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Clear Skin, Finally!

aloe vera gel This post is for anyone who can relate to the challenges of achieving clear skin!

I went through the dreaded 'awkward' stage for longer than normal in high school, struggling with frizzy, curly hair as most of you know by now from my curly cures post, but also coupled with acne--whoa is me!! I couldn't help but compare myself to all my beautiful, thin, clear skinned friends. Why did I have to deal with this 'misfortune', is all I could think about high school insecurities!

My mom did her best to try and help me. She took me to see a dermatologist who prescribed me Retin-A, and when that didn't work well enough, tried to promote Accutane. Retin-A only left my skin red, dry and flaky, and luckily enough, my mom opted out on the Accutane recommendation due to the possibility of birth defects as a side effect.

It wasn't until I went on Birth Control at age 17 that my skin finally cleared up. Even though it balances the hormones and keeps the flare ups at bay, I've now learned that t's actually a vicious cycle because birth control creates an imbalance of healthy flora within the gut. This eventually leads to bad skin in the end because your skin is a reflection of your digestive system. There's more where that came from in this post, if you want to learn more.

Needless to say, I went off birth control at age 25 and wouldn't you know, the pimples came back to rear their ugly head! Who wants to deal with acne in their 20's?! I mean, come on, I've already dealt with this!

At that time, I had already begun living a clean and holistic lifestyle after having read Kevin Trudeau's book, "Natural Cures". This was the start of my 'cleaning house' journey, but there were many pit stops along the way before finally attaining the skin I'd always dreamed of! Granted, I still have to keep it in check, but it's amazing how your skin reflects back at you what's going on inside, and all we have to do is read the signs!

My skin finally cleared up for good after committing to a healing Macrobiotic diet of cooking for myself, eating clean foods free of dairy and sugar, and some extra tips along the way.

Here are my simple recommendations:

1. Drink Kukicha Tea everyday! It is a miraculous little Macro Secret for clearing skin! You can use it as a toner, directly on the skin, but when taken internally, it's alkalizing, anti-inflammatory agents really get the job done!

2. Drink Aloe Vera Gel daily.  O.M.G., if only I had known about this sooner! I drink 2TBS with water at breakfast and lunch. Lily of the Desert Brand is the best--the gel, not the juice!!! Flushing out your toxins with ease, by drinking this every day won't leave any room for flare ups!

3. Eat your greens daily!! Greens (kale, collards, napa cabbage, dandelion, mustard greens, etc.) reduce inflammation and alkalize the body.

The key to keeping your skin clear is all about maintaing an alkaline diet and removing toxins from your digestive tract.

Keep in mind that you may have a break-out while you're detoxing, but just keep flushing it out by drinking water and eating fiber rich foods! Your skin will be glowing in no time!

Glow on, beautiful!

Lots of love,


Clear up your skin conditions naturally with this remedy.

kukicha! no, i did not sneeze, but thank you! i'm talking about a twig tea from japan. it's something i drink everyday and has improved my digestion and skin miraculously! kukicha tea is naturally alkalizing, and acts as an astringent for your insides.

you can also use it as an exterior astringent, directly on your face as well! i used to boil a cup weekly, and keep it in a covered jar in the fridge to use as a toner morning and night while weaning myself off acne medication.

i struggled with acne in high school and the only thing that cleared up my skin was the birth control pill (a whole other reason my digestion was out of whack...i will talk more on that later). once i went off it, my skin flared up again. i tried to be patient and use all natural ingredients, etc., but there's really nothing worse than not feeling confident without makeup to hide your pimples. after all, i was 27 years old - come on, i'm over this already!

whatever is going on with your skin is a direct result of what's going on with your digestive process.

whether you have a rash, dry skin, pimples, etc., most likely there is an imbalance of bacterial flora in your stomach.

the best way to decrease the unhealthy bacteria is to limit your sugars - which come in the form of certain fruits, flours, alcohol, and the obvious forms...

you want to create an alkaline environment inside  to re-establish new healthy growing bacteria!

kukicha tea is the simplest way to do that!

my skin cleared up in about a month after drinking it daily, and using it as a toner. it also evens out skin tone, and helped clear up my dry scalp...try this little gem of a beauty secret!