I was following the paleo diet (no grains, sugar, dairy, or beans and focusing on fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, lean meat, etc.) and it was not only helping my body but also my skin. It looked a lot firmer, healthier, and had more life to it. And no breakouts in sight. A month into my diet, I got sick... very sick. I won't go into the nitty gritty details but I ended up in the hospital needed fluids due to dehydration and also just double checking that it wasn't anything serious. I have never been sick for that long - it took me 2 weeks to feel like myself again!
Anyways, after being so sick I could not handle ANY food (I could barely handle liquid) so I was eating popsicles, gatorade, and that's about it. All sugar and dyes. It was a big shock to my body to go from such clean eating to total junk. Once I could finally eat food again, I had horrible cravings for all things carbs, sugar, and dairy! My skin absolutely reflected it too!! Clogged pores, a few zits, no radiance, fine lines are more noticeable.
It amazes me more and more how much diet and acne are connected! I am looking forward to diving back in to the paleo lifestyle and continuing to see the awesome results that I had previously been enjoying.
I am still using retin a micro .1% 2x per week and no longer have any side effects from it.
My Acne Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz8HfhcCkw0
The Craziest Acne Treatment I Tried: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlhsBCe0Zzs
Every Acne Treatment I Tried: The Good, The Bad, & The Stupid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukQ1w8uo5Nw Retin A Micro Side Effects & Results: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a57vGEtd7W0
If you are curious about my paleo journey, you can check it out here: