My own acne struggles inspired me to become an Esthetician so I could understand it better and help others who suffer form acne as well. I have been an esthetician for 4 years and an acne sufferer for almost 10 years. I started my blog about a year ago so I could reach more people. In my experience, I learned that skin care helps, but it doesn’t “cure” acne completely. Something I’ve been considering lately is that acne is tied to internal health. My skin routine is full of the best products out there and I am doing everything right, but I'm still struggling with acne and continued break outs.
I thought my acne journey was over and that’s when I started my beauty Instagram about a year ago. I was so excited to share my journey and help more people. It’s been a joy to see it grow and getting countless messages from you guys on how I helped you and your skin, even in the littlest ways. Unfortunately my acne journey wasn’t over and I started to break out again...but worse then ever! I got off birth control about 6 months ago and my skin was not having it. I would say this is unfortunate but I’m not looking at my acne in a negative way anymore. Although I’ve taken a step back from filming videos and it’s been upsetting not being able to do what I love, I’m almost happy this happened to me so I can finally get to the bottom of acne for everyone and share my journey. This is why I created my platform Estie Bestie, and now I know acne isn’t just skin care. It’s overall health (mental and physical), hormonal balance, and a mix of proper skin care. There is a bigger less superficial picture to acne.
Avoiding foods that cause inflammation have significantly reduced my inflamed acne. Why not take it a step further and take supplements that support optimum skin health? Hum Nutrition is a vitamin company that can be found at Sephora, online, or at selective health food stores. At Hum Nutrition, they believe that skin conditions can reflect internal health and nutrition can transform the skin from the inside out. I signed up for Hum online at https://www.humnutrition.com/ and I took a test where a nutritionist oversees my results. My nutritionist picked out 3 supplements customized to my needs based on the answers of my questions. I was recommended Daily Cleanse, Runway Ready packs, and Gut Instinct. Since I deal with digestive and skin issues, this is why I believe I was recommended these items.
Daily Cleanse - Vegan 🌱
Everyday we are exposed to toxins. Our makeup has toxins, the air is polluted, and even our food is contaminated with pesticides. Although you could reduce this by cleaning up your skin care, eating organic, and switching to natural makeup, we are still exposed and no one is perfect. Toxin build up can dull up your skin, cause break outs, and stress your lymphatic system. Any support in releasing toxic build up in the body can significantly improve your skin and overall health.
Daily Cleanse has 15 detox herbs that are formulated to detox the skin, liver, bowl, kidneys, lungs, and the lymphatic system. Organic Chlorella is a super food that boosts the immune system with 9 essential amino acids and supports healthy hormone function. If your someone like me who deals with hormonal acne but chooses to not be on birth control, this could be an alternative for you. Red clover has estrogen like properties and anti-inflammatory properties that support healthy glowy skin. Alpha Lipoic Acid protects the body from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress ages your skin at a faster rate and can lead to disease. Overall, your getting major anti-aging, anti acne, and health benefits from these daily detox supplements.
I am on my second bottle of the Daily Cleanse. I noticed a huge improvement in digestion and bloating since I started taking these. On my second month of using these, I am seeing differences in my skin. Health wise, let’s just say things have been more regular and I feel great! I haven’t been as bloated and I have noticed less inflammation in my skin.
Runway Ready - Vegan 🌱
Runway ready will literally get you, runway ready. This supplement duo has 1 serving of Red Carpet and Killer Nails vitamins in a convenient on-the-go packs for the everyday busy women. The box comes with a months worth of these packs. Together, these vitamins support shiny hair, glowing skin, and strong nails.
Red Carpet hydrates hair and skin cells from within and is rich in plant based omegas which will support radiant skin. Red Carpet's two main ingredients are sunflower oil and black current seed oil. Killer nails is a vegan biotin supplement. This combo of ingredients stimulate hair and nail growth while nourishing the skin.
I have noticed more glowy skin lately. I’m going to be honest though, it could a number of factors but it is something I have noticed. I also feel like my nails keep growing and I went from cutting them once a week to 2 times a week. My hair is shiny and I am getting more baby hairs which is a sign of hair growth.
Gut Instinct - Vegan 🌱
Have you heard healthy gut = healthy skin? If you have a build up of bad bacteria in your gut, this can affect your skin in a negative way. Bad bacteria can cause inflammation in the gut which can lead to skin issues. Our body is connected and our skin is a detox organ. You are what you eat they say. When you have an inflamed gut you may also have inflammation skin issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. A daily dose of probiotics help support a healthy immune system, feeds the gut with healthy bacteria, and could help clear inflamed skin.
I tried the Daily Detox supplements for 1 month. I started seeing the biggest change when I included these supplements. All together with everything I’ve been using, I definitely feel less bloated, less inflamed and overall more put together. I’m very happy with trying out these supplements and I would definitely repurchase everything!
My acne before and after pictures.
Progression of my acne withing a couple of months.
After my worst acne break out I have ever had. Mostly scaring in this picture.
My skin in direct sunlight after taking all three supplements. Second coarse if the Daily Detox Pills. My skin is mostly acne free! Now I need to work on my post acne marks and scaring. Click here for my updated Top 5 Green & Vegan Acne Solutions.
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