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This rich concoction is dense! No more watery facial creams that feel like they only temporarily quench the skin. Every ingredient is intensely moisturizing–and you can feel that as soon as you apply it. Only a small amount was needed to completely cover and moisturize my entire face & neck.
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I can earnestly say I never thought I would take a break from drinking coffee. I would deem myself an absolute coffee connoisseur. I come from a family who drinks it daily, and in many ways it is a favorite past time of mine. I love grinding the beans, how it smells, the sound of it brewing…..all of it.
That said, I am never above tweaking my diet (or at least trying it for a while) if I believe it could improve my health in a significant way. I have had issues with what I call “sleep eating” for several years. As silly as it sounds, I am notorious for waking up in the middle of the night to grab a snack or make a meal in the kitchen. I often do not even remember doing this, until I wake up with peanut butter on the edge of my lip (no joke). I had contemplated several things: Do I not eat enough during the day? Do I have a “disorder”? What can I do to stop this from happening?
I started feeling disappointed in myself because I felt I was taking a few step backwards with these “sleep eating” episodes, after eating so remarkably well during the day. I got to a certain point where I just accepted that maybe it’s just a funny thing about me…until it occurred to me that eliminating coffee was something I hadn’t tried yet.
Cutting out coffee was something that I was not excited about. The tough thing to realize was that I just might need to try this in order to tackle this issue. In my mind, I figured that since caffeine can affect sleep, it could be playing a part in this problem.
So, I bit the bullet and started weaning myself off of coffee. Over a week’s time, I gradually decreased the amount I was drinking, starting at one full cup and drinking a bit less each day until I only had one gulp. As you can imagine, I had a noticeable headache for the next 2 days. I noticed I was a little cranky and lacking my normal motivation. Thankfully, after the full week of weaning, I felt like myself again. I felt like I didn’t need the coffee to get going.
Since ending the weaning process (it’s been almost a week), I haven’t had one incident in which I found myself in the kitchen in the middle of the night. This has been incredibly encouraging to me!
Quitting coffee for the time being has also been dual purposed. In doing this, I hoped to also get an idea if detoxing the caffeine out of my system would help my facial skin to be clearer. I have always struggled with acne and have also drank coffee since I was a teenager. I thought that the acne could perhaps be triggered or worsened by the excessive caffeine.
In summation, here’s what I have experienced thus far with the measures I’ve taken:
-I found that this, so far, has helped solve my problem completely! Perhaps, sleeping optimally throughout the night has helped my body to truly rest and not go after food.
-I have certainly seen a difference in how certain problem areas on my face are less inflamed. They haven’t gone away over night, but my skin appears to be less red and stressed looking. Along with a few herbs that I have learned about recently that target hormonal acne (I will do a post on this soon!), I am finding that eliminating the coffee intake has helped my skin in a slightly noticable way.
I’ve fervently searched for routines, products, regimens and methods for having clear skin.
I have successfully found several organic face soaps, serums and moisturizers that nourish and feed my skin so that my breakouts are minimized.
Part of my face cleaning routine has consisted of utilizing a facial exfoliating round, one that you can find at your local grocery store or pharmacy. These rounds basically got the job done from a standpoint of creating a nice lather and exfoliating the skin; though they did, at times, leave my skin red and slightly irritated after showering if I scrubbed the slightest bit too hard.
It occurred to me that what these little rounds are made of should not be ignored. I don’t have any knowledge as to what they are made of. Plastic maybe? That’s my best guess.
The reoccurring thought I had was “I am putting so much time and effort into learning about, purchasing and implementing these organic face cleansers, yet I am neglecting the vehicle with which I am applying and scrubbing them into and onto my skin.” I didn’t have any products in mind to replace these plastic rounds yet, though.
It was on a regular trip to a health food store called Natural Grocers that I came across this awesome exfoliating facial sponge. I found this product amongst the organic beauty products, pumice stones and hair brushes. I was eager to try it!
This is how Dew Puff describes this product:
“Dew Puff facial sponges are made from the root of konjac, a plant native to Asia. Konjac has long been regarded for its health and medicinal properties. With its natural ability to break down dirt and promote circulation, Dew Puff is the perfect puff for dew-beautiful skin, everyday! Dew Puff with Bamboo Charcoal contains activated carbon and minerals to help prevent breakouts, plus antioxidants to fight acne-causing bacteria. Soothing for blemished skin. Super soft and for gentle everyday skin care. Cleans, exfoliates and refreshes. Skin stays naturally hydrated 100% chemical free Just add water to use.”
This sponge provides gentle, yet thorough and effective exfoliation. It is supposed to be used wet, so I put it under the shower nossle to douse it before use.
If you have a skin care regimen that already includes exfoliation, consider trying this Dew Puff. I’m glad I switched.