I concealed it. Mount Fuji on my chin, that arrived this morning and the residue from the breakout I had a week ago. I get unfriendly visitors on my face that makes me cringe. Why am I having break outs? I’m way past puberty. I use concealer to hide my acne and smooth my complexion. Now I could face the world.
But did that help the problem or add to it?
I was enlightened.
I had a visit from my mother. The breakout that I thought was concealed she quickly noticed, of course. My mother introduced me to a face cream that she had made and insisted that I use it. She said that it would clear up my acne. She was frustrated with not being able to find products that benefited her skin. Taking matters into her own hands she created her own concoctions. You see, my mom also suffered from adult acne.
What did I have to lose? Apparently my concealer didn’t do the job at hiding my problem skin. I used the cream for about a week. To my surprise I could see a big difference in my complexion.
I was glowing!
Ladies you know the glow that we get when we are pregnant. But, I wasn’t pregnant! Even my blemishes were fading. Mount Fuji was dormant. She was onto something.
Old habits die.
I continued to use the cream along with my concealer to cover the traces of residue from my previous breakout. I noticed that my face looked pretty mono-toned when I used the concealer. It took away from my glowing complexion. I decided to stop using concealer. I trashed it.
For years I hid behind a mask. I thought I was hiding my chain of volcanic islands. Little did I know, I was adding to the problem. I came to realize that I was feeding myself junk. Yes, junk! I was clogging my pores which was causing my breakouts. I never took the time to read the ingredients that went into the products I was using.
So what made my mother’s cream so effective? It was the essential oils.
What are they?
Essential oils are concentrated essences of flowers, herbs, fruits and plants with remarkable medicinal properties. When they are applied directly to the skin they are absorbed into the body. And that’s key to why essential oils are so powerful.
This sparked my interest in essential oils. I begin to research what made them so effective. I ignored the fact that my skin is the largest organ of my body. It absorbs everything that goes on to it.
Unmask the problem.
I was masking the problem. When you mask a problem it really doesn’t go away, it’s just hidden. I realized that I can treat my problem skin by nourishing it with the right stuff. I still get breakouts sometimes, but I see it differently. My thinking has changed. Acne is the evidence that something is wrong beneath the surface. Now I investigate the problem instead of covering it up.
So what did I do with this new discovery?
I embarked on a journey to creating products that not only smelled delightful but also possessed healing properties.
As you can see going natural wasn’t something that I woke up one day and announced “I’m going to stop using concealer and reveal my true identity.”
Okay, that sounds super hero-ish.
It was introduced to me. I was trying something new. No, I was forced. . .let’s just say, “strongly encouraged” to try something new. But hey, I am happy that I did. Apparently, my concealer wasn’t working.
So if you are ready to stop concealing, let me encourage you to try something new.
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