I tried to stop obsessing over my acne last few months, without so much success to be honest. I tried limiting eggs for a while and nightshades but didn't seem to do anything, as usual. I have also been trying to eat less foods that make me fart, hoping there is some kind of ludicrous connection between farting and acne lol. That means less fruit and veg and wheat, if any, which means eating like a weirdo and then the inevitable binges like the big girl I am.
Acne was so so for last few weeks although I have been eating chocolate every few weeks or so which I am almost certain has some kind of connection to me breaking out.
Last Saturday [20 July 2013] I went a whole week without any chocolate [thank you, thank you] and I was thinking to myself Saturday night ooh skins starting to look better - NEVER EVER TEMPT FATE - obviously the next day I was hit with the inevitable dreaded pre spot pain and over the next few days I had what may be the worst break out of my life! WTF FFS FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.
- A few days earlier I had gone back to having a lemon a day due to lack of fruit and veg in my diet.
- This included a few glasses of orange juice.
- I also started Vitamin C again and I think around that weekend I started high doss - like grams of the stuff.
- I had a very strong cup of Camomile tea on Sunday and another a few days later [salicylates - heavens forbid!]
- I had some BD cake on Saturday [shoot me]
- I had been eating some home made Ice Cream / Parfait plus some bought stuff a few days before and then continuing over the weekend - including condensed milk as an ingredient [high carb content so maybe high lactose?] [summer yo]
- This combined with a mini chocolate binge on Sunday - a few rank truffle things.
- Might be too much saturated fat all things combined
- Been hot so my Erythromelalgia has been pretty shitty so not been sleeping well.
- Maybe sweating more when exercising - boxing especially. [i used to think sweating was good].
- Was farting particularly badly Sunday evening - after home made moussaka type thing - aubergines maybe?
- Seems guts are particularly fucked up at the moment - seem to be hypersensitive to any fibre or residue leading to excessive gas - farting.
- I have been getting lots of sun - [ obviously isn't that good at stopping breakouts]
There are no doubt other factors I can't think of off the top of my head.
One thing to note is that I have been getting lots and lots of sunlight which I used to think was good for my skin - so obviously sunlight doesn't really make much difference to my acne.