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Lemon Water Fail

I will never drink hot lemon water again! I planned to drink lemon water to see if it would help cut through belly bulge. I mainly have food allergic reactions to my face and neck. My face had a major breakout! I quickly Googled what could have happened. Well, with the potent citrus being ingested, it turns out I threw my body's ph levels completely off, causing a major imbalance.

I normally infuse my water with citrus, other fruits, and herbs, but this time was different. This time I used hot water and lemon. It was so potent that it melted the styrofoam cup. Perhaps, it was was the hot water alone. Maybe it was the hot water and citrus. Either way, this process is not for me!


It took me over three weeks to balance my face and get rid of the breakouts. This is how I did it.

     
INITIAL BREAKOUT
   
     
WEEK ONE
I applied a home-made charcoal mud mask twice a week.

My thoughts on the mud mask was it tightened the pimples to
draw all impurities to the surface. I felt it would speed my recovery process. 

WEEK TWO
I saw more pimples diminishing, thanks to
the charcoal masks and my daily face cleansing routine.

WEEK THREE
At this point I considered my face reaching a point of normalcy.

Mud mask ingredients
Face moisturizer ingredients; using extra tea tree oil dabbed on the breakouts.

Comments

  1. How much did you use of each ingredient? I might try to make my own!

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    1. You know me & 'recipes'.
      You're going to mix the ingredients to make a paste (creamy peanut butter consistency; funny how most mixtures must have that texture).
      *15 charcoal tablets (or more)
      * 1 TBS clay
      *1/8 tsp tea tree oil
      *5 drops lavender oil
      *3 TBS aloe vera gel

      If you need to tweak the consistency because it's too dry, add more aloe vera gel.

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    2. And if you're serious about it, I can make you some (keep refrigerated until use).

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