Sleep and Acne

Sadly, I am a super-authority on this subject.  I suffered from extreme insomnia for almost ten years.  I am talking about countless nights tossing and turning and not falling asleep until the early hours of the morning.  Crying, anxiety just thinking about having to...

How to Avoid Airplane Acne

It always used to happen to me.  I would wait months and months for an amazing vacation – pain stakingly picking out cute outfits and paying careful attention to my pre-vacation beauty routine – only to arrive at my destination with a face full of acne.  It never...

Acne and the Lymphatic System

If you are like many people, you may not know much about the lymphatic system, but that has got to change!  The lymphatic system has never been a well-recognized system in the body.  We know lots about the cardio-vascular system, the digestive system, the...

Acne and Seed Cycling

Hormonal acne is real.  It pops up the week before your period and it is often painful, deep and inflamed.  It can take weeks to go away and leaves unsightly scarring and hyper-pigmentation.    Not to mention the emotional trauma and shattered self-confidence. ...

Colloidal Silver for Acne

One day when I was browsing the internet, I came across a very expensive new acne product.  The main ingredient was colloidal silver, and the reviews looked really promising.  Right away I knew what I had to do.  I immediately went to my local natural pharmacy and...

Acne and Constipation

Let's talk about some serious shit (literally! LOL). Your face and your bowels may seem like completely different parts of your body, but that really doesn't mean anything. You see, the entire body is connected. And if you don't have daily bowel movements, chances are...

Your most pressing acne questions answered!

A few days ago I invited everyone on social media to ask me their most pressing questions about acne.  The questions were great, and the Q&A goes something like this: What is the best way to test for hormonal acne? In the past I used urine steroid hormone testing...

The Magic of Papayas for Acne

When I was in Costa Rica a few weeks ago my mother treated me and my three sisters to a spa day. Feeling a bit adventurous, I chose a papaya body scrub and a hot lava rock massage – and it was absolute heaven (I am still dreaming about it).  I emerged from my...

My Best Winter Beauty Secret Ever

Do you find the winter months difficult?  Up here in Canada, where the winters can be dark and cold for months on end, staying warm and feeling amazing can be challenging.  We are naturally in a hibernation mode, so nothing feels quite as right as curling up on the...

Does the ketogenic diet clear acne?

Does the ketogenic diet help or aggravate acne? The ketogenic diet is quickly becoming a popular diet to help balance hormones, normalize insulin levels and heal PCOS.  But does it help or aggravate acne?  This is a question I am asked often because the results of the...

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