After the birth of my beautiful first daughter (12 years ago) I was blessed not only with stretch marks but also with rosacea!
Now at only 20 years old, not only was I trying to come to terms with motherhood and a body that no longer felt like mine, rosacea was the last thing that my young, very conscious self needed! After years and £££’s on all the lotions and potions out there, including some very strong antibiotics, I finally decided to take matters into my own hands! Gluten and cows dairy* were the first things to go and that made such a significant difference to my skin. I focussed on eating the right foods, including a variety of vegetables daily, I quit refined sugar and added a number of healthy fats into my diet and I de-stressed! My face no longer felt like it was constantly red, angry, itchy and sore and I finally felt like I could leave the house without applying a face full of makeup to hide behind and slowly, as my water intake increased, so did my glow!
This was such a telling sign for me, that I had been suffering with inflammation for such a long time and yet failed to ever take the time to listen to my body!
I have since been fortunate to find a number of natural products that are still kind to my skin, my favourites being ‘coconut oil’ as a daily cleanser, A•S apothecary facial serum and the soothing face mask by amaranthine!
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*If you have previously joined one of my monthly ‘challenges’ you will know that I recommend that you cut gluten and dairy from your diet for 2 weeks, if you feel no different then gradually introduce one and then the other but all the while, make sure that you are in tune to your body and really listen out for those little whispers!