Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:17 AM
I'm not sure about the "expelling toxins" concept...although I know it's often mentioned when people have a flare-up or try something new. Perhaps it was that but I eat pretty "clean" and had been clear for a long time. Were toxins lurking under the surface? Maybe so --- can't be sure about anything when you have ultra-sensitive reactive skin like I have! The thing I do get on occasion is a minor rosacea flare, usually flat red bumps - 1 or 2 at a time...and that's almost impossible to avoid with rosacea and considered being under control for that condition. This was a bit different in that it was more like itchy small red pustules...a reaction in feeling and presentation...and maybe a stronger rosacea reaction. It's been so long since I've had really active rosacea (red skin, itchy small pustules, etc.) but it scares me if I get anything close to that. I'm pretty sure it wasn't acne since they were not large raised bumps...just small flat red dots with a white center. Different than acne...at least for me.
Since avoiding green tea my skin has been calm and back to my normal state. I've reviewed my rosacea diet list and realize once again that I can eat some things on it without a reaction but if I eat too many rosacea causing foods at the same time I get a flareup. I was also eating lots of spinach everyday...no reaction...but then added green tea which probably put me over my personal threshold for that kind of food...which is basically high histamine. I can eat foods with histamine but not too many at the same time.
Truly none of this is the end of the world...just interesting. Mainly my focus is eating an anti-inflammatory high nutrient diet. I blow it sometimes because so many of the inflammatory high histamine foods are mainstays of a "normal" diet and overabundant in our culture.
Edited by cvd, 28 March 2014 - 11:22 AM.
Diagnosis - Cystic acne and papulopustular rosacea
Status - 98% clear
Morning - Panoxyl 10% Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 50 mg (weaning off)
Night - Panoxyl 4% Cleanser, DML Lotion
Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion
Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods. Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, spicy and fermented foods.
Supplements - Opti l-zinc, Citrical + D3, selenium, D
Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection