Archives for the month of: September, 2013

In the past I suffered from bad acne but I “healed” it with some medication from my dermatologist. Then I had an amazing complexion, maybe a pimple or two from time to time but it was just perfect. I was using lots of makeup(even tho I didn’t need it) because I was in my part of my life, where I wanted to become a make-up artist.

Then there were a times when I started eating 80/10/10 diet. Mostly raw fruit, dried fruit and some steamed potatoes with veggies.(but tons of it, about 3-4000 calories a day) Almost no fats. No salt, no animal products, nothing. I stopped using makeup completely, then even cosmetic products so I was rinsing my skin with water and didn’t even use an oil on it. I started breaking out as I was detoxing and this lasted kinda long, but I had a time of my life where I wasn’t caring about my appearance much(at least I was pretending I wasn’t). It lasted for half a year or so, wow, I am so brave. Now I know that all that sugar, lots of dates, tomatoes and no fat don’t make my skin very well. And it’s very much about my PSYCHIC state. Skin is your barrier, isolating you from other people. When it starts breaking out it always means some kind of block with other people, men or women, not enough self-love and disconnection with your inner-child or how you call it.

My skin cleared after those 6 months or so, but still it wasn’t smooth and I was always puffy and kinda bloated. I gained lots of weight on 801010 and I didn’t have the greatest social life as I wasn’t able to go out and have a dinner with other people, I was going to bed at 8 o’clock in the evening, didn’t drink any alcohol, tea or coffee and especially I wasn’t sure about myself, I probably needed that time for inner-reflexion, healing etc. It was just as it should have been.

And after some time I finally came to conclusion to stop doing things dogmatically. I started eating what I truly wanted and stopped overeating on carbohydrates. I stopped being so puffy and bloated all the time and my skin started clearing up. Also thanks to essential oils. I added much more fats into my diet as well, raw milk, eggs, butter and cheese and stopped eating potatoes, so much grains etc. And my skin is? BEAUTIFUL. I know it isn’t the diet, it’s my mental state. I am more opened, free and honest with myself. I am not denying my “bad” feelings and don’t pretend permanent happiness and inner balance. I am just human, I am not perfect.

But why I started to write this article. Lately my skin hasn’t been the best and it’s been kinda annoying. So I explored little steps how to heal it, and it works always.

  • do 1 day of fasting on water, rice, juice or smoothie whatever you prefer and if your skin clears up, it’s obvious that your acne is mainly caused by something in your diet(but keep in mind, that the first is always a mental “problem”)
  • you may try to avoid some foods which aren’t making you feel very well after eating them, in my case these were tomatoes and gluten(especially bread)
  • writing diary
  • using just coconut oil on your skin as makeup remover, moisturizer or whatever
  • lavender essential oil once daily
  • white clay mask few times a week
  • and the most important – being honest with yourself? what is your skin trying to “tell” you? I discovered it through muscle-testing with my friend, it was kinda exhausting process to get through my mental wards but finally I knew, it was my disconnection with my inner child(+ also a disability to set borders with other people, in this case it was surprisingly with women,haha i was blaming men all the time and it was the other side), my inner child was alone in the dark and “outside” I was hugging many people, letting them to touch me but I wasn’t in touch with myself…
  • I did a visualisation holding my inner child, very healing
  • lots of sleep
  • and next day almost all the pimples disappeared!

And now I am so grateful that my skin is always showing me that there is a problem somewhere. So be grateful for your acne, pimples or whatever. It’s a sign that something is happening and your body wants you to start solving it.

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OK, so I have been trying to make my own coconut butter the day before yesterday.

But I realized that it needs a GOOD food processor. The one we have at home is like 50 years old. It is so loud. And it takes ages to mix something properly. I really like our food processor, it makes delicious hummus and peanut butter. But sucks when you want to do just 100% pure coconut butter.

The recipe is easy:

-put unsweetened shredded coconut in the food processor or Vitamix

-blend blend blend until it gets liquid

-put your coconut butter in the jar and let it get firmer

I was blending it like for 10 minutes but the coconut then went to the sides of food processor and it couldn’t get mixed there. But at least it released some fat and got smoother so I guess it’s OK. I added a little bit of honey as I want to eat it as a sweet treat. Then I put the butter in the jar and place it in the fridge – don’t do that. It got all hard and I couldn’t even scoop it with spoon,lol.

But…it’s delicious. It just tastes like all those unhealthy sugar-filled bars I used to love when I was a child. I have always been a coconut lover. Especially coconut-chocolate combo. And I still love it, so why not do it in a healthier way?

mmm…I am just enjoying my bananas with this no-butter coconut butter and I am good.