Editor Natalia Kapitsa gave up sweets for a month, ate two portions of green vegetables every day, and included flaxseeds in the diet. And now I’m ready to share my findings.
I have very problematic skin. In adolescence, she reminded of herself with a characteristic shine and rashes once a week. As an adult, she began to behave very unpredictably, changing her condition from very dry to very oily. Rashes also made themselves felt after any gastronomic disgrace. Seeing once again on the left cheek “the caller of the foundation”, I decided to conduct an experiment, normalizing nutrition and changing care. After a month, the skin was unrecognizable – it shone, glowed and looked smooth and healthy.
I almost never feel thirsty. With enthusiasm and joy, I only consume coffee and ginger lemonade. But for the normalization of metabolic processes, water was needed. And this has become the main problem in the preparation of the diet. The put 8 glasses a day did not fit into the framework of my ideas and healthy lifestyle. I started looking for an alternative. And I found her in one of the supermarkets. There, small bottles came into my field of vision – water with the scent of raspberries and lemon. It was she who became salvation. Jars with a volume of 250 ml appeared on the desktop, in the car and in the refrigerator. This helped to establish a drinking regimen.
In the daily diet, all fast carbohydrates, even those that are considered useful – honey, for example, were sent to the “junk”. They gave way to green salad. Kale + arugula + spitz + celery + flaxseeds – this is what the formula looked like. Sometimes I substituted this for a parsley and kiwi smoothie. I ate twice a day, but in large portions, excluding snacks and observing a 15-hour break between the first and last meals.
Before going to bed, I always took a probiotic to normalize the microflora and restore immunity in the intestines.
On the advice of my beautician, I purchased an apparatus for ultrasonic face cleansing, which I did twice a week using a septomerin-based antiseptic. There are a lot of similar gadgets on the market with different price ranges. But the principle of operation does not depend on cost: the devices delicately remove the stratum corneum of the skin and remove sebaceous plugs from each pore. Home appliances differ in the power of 0.5-2 W / sq.cm.
In addition to cleansing, twice a week I used roll peels with AHA and BHA acids, and every day I added panthenol to the moisturizer – it has excellent wound healing and regenerating properties. The product is sold in any pharmacy and can be used for body care, including.
The beautician also advised to wipe the face with P50 solution from Biologique Recherche in the evenings. It has an excellent exfoliating composition: malic, phytic, salicylic acids and gluconolactone. It may well replace almost all products for the care of problem skin. But it is better to consult with a specialist – the lotion is sold in different concentrations and can cause dryness and flaking.
If rashes and inflammations appeared on the skin, I applied sulfur ointment or Sudocrem with a similar principle of action to them.
For a month, I went to the bathhouse every week, without using scrubs and other traditional means for this place. After each visit to the sauna at home, I used darsonval – the same one that was prescribed to our mothers. The principle of operation of the device is based on exposure to high frequency impulse currents. It can be used without restrictions.
The result exceeded all my expectations! The oily sheen and post-acne marks have disappeared. The skin has acquired a beautiful tone and healthier appearance. Inflammation and rashes stopped appearing even during hormonal reloads of the body. And during the experiment, I developed a number of useful habits, which I will definitely not give up now.