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Dairy Free - Week 3 Update (Progress?!)

I almost don't dare write this but things are looking up. After a weird breakout of nodules on my chin last week, it has all cleared up. My left cheek has stayed pretty clear, and my right cheek is a lot better. I am still getting tiny pimples on my rights cheek (I may be cursed with these for the rest of my life) but they don't bother me so much because they are not deep, under-the-skin ones. They disappear in a couple of days with the differin. The scarring is annoying because it looks like ac

Ellie1

Ellie1

06/08/12

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06/10/12

 

Dairy Free - Week 2 Update (The Misery Files)

Urgh. So, I am getting a bit despondent with my diet. I had hoped it would have had more impact than it has. There is some good news - I haven't had any deep, under-the-skin spots on my cheeks for a week. But I do have constant, small pimples on my cheeks. These heal a lot faster than the deep ones so I shouldn't complain, but I'm sick of them. I also woke up yesterday with a small cyst on my chin. This almost never happens, so I wonder if it is this new make-up I have been trying. Clinique

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/29/12

 

Dairy Free - Week 1 Update

So I have cut out dairy for one week now. Though I'm not expecting miracles straight away, I thought it would be good to give week-by-week updates. I have also cut down my sugar consumption over the last few weeks. My left cheek looks great, no new acne for several days and the scars are fading. Sadly, my right cheek has gone apesh*t crazy again and I have several purple, sore, under-the-skin lurker type spots which are driving me insane. It's weird because I think I have defeated an outbre

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/23/12

 

"miss, Why Is Your Face All Red?"

The joy of working with small children is that they speak their minds. The downside is that sometimes they will comment on your acne. In front of everyone... My cheeks have broken out again. So annoyed. I don't know what kind of spots they are, they're these small hard red pimples that eventually turn to whiteheads after a few days. They leave really bad red marks, especially as I am so pale. I fell off the wagon last week and had some chocolate and a flapjack. I am still trying to cut out

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/19/12

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05/22/12

 

Plan B

I have been all cheery and positive about my skin over the last few days because I really thought it was clearing up. My cheek pimples had dried up and I was just left with the red marks. But pride comes before a fall, and over the course of 24 hours I now have 4 new spots on my cheeks and at least one lurking beneath the surface. I can't identify what has brought this on. It has now been 3 weeks exactly since I've cut out refined sugars and I have been really consistent with that, but obviousl

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/15/12

 

The Dairy Queen

Had a bad day yesterday, food-wise. I managed to avoid the cheesecake I'd made for my relatives, but gave way and had some cream with my fruit. Also had two cups of tea with milk and some cheese in my lunch. It was like a dairy festival. By the evening I had three new lumps - nothing dramatic, they were not even like fully-formed pimples and I've blitzed them with Differin already - but still. Although there's always a chance that something else caused them, I feel that dairy is the likely culpr

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/10/12

 

Attack Of The Cyst

So the good news is that I had no new acne when I woke up this morning - yay! In fact, a lot of my right cheek has dried up and the inflammation is down. I did a salt soak last night and this morning, which I think has really helped to heal the existing spots up. Though the salt does make me quite itchy, so maybe I need to take it easy with that. I'm going to give my face a break from the DIfferin this morning as well - I usually put it on twice a day, but it does make my cheeks very red. T

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/08/12

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05/11/12

 

Sugar-Free And Going Strong

I managed to avoid eating any biscuits yesterday night, even though they were lying temptingly on the sideboard. No new acne when I woke up this morning - hurrah! - but on the downside I picked at my left cheek yesterday, so woke up to a huge inflamed lump. Not a pretty sight. I also remembered to do a sea-salt mask this morning, which I should do more often - it doesn't prevent spots coming, but seem to help dry everything up and take the inflammation down. I am currently on two cups of gr

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/07/12

 

So Frustrated...

Ok so for the last week I have gone cold turkey with refined sugars, so no biscuits, cakes, chocolate... I have also drastically cut down on dairy, so no more glasses of milk or cheese and crackers. Basically I can't take these spots anymore, I am 24 and want to finally enjoy clear skin without medication. I am still using Differin cream (0.1%), but have been using this regularly for nearly a year with no dramatic results. I do find that it helps to heal the spots quite quickly though, even if i

Ellie1

Ellie1

05/06/12

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