One of my most treasured memories is the year that we grew pumpkins for a pumpkin patch at Harvest Lane Farm. I loved watching each little pumpkin baby form and grow into its own unique shape and size. Every one was different. Bumpy, smooth, short, tall, slim, stout, I liked them all.
I also receive tons of comments and questions on my article about oils for acne prone skin. I read comment after comment about something working for a reader for only a short period of time, sometimes readers trying too many different things, or someone being in complete turmoil not having an idea on where to start with clearing their skin.
I will also admit to being frustrated at times as I feel others think that there is a magic topical solution that will clear all skin issues.
Today I wanted to share the full picture and exactly what I do to keep my skin clear, and how I got it clear in the first place. It really is a multifaceted system! My Skin History First let me give you a background on my skin then go from there. I have never had severe cystic acne, yet I have had hormonal acne cysts which this supplement really helped maybe two or three at a time along with other smaller breakouts.
They would come and go. I would have clear skin for a short period of time then would break out all over again. What came along with this cycle was acne induced hyperpigmentation.
Someone asked me this week how I cleared my acne scars. It was just then that it occured to me that I was no longer spot concealing marks with makeup. I had finally eliminated the cycle of breakouts and scars. Once this vicious cycle of breakouts ended, my scars slowly faded over time using my simple skin care regimen which I describe below, and after I stopped focusing on the scars.
My skin is by no means perfect at all, yet I have learned a lot about my skin, and will share what that is. I realized I was no longer stressing about my skin. I used to be very obsessed with how my skin looked, and I would spend time in the mirror actually picking at my face. I washed my face with water only.
Psychologically this was a much needed break from my obsessing, and physically my skin actually started looking better. It was at this moment that I realized that our skin has the ability to heal and balance itself.
I was doing way too much to my skin in the first place. At least that is what I thought because I did not understand what my skin was trying to tell me. That was when I started using the oil cleansing method with olive oil and castor oil to find something a lot simpler and more affordable.
Olive oil is high in oleic acid, and although a wonderful oil, not good for acne prone skin. Next I followed up with cleansing my face daily with rhassoul clay which really helped to gently exfoliate my skin and rectify the damage that oil cleansing with an olive oil and castor oil mix had caused.
In the end rhassoul clay was too drying for my skin to use daily, yet a great hair cleanser.
So I then enjoyed cleansing with raw honey and learning more about other natural beauty remedies while sharing them here. I continued to have ups and downs with my skin.
At this time I was eating a lot of processed vegan foods faux vegan meats, frozen veggie burgers, tofu, chips, health bars, etc. When I am talking about processed foods, I mean anything that is prepared and prepackaged that is not something like quinoa that needs to be cooked.
I cook almost all of my food from scratch, so I know exactly what is in it. When I eat out I avoid processed vegan meats and vegan cheeses, or other processed foods, and enjoy hearty salads, macrobiotic dishes, omelets, and other simple vegetarian foods.
Every once and awhile I will treat myself, yet it is once in a blue moon. I have also eliminated sugar of all kinds honey, coconut sugar, agave, evaporated cane sugar, brown sugarand gluten from my diet.A Corn Maze Adventure at Anderson Farms October 22, / Dave Taylor / Travel & Activities / No Comments It’s an annual tradition in my family, heading out to Anderson Farms in Erie in October to enjoy a pumpkin patch and, of course, a huge corn maze.
The Elementary Math Maniac: Quick and Fun Math Practice for Little Kids. Another cute way to show number recolonization and one to one correspondence.
I love this Bumpy Pumpkin project. I love the site I love Crafty things She has great ideas for home and school. Writing Activities For Preschoolers, Preschool Alphabet Activities. Free Pumpkin Crafts, Pumpkin Activities, and Printables.
Pumpkins are a symbol of fall and children love this orange fruit.
From their bumpy outer shells to their pulpy insides, pumpkins offer numerous opportunities for investigating using all of the senses.
They can be carved, cooked, touched, shaken, rolled, smelled, and tasted. April May2: Just a bad week. Saw Chiropractor Seth and he said I was all twisted up in the hips and lower back and needed a couple of adjustments.
A Preschool Pumpkin Theme vetconnexx.com | See more ideas about Halloween kids, Preschool themes and Sensory. As pumpkins appear in the shops we’re starting some Halloween themed activities at home.
I like introducing activities that go with books and rhymes and The Five Little Pumpkin song is really cute and inspired a creative filled morning of learning with Numeracy and Literacy based activities.