Skin Food: Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is an amazing skin food.  It is packed with skin healing and anti-inflamatory properties, which makes it my favorite skin product.  All you need to do is get your hands on one aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from it.  The process is very simple.  Just take your leaf and wash it, peel it, dice it, and store it in the fridge.

I like to squeeze a small aloe cube on my palm and then spread the gel all over my face after cleaning and toning. There is no need to wash it off as it dries fairly quick.  It leaves your face smooth and lightly moisturized.  It is the best face primer I have found, plus it is completely natural. You can use it everyday to keep your complexion smooth and clear.

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Acne During Pregnancy: Safe Prenatal Skin Care

So where is “The Glow“?  During the first trimester of both of my pregnancies my skin turned its back at me.  I was breaking out in the most unusual places of my face.  It looked more as if I had a bad rash than a case of acne.  Frustrated, I started trying all of those organic and natural lines recommended for pregnancy, but my skin still got worse.  The issue was that I was suffering from acne due to my hormones, so I needed something that would actually treat the problem while my hormones were out of tune.  I had to find safe ingredients for my sensitive oily skin.

After doing my research, it was clear that I could use both glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne.  I tried different brands and combinations until, finally, I found that the following regime was great on my skin:

Morning:

  • Cleanse with Acnefree oil free acne cleanser using a Clarisonic brush

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BEUB15S/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BEUB15S&linkCode=as2&tag=aheanewmeeve-20

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  • Follow with La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR Intense

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009PPFT2K/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009PPFT2K&linkCode=as2&tag=aheanewmeeve-20

  • Treat with Glytone Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002D48QNO/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002D48QNO&linkCode=as2&tag=aheanewmeeve-20

  • Protect with Vichy BB cream

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Night:

  • Cleanse with Glytone Mild Gel Wash using a Clarisonic brush

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  • Follow with La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR Intense
  • Treat with Glytone Exfoliating Lotion Step 1 (every other 2 nights)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002D48QKC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002D48QKC&linkCode=as2&tag=aheanewmeeve-20

  • Hydrate with La Roche Posay Redermic [C] for Normal to Combination Skin

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I was then able to get rid of my acne, plus I got a great glowing skin thanks to the Glytone products :)!!!