Meet Rachel Crawley, a 22-year-old who has been sharing her experience with severe acne on Instagram.
As you’ll see from her social media posts, Rachel has gone to major lengths to share her story with her followers in a bid to show that it’s possible to improve painful acne, a skin condition that can majorly impact on one’s health and well-being.
In a bid to cure her acne, she made a lot of lifestyle changes but three things stand out.
Rachel stopped taking medication for her acne, started on a “high-fat, low-carb, vegan plant-based diet” and introduced a “natural minimal skincare routine”.
In her social media posts, she shares a morning smoothie recipe which she describes as her “acne healer”.
“High carb and low fat has helped others cure their acne but not mine,” Rachel says. “Mine has been healing doing high fat low carb.”
The ingredients for her magic smoothie?
Celery (1 stalk)
Cucumber (5 slices)
Handful of spinach
Chia seeds (3tbs)
Flax seeds (1tbs)
Slice of chopped fresh ginger
Fill with water and blend away!
This piece goes into more detail about the changes she made and the difference this has made to her complexion.
Rachel says these lifestyle changes have made a massive difference to not only her skin but her overall health and this is why she wants to share her acne story with others.
Below is an extract from one of her Instagram posts.
“I don’t want young girls feeling the same way I did. I don’t want them to think they have to look a certain way to be accepted or beautiful. They need more role models embracing there real natural selfs because that is real life. I know how hard it can be but please please practice self-love and believe in yourself this alone will make you feel better [sic]”.
Main image via Instagram: Rachel Crawley