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August 1, 2020 33 min

Sharing my personal struggle with cystic acne and everything I have learnt about healing it holistically; from finding the root cause, changing your diet, lifestyle, finding the right supplements and skincare to transform your skin. All resources mnetioned are linked


> Acne quick guide

> Causes of acne

> 7 skincare vitamins you need in your skincare

> 7 days of Paleo eBook


> Hormonal imbalance

> Inflammation

> Poor gut health

> Insulin resistance

> Stress

> Poor diet or food intolerances


> Diet:

 -whole foods

 -anti-inflammatory foods

 -reduce dairy, gluten, red meat, sugars, alcohol

 -hydrate with water, lemon water, green tea, herbal teas with liver supporting herbs like milk thistle, burdock & dandelion

> Supplements:


 -vitamin A

 -vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

 -zinc picolinate

 -DIM (diindolylmethane)

 -omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil or flax

 -Chinese herbs such as vitex or saw palmetto

> Lifestyle:


 -reduce stress

 -improve sleep (& wash pillow cases at least once a week!)



> cleanse with a gel / cream & double cleanse if wearing make-up or spf

> AHA’s e.g. glycolic / lactic /malic acid

> BHA’s e.g. salicylic acid / willow bark

> niacinamide (B3)

> vitamin A / retinol

> use non-comedogenic make-up & look for concealer with healing ingredients e.g. salicylic acid, arnica, zinc, tea tree, lavender, turmeric


> Your acne is affecting your quality or life

> Your acne is at risk of causing scarring

> You have sudden onset adult acne



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