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Indulgence Once In A While And In Very Small Amount-Bad Or Okay?

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Hello friends!!

i wanted to know that whether indulging (very lil') once in a while is alright for acne prone skin(or someone who has acne..less or more) ??

i'm not too bad at the moment.and i lead a healthy life of late..atleast for a few months i am.

i dont eat out.have home cooked food that has very less oil and spice.

i don't like sweet..so except for some curries(yes,am indian) or vegetable dishes with requires very lil' sugar(about a tbspn for the curry made for a family of 2-3).

i do have white rice for lunch but very less.(and i dont think thats a problem for me *blessed*)

i dont have refined flour and its items like normal biscuits,bread etc,

i do have digestive biscuits.may be about two in two days or so.i prefer having whole grain bread sometimes.((and NO, i dont think i will omit grain,pulses etc completely from my diet.thats not a plausible idea in my household.plus body neads carb in right amount.i eat balanced diet.i eat lots of fruits and water as well.

NOW, CAN I EAT DEEP FRIED OR OILY FOOD(VERY LIL') LIKE A SAMOSA OR 2 PURIS(INDIAN SNACK..THEY AINT AS HUGE IN SIZE AS MOST SNACKS ARE)?ONLY IN ABOUT LIKE ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH?

OR A SWEET(NOT A WHOLE FULL DESSERT DISH)..JUST A SWEET OR LADDOO(THATS LIKE TWO BITES OF A CAKE MAY BE.)???

DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

I HAVE HAD SUCH INDULGENCE ONCE IN A WHILE AND I DONT THINK IT HAS EFFECTED MY SKIN MUCH?

STILL I WOULD LIKE HEAR YOUR EXPERIENCES AND VIEWS?

PLEASE CARE TO REPLY.=)

Luck,

aana

for friends who are not Indian.lol!

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Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Even God rested on the seventh day. Even the most successful people waste a litle time now and then.

It's only human, and it's how we function. We aren't perfect.. but we try out hardest to be. And thats ok!

I say yes and no.

Yes - as in if your are going to do it, then plan ahead and stick with that plan. Make a day that you will fully induldge yourself with the finer (and perhaps greasier) pleasures of life, and see to it. Just make sure that on the 23rd hour and 59th minute of that day, your planning to go back to your old schedule.

Because if you don't.. you'll most likely let yourself get away with eating more greasy foods, even though internally your saying you wont.

In a nutshell: Yes, go ahead, relax for a day and feel free. Just make sure it's only 1 or 2 days out of your 7 day week and you allow no exceptions.

Wishing you luck - The king of acne.

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Do what works for you.

Personally, I consider refined sugar, gluten, or dairy poison for my body so I can never indulge in them, but I do occasionally (maybe once a month or even less often) eat other foods that are not part of my diet plan. Like tonight, for example: I went on a date and had beef and potatoes cooked in vegetable oil and refined salt - things I don't eat normally eat. It's all good, no big deal.

aanabill, I like that you seem focused on being healthy and eating properly. Good for you and keep it up! Go ahead and indulge once in a while - life is for living.

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I indulge all the time I just mostly eat very well. And it's never all or nothing. Little in life is. You just have to weigh the consequences of what you choose to do. If you are really intolerant to something you should avoid it. But otherwise, don't worry so much.


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Even God rested on the seventh day. Even the most successful people waste a litle time now and then.

It's only human, and it's how we function. We aren't perfect.. but we try out hardest to be. And thats ok!

I say yes and no.

Yes - as in if your are going to do it, then plan ahead and stick with that plan. Make a day that you will fully induldge yourself with the finer (and perhaps greasier) pleasures of life, and see to it. Just make sure that on the 23rd hour and 59th minute of that day, your planning to go back to your old schedule.

Because if you don't.. you'll most likely let yourself get away with eating more greasy foods, even though internally your saying you wont.

In a nutshell: Yes, go ahead, relax for a day and feel free. Just make sure it's only 1 or 2 days out of your 7 day week and you allow no exceptions.

Wishing you luck - The king of acne.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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how bad is/was your acne?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Mine is pretty bad on body. Sucks so much that I have to deal with this... I am also of indian descent btw.

When you developed those cysts, do you remember what you were eating on a daily basis, and also what your stress levels were like?

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Just don't think about it and you'll be fine. I'm not even kidding.

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Mine is pretty bad on body. Sucks so much that I have to deal with this... I am also of indian descent btw.

When you developed those cysts, do you remember what you were eating on a daily basis, and also what your stress levels were like?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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I only started occasionally indulging after about 6 months of eating really clean, and clearing up completely.

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