I have felt drawn to write this post for sometime now for people who suffer from adult acne, primarily that of acne rosacea. I will add some before and after photos onto this blog soon but wanted to highlight some ways of clearing this difficult skin experience.
Your skin reflects your inner life.
If you are holding something back, resisting something in your life, your skin will reflect this. It could be repressed anger, it could be stifled sexual energy, not owning yourself as a fully realised sexual being, it could be being in a relationship with others that is no longer working for you.
I began by belly dancing which scared me sooo much to begin with, I then went onto five rhythms dancing which is a free-form dance where you express what you feel in the dance. This is of prime importance I feel for anyone suffering from skin conditions – look at your personal expression. Your skin is revealing something to you, what is it? and what can you do to change this?
Sometimes we create skin conditions to hide from the outside world. I hid from sexual attention from the opposite sex. I felt safe in my relationship with Mike in our insular world I was afraid if I was attractive I may become more sensual and sexual and if I am that way I may be drawn to other men and then my life would change with Mike and this scared me more than anything.
So, having acne rosacea was a barricade to outside attention. Once I was able to accept the changes in our relationship and allow myself to feel sexual (after no libido most of my sexual life) and to know I am safe in my own self without the need of protection my skin changed. I accepted my relationship with Michael was meant to be plutonic not sexual and I discovered green tea and aspirin to help with the healing process and I allowed the dance to carry me. I also changed my make-up to mineral makeup with no talc or chemicals within it. Talc clogs the pores and does not help the healing process. Mineral make up puts essential minerals back into the skin which may have been lost over the years.
SO ACNE SUFFERERS – what can you change?
APRIL 2011 ADDITION TO POST: Something I discovered that is topical that has also helped my skin tremendously this past couple of years is Dr Hauschka sage bath. I used a few drops in warm water to bathe my skin twice a day and it has amazing properties for clearing up the bacteria on the skin. When I used to work in the gift shop I told me women about this and they came back thanking me as it cleared up adult acne for all of them. You can order online at Dr Hauschka Natural Skin Care