How I Healed Perioral Dermatitis in One Week (After two Months of Trial & Error)

Perioral dermatitis is the trickiest skin condition I have ever dealt with. It is characterized as a red, inflamed thickening of the skin, primarily around the mouth and nostril area. It is sometimes accompanied by papules and pustules - which causes most of us to confuse it with acne. After much research, I found the most common triggers for PD include:

  • use of topical steroids
  • toothpaste with fluoride 
  • sodium laureth sulfate
  • laundry detergent with overactive ingredients
  • hormonal changes
  • birth control
  • stress
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How to Naturally Treat Endometriosis - Pt.2

I will never forget that one day a little over ten years ago when I experienced stage four endometriosis symptoms for the first time. I had recently given up on birth control after trying six different brands over the span of a year. They all left me with the craziest acne I had ever seen. I am talking big, purple and blue cystic bumps all over my face. - What a sight to see. The birth control I tried also made me emotionally insane. I was naturally a little nuts and temperamental but this took me to a whole other level. After making the conscious decision to eliminate something that my body clearly did not want, I experienced such a change in my menstrual cycle. 

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How to Have a Successful Bowel Movement Every Morning-For Glowing Skin

Not the sexiest title but guess what? Not being full of shit is SEXY! - Pun intended. Having a successful bowel movement first thing in the morning is your gateway to clear, glowing skin. The lack of it causes skin congestion and acne, predominantly on the forehead area.

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What Ethnicity Are You? (The Role Racism Has Played in My Life)

This year has brought out so much warranted hurt and anger. Even as I write this, I find myself being very cautious because this topic is so touchy. I don't want to hurt anyone but I am here on this earth to share my experience and hopefully inspire a few people along the way. So here it goes...

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How I Got Through My Heartbreak

I've had to postpone sharing this topic for almost a year now because I have honestly had trouble taking my own advice. There are months where I reach serious emotional growth spurts, then times where I have to start my healing process all over. In November of 2015 I had to say goodbye to a man who treated me with so much respect and love. He is someone who I could have spent my life with. I spent the last year in complete denial that this man no longer wanted to put up with my petulant bullshit.

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The Three Goods: How I Keep my Skin Clear

As many of you may or may not know, I have been a long time acne sufferer. I spent several years coming down on myself and feeling like I wasn't enough. Living with such a small amount of self-love pushed me to realize: maybe self-love is the answer to overcome this skin ailment. 

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HOW I (NATURALLY) KEEP MY ENDOMETRIOSIS & MENSTRUAL SYMPTOMS UNDER CONTROL

I know many women can relate to this topic. Since we were young girls we were taught to pop a Midol when our "Auntie Flow" came to visit for the month. I'm here to tell you there are so many other safer and natural alternatives to curb your menstrual cramps, fatigue and bloating.  

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