Let’s get real about acne

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Acne… the one thing no one in this world wants, but is something most of us have to deal with. Let’s get real…We all want that perfect, blemish free skin and will do just about anything to achieve it! There are hundreds of products, remedies, and medicines people will try or take to achieve great skin. The pressure to always look perfect is on and I’m here to tell you having acne is okay.

In High School, I had perfect skin.  I would have a blemish here and there but all in all if I walked out with just concealer under my eyes, I would be good to go. It was not until a couple months ago that I started having bad acne, it seemed like everything I was trying was not and still is not working. I have never had this much acne in my life. On top of that, I also have the worst habit of picking at my face, which makes my skin even worse! But it is safe to say that I have been feeling very insecure about my skin.

Acne can really effect the way someone feels about them self, it can take the most secure  and confident person down with it. I will not go outside without spot concealing my acne because I’m embarrassed.

Why do I feel this way? Acne is normal but the pressure to have perfect skin is all around us. The natural beauty hype is shoved in everyone’s face, so even wearing a lot of makeup to cover it up is frowned upon. The media is telling us that if you don’t have perfect skin, you are not beautiful. We see celebrities with flawless skin but don’t realize the amount of money that is put into it. They are probably having facials every weekand using an $800 moisturizer at night.  When asked their beauty secret most of them just say some generic response like “oh I drink a lot of water.” That’s just not real.

I’ve tried so many things to clear up my skin to see what works for me. The range of products I’ve tried go from really harsh chemicals to all natural and gentle products. I’m trying to find the right balance for me. Having really bad skin has made me be more dilegent about having better habits in my life. I’m starting to work out more often. I was very stagnant for months and not doing much physically so not having that blood circulation could be causing some of my acne. Also being better about taking my probiotics and drinking WATER. Keep a consistent skin care routine and NOT PICK MY SKIN.

When I was filming my everyday makeup routine the other day, I was embaressed that I had to wear a little more makeup than I usually would to feel confident in myself and thought maybe I shoudn’t film it. But then I realized why shouldn’ t I, I want to be as real as I can and me having a lot of acne is what is real. You can see in the video that I don’t feel my best with acne but I keep on reminding myself that it’s temporary.

I shouldn’t feel bad about having acne and I shouldn’t feel bad about wearing a lot of makeup. Either way I should feel confident in myself and I’m working on that.  I’m tired of feeling like I should be ashamed of showing my scars or my acne because  of what others might think.

I want my blog to be a place where I can be real and share everything that I am going through. Right now is the journey to better skin. I want to share my struggle and have a open conversation about the stigma on acne and wearing more makeup to cover it up.

You are beautiful either way, don’t let society or any one tell you other wise.

I would love to hear anything or products you use that clear up your acne. SHARE YOUR SECRETS, HELP OTHERS OUT.

I will definitely keep you updated on my skin journey!!

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Easy Tofu Scramble

 

Before making this meal I hated tofu. It’s probably because every time I had it prior there was absolutely no flavor! This tofu scramble changed the tofu game for me and my family. An easy breakfast meal you can make in minutes! You can customize it however  you would like. I promise you will never miss an egg again after eating this.

Serves 1 to 2 people. ( I can eat a lot )

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Slab organic extra firm tofu
  • 4-5 Mushrooms
  • Half or a whole tomato
  •  Handful of Organic baby spinach

SAUCE

Instructions

  1. Take your Tofu out of its packaging, empty out the water. Take a paper towel and dab the tofu til its dry.
  2. Rinse off and cut desired vegetables for your scramble, today I used 4 mushrooms, half a Roma tomato and a handful of organic baby spinach.( You can throw in bell peppers maybe whole onion or zucchini, but I’m very sensitive to those foods so i choose to stay away from them.)
  3. Once all your vegetables are cut, make your sauce.
  4. Making the sauce is so easy.  In a small bowl add in 1/2 tsp Tumeric, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp Onion powder, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast Seasoning and a splash of water. Then mix.
  5. Heat up your pan. I used a cast iron skillet. Turn on the stove to medium low heat.
  6. Take your slab of tofu and start to crumble it in the pan. Add a little splash of water so it doesn’t stick too much to the pan.
  7. Then add your mushrooms and spinach. Mix it all together and let it sit and cook for about 5 minutes or until most of the water is gone.
  8. Add your sauce and tomatoes in.
  9. Let it sit and cook while frequently mixing it together. Another 5 minutes.
  10. You can cook it for even longer so your tofu gets crispy but I like my tofu scramble a little fluffy so after a few minutes it’s done.
  11. Plate it, add a little salt and eat.  ( I like to add salt after cooking )
  12. ENJOY!

I love this easy meal, I’ve been eating it a lot for breakfast lately with a piece of toast! It’ a nice change from my usual everyday breakfast smoothie. Give this recipe a try if you don’t like tofu I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

I plan on finding more ways of making Tofu enjoyable in the future keep an eye out for that!

Let me know if you make this recipe tag #sabrinaleablog on any of my social media’s or tag me I’d love to see!

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Check out my YouTube and this video I made on this recipe to see if your more of a visual learner like me!

 

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