In September 2017, I was seven months into anorexia recovery. I was using high quality skincare, freshly weight restored & still struggling with gut health & digestion
In January 2018, I was still using high quality skincare, on a health journey, but struggling with binging & finding balance
Today, I’m still using high quality skincare, but I’m also the most mindful I’ve ever been about what I nourish my body with – no more binging & I healed my gut
This just goes to show you that having clear healthy skin is about more than just skincare & looking glowy.
Healthy skin is a direct reflection of what’s going on internally & how optimally your organs are functioning & this in large part depends on what you put IN your body!
Our bodies were designed to detoxify themselves. But when our organs aren’t functioning at peak, natural detoxification is hindered & the toxins sitting in our bodies come out in our skin & or seep into our gut lining, causing leaky gut & even yeast overgrowth (candida)
Let this transformation be an indication of the fact that:.
Sometimes, less is more. You don’t need the 4th serum you’re about to buy in hopes it’ll clear your acne. You need real food, plants, water, protein, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and collagen-synthesizing foods.
Make your skin journey about your health more than the way you look – take pride in knowing that pursing that journey means striving for stronger organs & a healthier YOU, inside & out!
Your genetic predispositions, whatever they may be, are NOT your destiny. They’re PRE-dispositions for a reason. Because you have the power to behave in a way that’s conducive to reversing, delaying or preventing their onset. Don’t settle because you think you’re destined to live with eczema or cystic acne forever.
Practice daily habits that fight it. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to!
Your skin journey is YOUR journey. It takes time, effort, commitment, discipline & hard work, just like everything else worth fighting for.
Don’t give up or compare yourself. Be patient & try to reduce your stress! It’s worth it – beauty is only skin deep – I feel most beautiful when I feel GOOD inside!