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Reveal radiant skin without harsh, toxic, and expensive products with the recipes that cleared my acne naturally.

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    • I’m glad this was helpful to you Heather! Argan oil is not considered comedogenic (it doesn’t clog pores) but and many people with acne-prone skin have great results with it. It breaks me out, however, and so I prefer to use hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, and/or grapeseed oil. Amie, do you have experience using argan oil?

  1. Love this Amie and Lauren…thanks for sharing! I too suffered from cystic acne most of my life, despite eating a fairly clean diet. I have tried every prescription out there, up to and including Accutane (3 times!!!) Cutting out grains, dairy and sugar is what finally cleared it. I’m totally on board with Amie’s recommendations. Liver capsules are awesome and give me tons of energy too!. I am able to relax my diet somewhat, and do fine with grass fed butter or a little cream from time to time. And sugar is ok in moderation. If I get too relaxed, I’ll get a little breakout as a reminder. But I handle it so differently now. I’m actually thankful, as it’s a reminder that I need to get back on track to feel my best. The same foods that are good for my skin just make me feel good all over! I actually do fine using coconut oil topically. I have been oil cleansing for about 4 years now, and coconut oil is what I pretty much use every day. But I didn’t start doing it until my face was already clear.

  2. Another awesome post, thanks so much! I found the same thing to be true about coconut oil used for my face. Awesome the first week, and then dried out my skin horribly. Avocado oil for my skin has been wonderful for anybody struggling. Keep it up Lady! ❤

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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