Clear Skin Inside & Out

The worst month so far this year was definitely this month for me. I was on a low, depressed, stressed and just at that point of do I even care anymore?! Girl, is my skin not telling the story of that? Now I'm paying the price and having to try and reverse the dry, dull and tired skin that is also breaking out like a Baboons backside. I've mentioned multiple times I suffer from pigmentation therefore spots are a dreaded thing for me cos I know the outcome and I'm dealing now with a few more dark spots around my mouth *scowls*

I have to get hold of my Dr. Lewinn's Even Tone cream, I'm running low, it works a treat but stinks and that's down to the turmeric, so what did I do? Headed to the kitchen and mixed up a mask of my own :

Rid Acne & Dark Spots
1tbs Turmeric
1tbs Natural Yoghurt

Mixed it together and apply using a brush, I have a foundation brush I never used from a kit that I use to apply all my mud masks, I left it on for roughly 15 minutes and washed it off using tepid water and a flannel, use a flannel you don't mind getting stained as Turmeric is known for its staining properties (I washed mine as soon as I was done to minimise this). Careful your skin might have a tint to it, I did wipe over my face with a cotton pad & sweet almond oil afterwards and continued to notice the yellow rubbing off. Thankfully I was mulling around the home not feeling well so looking as if I had jaundice didn't bother me, it's probably best to do it near bedtime or when you've nowhere to go. I'm aiming to do this twice a week.

Another way to encourage brighter skin is by making a natural juice drink for yourself, admittedly I was apprehensive with this green drink, green juices for me hold no appeal, surprisingly it tasted ah-ma-zin-gly great.

All Clear
Few slices or chunks of pineapple
1/2 cucumber
1/2 apple

Throw it in a juicer or blender and pour onto ice if you wish and enjoy! It's great for daily consumption. Apple and cucumber help the skin by boosting hydration and alkalinity while the pineapple's enzyme 'Bromelain' helps your digestion system & good skin, all 3 of these together calm inflammation.

Is there anything that works for you to tackle spots?
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  1. Sounds good! Have you tried baobab powder? I've been putting that in my smoothies and juices and it's really helped with my energy levels and my monthly breakouts too! I might try it in a mask and see what happens next!

    1. I haven't but I'm definitely going to pop into Holland & Barrett tomorrow and pick up some and try those and I'm always looking for some good recommendations. Oh yes that will be an interesting face mask xo

  2. Oh gosh I needed this, I suffer so bad with pigmentation it's just awful why I try to avoid spots at all costs because the spots don't bother me but the dark marks after do my head in! I hadn't heard of the even tone cream before it sounds good and I definitely haven't heard about the turmeric trick really want to give this a try ;) x

    Dr. Lewinn's Even Tone cream

    1. Me too and it really gets me down, as soon as my skin is good, it messes up quick enough. Definitely try it, I really love the cream once the senses get used to the smell lol xo

  3. I'm having such a problem with my skin now weirdly. It's gone dry with loads of small spots - I usually have oily skin with humongous but less spots.
    Love your natural face mask recipe. I need to be more simple with my skincare. I've used tumeric a few times before (I don't mind the yellowing) but never with yoghurt so I'll have to try that x

    1. Yeah it's just amazing the things in the kitchen that's just as good for our skin as it is scrumptious for our food. Yet I'm going to persist with this and *fingers crossed* it continues t work in the long run xo

  4. I'm a massive believer in good skin starts in the kitchen. Green juices are great, also reduced cow dairy and refined sugar products helps. I've been eating fresh turmeric a lot recently and will try putting on face though the yellow scares me!

    1. Yes I don't have much sugar and I've stopped cow dairy too, soy all the way. Oh lovely, yeah the yellow can be a scary thing but it doesn't last :) xo