Hi, my name is Krista, and I recovered after a five year battle.
For months I tried to force myself to write this story. Emotional well-being is so deep when it comes to my health and skin. But I still carry the bucket and do it to help all of you!
My skin problems were caused by a systemic overgrowth of yeast (candida) caused by antibiotics — internal and local — that dumped digestion, liver, and hormones.
(Note that overgrowth of candida can be caused by birth control, steroids, and a high sugar diet).
These organs struggled to work properly and, in turn, became symptoms in my skin.
My face was covered with red, itchy, irritated acne and cystic acne. My self-esteem suffered greatly, and I suffered both emotionally and physically. On top of my skin, I had IBS, blurred vision, brain fog, sleep problems, bloating, etc.
I was very upset because I had a master’s degree in public health, but I couldn’t even guess what caused severe acne at 26 years of age. I went to the doctors, but they just wanted to put me on Accutane and Xanax.
I wanted to know what's wrong with me! I wanted to know the REASON!
So, I went online and found a love vitamin.
This opened my eyes to the truth about skin problems and alternative and holistic health (unfortunately, the fact that my school did not teach 10 years ago, and I hope that they do now).
This is not just “dirty and oily skin”, it is often associated with deeper physical and emotional problems.
Over the past half decade, I have learned about the toxicity of hygiene products, hormonal imbalances and the effects of stress and our diet from Tracy, naturopathic doctors and manual therapists.
Yes, acne is not fun, and we want them to disappear, but more importantly, it is to get rid of health problems, and in turn, acne will also disappear!
I'm going to share with you what worked for me!
Diet and exercise
I will not believe anyone else who says that acne does not come from your diet. This may not be direct, but there is an indirect reason, at least.
Sugar nourishes Candida, which overloads the liver, forcing the skin to remove toxins from the body, and secretes hormones that affect stress, mood, depression, etc.
We need a clean diet to have clean skin. As a person who has an allergy to sugar, of course, there are ways to "treat" honey, almond flour, coconut milk, etc.
And be active! This is an amazing remedy for stress, which, as we all know, affects our skin.
This is HUGE. We are exposed to more than 300 chemicals a day between hygiene products, cleaning products, cosmetics, toothpaste, candles and facial creams that promise perfect skin (but in the end they only cause chemical burns).
This not only contributes to the appearance of acne, but also to cancer, ADHD, infertility and much more.
I started the Cave Mode and still do not formally wash my face. I use only blends of aloe, oils and witch hazel to remove makeup (clean makeup!), After sweat in the gym and daily moisturizing.
I have limited my exposure by switching to all the clean products in my house.
All this has greatly affected my skin, but I am comforted by the protection from other diseases that I may give to my family.
Chiropractic was an insane immune stimulant for me. I always thought of it as something for those who have only bones and joints ache, but these things surround your very valuable nervous system! If it is “expelled” (and this can happen without pain), things are going badly, including messages from the immune system. I go once a month to stay in control, because my posture, stress and exercise can cause a shift.
If you have root canals, change them NOW!
I had one for 10 years, and a holistic doctor made me switch to a bridge. I had no pain, but when they took out a hidden dead tooth, he was infected and had a cyst.
As soon as my immune system got rid of the fight with impending infection in my mouth, she had the opportunity to affect the rest of my body, which affected my skin!
Plus, flossing and drinking plenty of water are also key. A lot of bacteria live in the mouth, and this is right where the face is ready to affect the skin surrounding it.
Essential oils and additives (BEST for the last!)
I found Young Living almost 2 years ago, and I would like to find it earlier! It gave me 60% to 100% skin!
I exchanged all my supplements from the doctors and very importantly began using essential oils on the skin.
Some on my face heal scars, redness, existing acne. Some to enhance my immunity and balance my hormones to prevent the emergence of new skin problems.
It was my home stretch, and I will use these products for the rest of my life to continue to keep my skin and body clean.
I could continue to talk about chemical toxicity and alternatives, but maybe this will be in a separate guest post if Tracy invites me to return!
I have helped many in my personal life, and now it is time to help those of you who also found and loved Vitamin Love.
I'm glad to talk to anyone who wants to contact my email and help you get on the road to recovery! You are not alone. I see you and I am here for you.
How to contact Krista:
Send her a letter
Through her website (she is a mentor / trainer on young people's health)