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My Mini Saga: How I eliminated 95% of my acne

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I love sweets, but hate the calories that come with them. For this very reason, I jumped on the artificial sweetener bandwagon and never looked back. Little did I know, though, that I was in the process of wreaking some major havoc on my face. Recently, as I've begun to take stock of my diet, I realized just how much of this stuff I was actually using, specifically Splenda. I decided to do a test.

First, before I took out my precious cal-free sugar, I tried what many say helps to reduce acne. I eliminated dairy. But shamefully, I could last no more than a day; I love dairy. Besides, I didn't feel any difference in my skin. (All right, I know that's just a cop out, since I didn't stop for more than a day, but I did I tell you how much I love dairy?) Anyway, on to the important bit. Next, I stopped the artificial sweeteners. Overnight, I felt a difference. It was amazing! I have been, for years now, washing my face religiously, once in the morning and once in the evening, and taking prescribed acne medication, and yet I had never seen the results that I'm seeing now. I have been fake sugar free for two weeks now, and although my acne isn’t 100% gone, I am happy to report that the big, painful, red bumps that dotted my forehead and cheeks are a thing of the past!

Now, I don’t know if all no-cal sweeteners are created equal; Splenda was the one I used most often. I also ate foods that used it as a sweetener. Maybe other brands don’t have the same damaging results, but I have read that many, if not all, artificial sweeteners can contribute to acne. I hope this is helpful to some of you. Lots of luck in your battles against acne!

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Man, I wish I had known this before. I could have saved my money, by not spending it on toxic Splenda, and more importantly, my face!

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Man, I wish I had known this before. I could have saved my money, by not spending it on toxic Splenda, and more importantly, my face!

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