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January 25, 2018

How Nzu affected my skin and menstrual cycle

Honestly speaking it hasn't been easy, for 3 months or more I have been battling with my face. At first it stopped glowing in the morning, I was like maybe its the phase of life I was in at that point in time. I was literally very stressed emotionally. You all know how life sets you up after you've just graduated from the university. Its literally so crazy trying to follow the right paths, Choose and make proper decisions that will help you in life. So much was going on but one thing was certain, I was eating well, taking lots of liquids but water was less and I ate Nzu like never before. 
Wondering what Nzu is ? The English name is (Calabash chalk). It is a geophagic material popularly consumed in West African countries for pleasure, and by pregnant women as a cure for nausea.
 Geophagia is the practice of eating the earth, including soil and chalk. This act can expose the consumer to toxic substances and parasites found in the ingested earth. #WIKI

My Nzu consumption  increased when I traveled back to Nigeria and this is because it was readily available and I ended up abusing it.
Honestly, I can say I ate nothing less than 150 pieces of it in the space of 2 months.
So after a few months, I got back to Ukraine and everything started falling apart. 
Firstly I started noticing some changes in menstrual cycle, like heavy flow ( I used an average of 13 sanitary pads in 2 days), menstrual pain and acne. Before now I have never experienced such changes.
Next it was my skin, it got really dry and started to itch as a result. So I had to increase  the amount of cream I applied,  took more water  and ate more fruits to help my skin.
The reason is this, without proper water consumption our skin dries off because water is needed to moisturize it. Nzu is clay and clay is heavy, so much water is needed for its adsorption in the body.
At this point I understood what the cause of the problem was but I couldn't stop because I was probably "addicted' or so to say "An Nzu junkie".
So about 2 weeks ago I decided to put an end to this problem. I was not happy with the condition of my skin. Waking up to new pimples every morning that ends
 up leaving marks because they get really itchy  and you just cant help but scratch.
I tired various skin products but they made the condition of my skin even worst. If you are following me on Instagram, you will be aware that I had a 6 day trip. 
I was planning to visit the dermatologist after I got back from this trip (which I will be sharing soon on the Blog).
During my trip I maintained a  healthy diet, I was so mindful  of what I ate because I was trying to avoid having diarrhea. So indirectly my skin improved because I maintained a healthy diet.
After I got back from my trip I received the Multi functional Pure and Natural Moisturizing Aloe Vera Gel I was super excited to try it but at the same time I was a little skeptical because I have used some products that really lightened my skin.  The Aloe Vera gel is a facial care for acne treatment, anti wrinkle, oil control and moisturizes the skin.
Note: it lightens a little but after everything is cleared just apply very little every two days to keep your skin glowing. My joy is that it is working and I am happy to share this product with you.
This is totally a good product, and generally we know how good it is to use Aloe Vera on the skin, it's pretty healthy and natural. It's in gel form, like the aloe Vera watery paste.
How to use : Wash your face in the morning or after you bath, allow the water to almost dry off. Just before you apply your bb cream or make up, apply the Aloe Vera gel and massage through before applying anything else. Do same at Night. This is not a wash out gel.
If you want to purchase this products its pretty easy because you can get it from so many websites. I will be leaving the links below.
Irimen : http://www.irimen.ru/гель-christina-natural-aloe-vera-gel/
Rosegal : Pure and Natural Moisturizing Aloe Vera Gel - White. $2.24  was$5.1456% OFF.