Why does clear skin seem so easy for everyone else?

You know what I’m talking about – those lucky women who always seem to have clear, perfect skin. No blemishes, no imperfections, no wrinkles. Well, unless you count those adorable crinkles around their eyes when they smile.

You’d love that, yet no matter what you try, it seems like there’s always something popping up. Some zit. Some rash. Some new irritation to drive you crazy.

And no, this isn’t just vanity. It’s beyond wanting to have flawless skin for the sake of looking 29 forever.

You’re tired of trying to cover things up with makeup without feeling like you’re wearing a mask. You’re tired of waking up wondering what’s popped up overnight. You’re tired of the staring and the questions.

Oh, the questions!

“What’s on your skin?” “Have you seen a doctor about that?” “Maybe you could try a prescription?” “Aren’t you a bit old for breakouts?” (Haven’t been asked that last one? You’re lucky.)

It’s frustrating. Not just because it’s embarrassing, but because you HAVE tried.

You’ve seen doctors and tried all the things that promise clear skin. But nothing works. Sure, some things ease the symptoms, but you don’t want temporary relief.

You want to solve this problem already.

It’s time to feel comfortable in your own skin.

The beautiful thing is, it doesn’t have to be hard. And you don’t need that many supplies (Hallelujah!)

I believe there’s a better way to get clear skin. You can create naturally beautiful skin simply using foods, herbs and essential oils. And there’s no need to clutter your cabinets with every herb, essential oil and raw ingredient out there. Just a handful will do. Well, maybe two handfuls.

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Hi, I’m Nina

When I was a kid, I used to wish that I could shed my skin like a snake and have brand-new, happy skin (and I hate anything to do with snakes, y’all!).

I’ve struggled with my skin for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my mom had to buy me special, unscented soaps and laundry detergent because EVERYTHING made my skin break out in a funny rash. Doctors were always stumped and could never offer a solution that worked. I remember one time my doctor thought I had scabies and prescribed medication for that. We found out very quickly that I’m actually allergic to scabies medication and had a horrible, itchy, painful rash on my entire back for days.

When I reached puberty, breakouts became the norm. I was constantly battling acne and tried all sorts of different treatments. None of them worked. I once heard someone refer to me as “that zitty girl.” That stung.

Did it get better as I got older. Nope. When I was pregnant with my first, I had a horribly itchy rash from my neck to the tops of my feet my entire pregnancy. It went away a few hours after my son was born. That happened again with each pregnancy, only after I had my fourth and last baby, it didn’t go away. I struggled with that rash and acne for a really, really long time.

It was embarrassing. It was uncomfortable. There were days when I didn’t want to leave the house. Makeup wouldn’t cover it up. I noticed people staring a LOT and some people would ask me about my bad skin. I would laugh it off and give them some excuse but I HATED it.

Discovering natural skincare was a godsend because there was finally something that helped soothe my poor skin. I even developed a concoction made of herbs and essential oils that eased itching and made blemishes fade super fast (and took care of a whole host of skin issues).

But I was still just addressing the symptoms.

Finally, I figured out the true source of the problem and did something about it. When my suspected gluten sensitivity was confirmed in early 2016, I cut gluten out of my diet completely. My acne cleared up almost completely a week later. Then, I discovered that the source of that horrible, itchy rash was dairy. I stopped eating dairy and my rash cleared up in a matter of days. I was SO excited and thankful.

Over time I’ve discovered that certain foods make me break out (sugar, gluten, why must it be so?) and that the more I nourish my body, the happier my skin gets.

What we put in and on our bodies matters. A lot.

So, if you have a similar story to mine, just know that it can be changed with some simple changes. Using foods, herbs and essential oils you can create healthy skin that you’re comfortable in.

As I read your words, I felt like I was listening to a friend…one that thinks like I do, and understands my life. I have always been a “simplify” kind of girl, but feel so overwhelmed at times. I love your approach to simplify life and taking the hard things back to the basics.

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One last thing …

I’m so grateful that you’ve stopped by and I’d love to know how I can serve you better. If you’d like, would you please let me know what questions you have when it comes to making healthy skin easier?