This is a reader story by Love Vitamin reader Meagan (submit your own reader story here)
My natural skin care journey started in late October 2013 – almost a year and a half ago.
I’ve always struggled with acne, but I was suffering from particularly bad severe hormonal acne and peri-oral dermatitis following the birth of my son.
That’s when I stumbled upon The Love Vitamin.
I remember clearly the night I first saw Tracy’s post on how to treat female hormonal acne.
I was out-of-town visiting family and following a big dinner with lots of people to visit with, I washed my face and retired to my room really early to spend the night researching hormonal acne cures and Accutane.
I just couldn’t endure trying to be social and happy while having a horrible, painful and inflamed face. I was not myself. Here’s what it looked like at the time:
I was fed up. I was sad. My face HURT. I was disappointed that after seven years of feeling like I’d tried everything to have perfect skin.
Facials, Proactiv, multi-year antibiotic use, chemical peels, laser treatments, expensive dermatologist-recommended cleansers and moisturizers, purchasing (and returning) the Clarisonic Mia…
Yet I was still left with this face that felt abused, and was getting even worse than when I first started obsessing over finding an acne ‘miracle cure’! And it was all so damn expensive!
Going the Natural Route
I ordered quite a few things off The Love Vitamin’s recommended list – manuka honey, MSM cream, Estroblock, fermented cod liver oil/butter oil, kefir grains. . . and I started seeing a naturopath. [Read more…]