Let me just start off by saying acne is the worst. I have struggled with acne since I was in the 6th grade. I kept thinking it would go away once I got older but it didn’t, and pretty soon it had been TWELVE YEARS that I had been dealing with it. Twelve years that I had spent self-conscious about the way my skin looked. And let me tell you, it can make you feel pretty rotten about yourself. I was on Accutane twice. I tried natural home remedies. I tried oral antibiotics. I tried so many things I can’t even remember them all. But in the end, none of them solved the problem and I hated putting so many medications and chemicals into my body.
DRUMROLL… The ALL-NATURAL product that helped cure my acne was…
After I had my second baby, my acne was yet again debilitating, I was desperate enough to try something different. Not long after, someone recommended that I try drinking clay water. I seriously thought that they had gone bonkers. Like drinking dirty water is going to give me a clear face?? She recommended a product called Redmond Clay and I was desperate enough to follow her instructions:
Mix 1/4 c. Redmond Clay with 2 quarts of water. Mix well and let it sit overnight. Then drink the clear water off the top. Drink 1-2 cups every morning. You can reuse the clay up to three times. Then start over.
So I did it, very consistently and switched over to an all natural face wash. Sure enough after a few weeks my skin started to clear up. I wasn’t having major breakouts daily and my old acne sores were healing up. I was shocked. So I started telling everyone I knew about it.
Redmond Clay is said to be “clay of a thousand uses”. It is a very mineral rich product derived from the earth. It can be used for digestive problems, skin masks, detox baths, burns, and many others things. The logic behind why it helps with acne (shortened version) is that by drinking it orally, it attracts toxins in your body and then helps get rid of them through the bowels instead of the skin. Here is a before and after. Both pictures are of me wearing ZERO makeup.
Now my skin is not 100% perfect and I have some scarring that is still healing, but I went from having multiple MAJOR zits daily to having them few, and far between. I just went on a vacation where I was spending the night with a bunch of other people and I got out of the shower and came out with zero makeup on. Something I would have never dared do in a million years. I finally feel confident in my skin. I never, ever thought I would be able to say that. Plus, I really love that it is all natural and not harmful to my body. For me it made a drastic difference in my skin. Not only did it help my acne but it also helped the redness and overall skin tone as you can see in the photos above. This stuff has seriously changed my life. As with any supplements, I would recommend that you talk to your doctor before trying this. But I really hope it helps some of you the way that it has helped me. Good Luck!
What are some all-natural acne remedies YOU have used?!?!