I am a Skin Health Coach and a Natural Skincare product formulator. I have studied extensively how to get healthy glowing skin using natural, plant-based ingredients such as what is used in natural skincare products that are tailored for acne-prone skin, as well as the role that nutrition and stress plays when it comes to the skin.
In other words, I take a holistic view of the skin and look at both what you put ON the skin as well as what goes IN the body.
I am an expert in Natural Skin Health and love all things to do with the skin, our largest organ. That is why I became a natural skincare product formulator and started my own indie skincare brand (indie means independently owned). I am also a Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner (CNAP) because I care passionately about how to help women to get healthier skin at all ages, but especially in (peri)menopause.
I deal with many female clients who are frustrated and suffering with acne ~ whether they are in their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s or over 50! Acne doesn't discriminate by age. It can plague anyone, male or female, at any age. And it can be complicated and lengthy or a simple fix.
While there are many causes and sources of acne that is caused by some sort of internal imbalance, the one common denominator is the FRUSTRATION that women feel as a result.
What is the single biggest piece of advice for Acne Sufferers?
⇨DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!! And by lots I mean at least 64 ounces/2 litres a day plus plus plus.
Why is water so important?
⇨It helps to keep your digestion flowing and along with that it means you are (hopefully) pooping 💩 more regularly and thereby eliminating some toxins from your body.
⇨It helps to keep your skin hydrated. When your skin gets too dry then the dry skin cells form a layer that traps dirt and oils beneath the surface. This in turn causes an acne breakout to happen! (Tip: check your lips to see if they are chapped!)
How can you drink more water?
Get yourself a big, fun water bottle or jug that you fill daily and track your 64 ounces/2 litres.
Don't love plain water? Try herbal tea, add fruit to water, drink sparkling water. Just get it in your body! Coffee doesn't count btw. 🤣
If you are really serious about wanting to get rid of acne once and for all, it may take more than just increasing the amount of water you drink each day.
Read on for a recent case study of a female client I worked with and the results we obtained after 45 days.
REAL RESULTS. SEE IT FOR YOURSELF!
Featured above is a client named Samantha (not her real name) who is 21 years old and has been struggling with acne for a long time. She was frustrated and felt she had tried so many things and lived a healthy lifestyle, but couldn't stop the cycle of these breakouts from returning month after month.
Why both? Can't topical solutions solve acne? NO!!!! Not always if it is a bigger health issue.
Most often acne (and other skin ailments) are a sign of something else going on INSIDE the body. We always have to look at the level of stress one is facing AND what foods are being eaten (or which nutrients are missing) because that impacts the gut microbiome and causes inflammation, and thus acne breakouts.
It is all related: what goes IN your body, what goes ON your skin and also what is happening in your LIFE!
I created a customized, bio-individual plan for her based on what she felt was reasonable for her life and what I felt her body needed based on her health status and history at her intake.
Heres's what we did:
1. She used our Clean Kiss 4-Step Acne Products exclusively for 45 days x2 daily or more (am & pm).
2. She changed her hygiene habits by increasing to washing her face x2 daily (am & pm) or more if she worked out and after getting home from work.
3. She increased her water hydration significantly!
4. She stopped picking her pimples and touching her face.
5. She changed her pillow cases more frequently to reduce the bacteria that she rubbed against her face every night while sleeping.
At Day 30, you can see that her acne looks a little more inflamed than when she started. She was sick at this time with mononucleosis, from the Epstein-Barr Virus and it impacts your immune system, lymph nodes and liver. Once again it seems to prove that what is happening inside your body shows up on your skin!
By Day 45 she reports that "her skin was less inflamed, acne has improved, her skin is healing. There is less redness and fewer breakouts!"
Want to work with me to help conquer your acne, skin damage, eczema or other health and skin-related challenge?
Contact me NOW! Send me a private DM through Instagram.
About the Author: Jodie Pappas
Jodie Pappas is the Founder and Skincare Formulator of the Canadian-made, plant-based skincare brand Clean Kiss. Jodie creates clean, natural skincare products for women over 40 to feel confident and glowing in their skin, without the use of any harmful toxins.
Jodie is a Certified Organic Skincare Formulator, a Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner (CNAP) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200). She believes that beautiful pro-aging skin is available for every woman and uses a holistic lifestyle approach to educate and inspire.
Jodie is also the @thecleanskincoach and provides bio-individualized skin health coaching to her clients who want results using natural and holistic methods.
Jodie loves to write about how clean skincare, good balanced nutrition and yoga can all support a healthy, pro-aging lifestyle like three legs of a stool.