Clearly, I’m not the only adult acne sufferer in town! After posting yesterday about my cystic acne chin woes, I received a ton of emails, Tweets and texts from friends and readers giving their own advice and/or asking for more info.
One of the most tantalizing bits of advice came from Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets, who also has just launched a brand-new skincare line called By Elizabeth Dehn. Elizabeth’s line features Shea Cream (a 90% shea butter cream, which is a natural form of vitamin A), The Serum (made from 11 plant oils, super hydrating, and with a delicious Bulgarian Orange Rose Absolute smell), and Face Spray (smells like oranges, lemon and bergamot). Check it out and support one of my favorite bloggers–the line is spa-quality, very luxurious, paraben/sulfate/phthalate/petrochemical (etc)-free, and features absolutely adorable packaging!
On her website, Elizabeth features a recipe for an Apple Cider Vinegar drink that’s supposed to diminish inflammation in the body (with inflammation, of course, being responsible for everything from acne to wrinkles).
Here’s the recipe!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR “COCKTAIL”
2 T. Braggs apple cider vinegar (raw/organic)
Squeeze of lemon juice
Touch of honey (optional)
12 ounces of water
I went to Trader Joe’s today and bought some Apple Cider Vinegar, stirring a couple of ounces into a glass of water. It has a tart, Kombucha-y taste which I don’t at all mind (in fact, it actually tasted pretty good to me!) but which might be overpowering to some people. I’m combining the Apple Cider drink with two Cod Liver Oil tablets a day, and am continuing to use the Rodin and Fields Unblemish Kit, so we’ll see how it goes and I will continue to keep you posted!