Here’s a great story from Nicola, a CSF customer from the UK.
Nicola purchased the Clear Skin Forever Master Guide, implemented many of our recommendations, and also got lots of help by reading through the CSF Forum (which you get lifetime free access to when you purchase the Master Guide e-book).
With that, I’ll hand the reins to Nicola to share her story! 🙂
Nicola writes on the CSF Forum:
I haven’t really posted on this forum since I was introduced to the Clear Skin Forever book, but I thought it was time to share with you some of the things that have worked for me.
First of all I want to say how great it is that people do post and share things here. For me the progress I have made is largely due to reading what people have written here and trying it for myself. I, like everyone else here, have suffered acne since teenage years. I got the usual dose of antibiotics and it cleared up, to a certain extent. Over the years though it came back with a vengeance and after trying nearly every treatment possible I found this forum. I read the book, I looked at this forum and decided to look at the different parts of my life. So, here is a short version of the results:
- I read a post from someone who said that they had stopped washing their face and it made a difference. Now, as a woman and one who occasionally wears makeup, this was a horrific idea. Not washing off the dirt, grime and pollution that all magazines and beauty adverts say is lurking on our skin? Too disgusting to think about. But, I was desperate so one morning I just did it. I stepped into the shower and didn’t use shower gel or facial wash or soap on my face. And what a difference it has made!!! I realise now that a lot what I called acne was probably a reaction to the different products I used on my skin. I have never had it confirmed but a reaction causes redness and since my face resembled a boiled lobster, it made sense to me. When I stopped putting soap on my face the redness gradually disappeared. So, my new routine – shower as normal (shampoo etc) but I don’t wash my face. If I have makeup on, then I use an oil-based remover and wipe the excess (gently). And that’s another thing. I realised that all the scrubbing of dead skin cells to supposedly brighten the skin was actually causing more redness and irritation for me.
- I use a good (natural as possible) moisturiser. Again I tried everything, including coconut oil but my skin was very dry and irritated, and a friend put me onto Dr. Hauschka products. They are expensive but the one face cream that I buy is worth every single penny. I had a heart attack when I saw how thick the cream was at the beginning and I dreaded the next morning seeing an outbreak again, but it hasn’t happened. It has calming ingredients; my skin hasn’t been so dry (and therefore I am not tempted to pick at it and make it worse!!). I use the rose day cream.
- The other big change was visiting a Chinese Traditional Medicine practitioner for acupuncture. Again, through advice from a friend I went along, and I have to say she worked wonders too. She focused on my diet, what works for me as an individual and not just what I am told is healthy to eat. I only see her once a month for a check-up and if I am feeling a bit off (not necessarily with a break out) then she treats me.
- I am more aware of my diet now. I believe dairy is a trigger for my acne, at least in the sense that I don’t digest it too well so the redness on my skin tends to come back.
I hope this helps someone. As I said, my turning point was reading the book and more importantly reading what has worked for people on the CSF Forum.
Thanks for sharing your story, Nicola!
I hope this inspires you, dear reader, and helps you decide whether the Clear Skin Forever program is a good fit for you.
As always, be kind to yourself! 🙂