You may wonder, why do breakouts happen? How is your skin free and clear one day, and a complete trainwreck the next?
Believe us when we say that these skin disorders and eruptions often have been waiting under the surface to emerge. Almost all cases of acne start as a full body imbalance rather than a skin first issue.
With some outliers, acne is rarely a skin cleanliness issue, but more of an issue with hormonal balance. This may seem obvious when teenagers go through puberty or women experience their menstrual cycle, but is this really true in adulthood and also in the male population? The answer is most definitelyYES.
The truth of the matter is, we are exposed to toxic substances called xenoestrogens at an alarming rate these days. The receipts that we handle on a daily basis, the plastic surrounding our foods, our cleaning supplies, body products, and chemical food additives all act as endocrine disruptors that disturb the delicate balance of the human hormonal system.
Add to this the conventional meat and dairy industry, that loads their animals with hormones and antibiotics, and you’ve got yourself a near constant stream of organic and inorganic substances that are confusing your body’s natural systems, your digestion functions, and your liver’s ability to detoxify the body. All of this modern day exposure to toxins lead to many maladies, including persistent acne.
What can you do?
Don’t Over Cleanse!
The next step is all about resisting the urge to over cleanse your skin! Acne is an inside, out problem.
A word of caution… when beginning a new and potent program to release the skin from acne, it is important to be patient when the skin goes through a detox phase. Our deeply effective skincare should bring skin disturbing “sleeper cells” to the surface more quickly. Stay the course, and in a few weeks you will be so glad you did. See this moment in time as a necessary purge to be rid of issues for good.
If waking up to constantly clear skin is of a top priority, clean out your cupboards, choose your foods wisely, and always apply Mikel Kristi products for safe, treatment grade, and highly effective skin care that really works!
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A new ailment to add to these pandemic-times…. MASKNE!
What is it? Mask acne (aka maskne) is a real thing, and it’s plaguing a lot of us wearing masks on our faces everyday for work, errand running, and day to day outings. It is especially stubborn and relentless during these hot summer months. Breakouts and blemishes are happening on our faces along the areas where the protective material is sitting on our face, by trapping dirt, oil, and sweat. But the solution is not to stop wearing that mask! It’s imperative to protect yourselves and others during these times. What you CAN do is take some steps to minimize the not so fun side effects of facial coverings.
Natural Skincare….Clean Skincare… Just what do these phrases actually mean??
Hello MK Beauties! Hope you had a fabulous Fourth and are enjoying your summer. Summer months usually mean less makeup and a simple skincare routine that really helps enhance our skin and give us a beautiful and natural look. Last week we talked about summer skin issues and how to combat them. Because the truth is we want to feel beautiful all year long but especially in the summer when we aren’t as covered up!!