In my previous post I mentioned that through my naturopath/holistic health doctor, I found that I had a hormonal imbalance and ovarian cysts. I have also had quite bad period pain on the first day for the past 10 years or so, but thought it was just natural.
After discovering cysts on my ovaries, I was referred to a specialist gyno and she recommended that I go on a 3 month course of the contraceptive pill. However being an inner ‘greenie’ I just couldn’t bear the thought of putting synthetic hormones into my system in an effort to ‘fix’ what was essentially a whole-body health issue.
I’m no doctor, and I have no issue with others using the pill for various reasons, don’t get me wrong I’m not judging, but for me I didn’t feel like it was the best choice. If I find my symptoms still persist, I may go back and try the pill out of sheer desperation, I don’t know yet.
So what did I do to try and balance out my hormones?
My current routine is all about thoroughly cleansing pores without pissing off my skin with harsh scrubs, foams or acids. It’s the result of testing SO MANY different products over the years. Like you, I started by reacting to acne by punishing my skin with harsh products aimed at teenagers and slowly over time realising that less is more.
Remove make up with Bioderma Sensibio Micellair and cotton pad
It’s so important to remove all traces of make-up before using an actual cleanser, because chances are your cleanser won’t be able to the oils and waxes in most foundations and sparkly bits from blush and eyeshadow. My theory is that these clog your pores that cause pimples.