Vegan vs. Acne: 9 ways to fight breakouts, the cruelty-free way

You already know to wash your face twice a day with a good toxin-free vegan cleanser (I use Oz Naturals Vitamin C cleanser — read my post on it here.), to never sleep in your makeup and to drink loads of water, but here are some other tips I use regularly.

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Always moisturize before makeup and before bed.  I use Oz Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle, which I wrote about here.  It has that great slippy feel and absorbs quickly without clogging pours, even if you slather on a thick layer.  I love that its shear enough to wear under makeup but moisturizing enough to double as a night cream.  This saves me a lot of money, especially since it can also be used as a body lotion and costs about $10 for an 8oz. tube which lasts two months.

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Eat less nuts and look at your possible food intolerances/allergies.  A few years ago, I noticed that after eating nuts (any type) within a few hours I would break out along my jaw line.  This was very frustrating to me because I loved my daily snack of almonds but I’m so glad I gave them up.

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Biosil has been a part of my daily supplements for almost a year.  It activates the cells in your bones that generate collagen, which in turn improves the texture of your hair, the strength of your nails, plumps your skin and improves your bones and joints.  Biosil’s website doesn’t claim to help with acne, but I noticed a significant decrease in my acne two months into taking it.  Overall, my skin was less dry which I think is in part why I noticed an improvement.  Biosil isn’t advertised as vegan but it conveniently is.

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Use a Konjac Sponge with charcoal to gently exfoliate your face. (Interesting fact – Konjac is also the ingredient in Sophie’s Kitchen vegan seafood.)

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