I’m sure you all have noticed that I tend to focus on anti aging and dryer skin conditions. Honestly, I’ve focused on the issues I’m facing myself. Truth be told, I have had my fair share of blemishes. I had skin issues growing up and was even on antibiotics for years! I’m still paying for that. Since the birth of my first child, my blemishes were greatly reduced but being as dry as I am, I still wrestle with bumps and the occasional zit. Today, I would like to shine a light on oily/blemished skin types. Hopefully I can point you in the right direction on how to address this skin issue in a safe, natural way.
First off, I wanted to pull out my DIYs that are aimed at oily skin conditions or acne….
- Skin Clearing Serum
- Tamanu & Green Clay Solid Oil Cleanser
- Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
- Detox Oil Cleanser
- Overnight Melaleuca Salve
- Spot Treatment Roll On
- Green Tea Toner
- French Green Clay
For those of you not interested in DIYing your products, I have a few suggestions of products I have personally used that work but are still natural and free from harmful ingredients!
- Eminence Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster
- Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser
- Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer
- Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser
- Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Mask
- Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
- Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer
- J.Raincloud Organics Spot Treatment Roll-On
A few other helpful posts for oily or blemished skin:
- The Dos & Don’ts of Oily Skin
- Antibiotics for Clear Skin? I think not….
- The Art of Multi Masking
- The Oil Cleansing Method
- Cleansing with Honey
- Eminence Willow Bark Serum Review
- Eminence Probiotic Cleanser Review
- A Flawless Complexion by Dusty Girls
- Glycolic Acid Zit Zapper
- Ask the Aesthetician-Blackheads….
To wrap up-My biggest advice for you if you’re dealing with blemished skin is to examine what you are eating. What is going on in your gut? How are your hormones? Skin issues are a sign that something isn’t right on the inside. Yes, it helps to use the right products and keep your skin clean but it’s so much more about how you eat, gut health, hormones and stress levels! I know that’s not very exciting advice. I wish there was an easy fix but there’s usually not. It is imperative that you get in touch with your body-find out what isn’t right.
Take heart-just because someone has nice skin doesn’t mean their insides are in check. You have a warning sign that is signaling you to get healthy. I feel thankful that I have IBS because it has caused me to take a good hard look at what I eat and my stress levels. It’s actually the best thing that has ever happened to me because I am now in touch with my body. I’m always learning how to listen to my body and constantly striving to make good decisions about what I eat and how I live. The return on my good decisions is totally worth it!!
Your body is trying to tell you something. It wants to be understood. Get serious about getting good habits in place and think about keeping a body journal. Listening to my body has not come natural. I am naturally oblivious to my own body and had to learn to really pay attention. I am still determining what foods effect me in a negative way and always staying in the mind space that my body is a temple and I must constantly make decisions that will nourish and strengthen it.
I hope this helps. Comment below if you have questions or want to offer advice to anyone reading! I am terrible and responding to emails-commenting on a post is BY FAR the best way to connect!
so much helpful advice here! I struggled with cystic acne most of my life, from early teens to my mid forties. I tried everything up to an including Accutane but nothing kept my skin clear for long. Even though I are relatively well, and used good skin care, the acne was there. What finally worked for me was cutting out grains, dairy and most sugar. Since then I have added things that really support my skin. And I am totally green when it comes to my skincare. But like Jenni said, listen to what your body is telling you. Clearing my skin has lead to many other positive changes in my life!
Hi Jenni! I have followed your blog for a while now, and remember reading your review about Eminence products a while back. I received a couple small samples of the line recently and was so impressed by them that I decided to invest in some of the full size products! I am wondering where you bought yours from? I see your links are to Amazon and I am thinking of buying them on there because they are discounted a bit, but I am a little wary that they may not be authentic? I would love to know your thoughts! Love your blog. 🙂
Hi Bekah! I have only bought them on Amazon but I make sure the seller is Eminence. You can see the seller underneath the product title. I am still in love with Eminence and love that most of their products are prime and a little bit cheaper! Go for it as long as it’s coming from Eminence! Thank you so much!