed to get it checked out.
You can see I have a lot of scars and discoloration above my lips, and a lot of breakouts along my jawline.
During this time I went to a naturopathic doctor, and she prescribed me some women’s natural hormone balance supplements, as she thought that my hormones could be the problem.
I realized that my hormones could be very off balanced because of the extreme stress that I was going through ( family drama, being a nanny of 3, not to mention the stress that comes from acne).
I went through a long period of months where I just didn’t like taking pictures.
I mean who would when your face is in so much pain, and looks like a field of red roses? (Trying to make it seem more beautiful then it is;)
But that’s the reason why these next pictures are taken many months later.
I do think that this is the worst it has ever gotten. I think I counted at least 10 active pimples on my face.
I remember taking these pictures at my work like it was yesterday.
I remember feeling so hopeless and wondering if this is what I’ll be dealing with for the rest of my life. Not to mention that it was sooo painful!
Now this is when most of the active pimples were gone, but I was left with a ton of deep, red scarring.
During this whole process I was applying natural oils and organic creams to my face, which was definitely helping.
I also got some microneedling done, (going to go more in-depth in another post so stay tuned!) but that really seemed to help my skin as well.
Finally progress!! As you can see, after a few months of using natural products and some microneedling, my skin looked so much better!
The scars are a lot lighter, and there’s not nearly as many breakouts.
I am continually working on healing the rest of my acne scars and blemishes, but as of now, the results I have amaze me.
I am beyond grateful for where my skin is today.
Of course it’s not perfect, but I believe I have come pretty far!
August 5, 2019.
It makes me so excited to tell you that you truly CAN heal your acne naturally!
I never put any harsh, toxic ingredients on my face, or in my body to achieve these results.
I understand that everyone’s bodies and skin is different, so what worked for me, may not work for you.
But I do believe that what I have tried throughout this year can majorly make a difference in healing your skin too!
Throughout this blog journey, I am so thrilled to be able to share what has healed my skin.
So if you want to know what exactly I did for my skin, please feel free to subscribe so you don’t miss any of my next posts!
Please share to anyone that you know who struggles with acne, or any type of skin issue.
I’d love to help encourage you in your journey to healing your skin, and help you with anything that I can!
Thanks for your support!
Now let’s go heal our skin!❤︎