Blemishes can be frustrating and upsetting for many, especially when you look in the mirror and it is all you see.
If you are experiencing change, whether it be hormonal, environmental, internal, stress—or any fluctuations that result in breakouts. We suggest switching your mindset —to focus on wellness, not your fluctuations. A simple tool is to remember that blemishes are temporary, and they will pass.
We believe the path to wellness is to accept and embrace your body as it is—no matter how hard that may seem at times. Being kind to yourself in moments of peace and in fluctuation is one of the greatest puzzle pieces to lasting self-love.
We advocate adequate rest, plenty of purified water and meditation to help bring about balance from within; coupling inner health with certified organic products that are clean and nourishing.
Our wellness contributors have kindly penned their expert tips to help you find your calm on this journey.
Affirmations by Miranda
Using an affirmation can help you focus on what you want—rather than focusing on what you don’t want. It’s an important mindset pivot. Our suggestion is to read it out loud three times in the mirror as you perform your skin ritual, both morning and night.
We have chosen this affirmation to help you make this change with grace, yet you may wish to have an affirmation selected for you through our free finder.
“I have no limits; I am only limited by my imagination. I am grateful, capable, open, abundant and blessed. I embrace life’s challenges and rise to them with grace.”
Mantras by Kelsey Patel
I always say it’s important to re-member to re-mind yourself that you’re human. In fact, whether you’re having a good or bad day, mantras are incredibly helpful for re-freshing or re-focusing the mind.
Use these mantras to feel your way through tough emotions:
- “It’s OK to feel sad, angry, upset, and/or unhappy.”
- “I know I will not feel this way forever.”
- “I am safe to feel my feelings.”
- “I am free to feel all my emotions.”
- “This discomfort is temporary.”
Visualization by Shiva Rose
A great tool is to visualize your dream skin.
If you are not where you want to be, perhaps vizualizing may help you to get there. Shiva talks about being the author of your life and her inspiring grace on the subject we hope can bring about the purity and calm, you desire in your complexion.
Nutrition with Simoné Laubscher
If you suffer from blemishes your diet and hydration is a great place to start.
Give yourself 30 days of eating clean by avoiding gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and any animal protein with 4 legs or more.
This will give your digestive system a chance to heal, clear out fungus (a major cause of breakouts) and by adding 2-3L of water each day your skin will have the tools it needs to heal and repair.
Add to your water some fun wellness boosters like lemon, lime, mint, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger to not only make it more fun but to open up your detox pathways and fast track your healing.
Blemished skin also does amazingly well with sea salt, so I suggest swimming in the sea as often as possible or at least add sea or epsom salts to your bath.
I recommend that my clients with blemishes use the Minty Mineral Hydration Mist, even my teenage son has had awesome results with this, and his skin is getting clearer each day.
Beauty by Kylie Wells
No matter your age or skin type, from time to time, blemishes can appear. This occurs when a gland—known as a sebaceous gland—is sitting very close to a hair follicle. The friction of gland and follicle can cause a blockage to the hair follicle due to inflammation. This also invites bacteria to form, causing further inflammation on the skin’s surface. These are the blemishes we see in the mirror.
This process can be spurred on from hormonal changes, stress, lifestyle change, poor diet or a number of other medical and non-medical reasons.
My greatest advice is not to try not to pick or touch the affected area as this can make the blemish worse and spread further bacteria. I suggest washing your face with very clean hands, morning and night with lukewarm water, using a fresh washcloth as often as possible.
Removing your make up every night and going to sleep with clean and moisturized skin is also very important!
In less stubborn cases using a gentle exfoliator twice a week can remove dead skin cells and blocked pores, allowing fresher brighter clearer skin cells to come to the surface.
Our daily ritual suggestions for blemish-prone and oily skin are:
- Foaming Cleanser AM & PM
- Minty Mineral Hydration Mist AM & PM
- Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer AM & PM.
Additional nutrient-dense layers for oily and blemish-prone skin are:
- Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum for AM
- Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum for PM only
- Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask AM or PM
- Noni Glow Sleeping Mask PM only
- Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream AM & PM
- Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement AP or PM.
This post on how to layer KORA is a valuable read, if you want to learn how to create your ideal morning and evening skin rituals.
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All our love and positivity,
KORA Organics xxx