Diet and Acne.....I was always told that it was a myth. So, all my life I ate anything that I wanted. I started to read about the diet and acne connection about 2 years ago and tried eating healthy for about 3 weeks. My acne didn't get better so I gave up and started to eat what I wanted again. Food makes me feel better when I'm depressed especially about my skin. It's been like a roller coaster with my acne. I've never been 100% clear but it gets worse then better where I can hide it with make-up.
My skin has been worse than its ever been these past 6 months or so. It's been so depressing to know that at my age I've never really enjoyed life because of my acne.
I want to be in control of this and I refuse to live this way! I started to read more on acne and diet. The more I read the more it makes sense that diet and living a healthy life might be the answer. About 3 weeks ago I started my journey on eating healthy and exercising. My diet consists of no gluten, diary, sugar, preservatives, soy, alcohol, yeast, or fungi. I'm eating more fruits, vegetables, good fats (extra virgin olive oil, avocado, coconut oil, fish oil), chicken, turkey, beef, fish and omega 3 eggs, no pork. I also try to eat low GI foods. If it is a high GI food, I just eat very little of it.
I'm also researching some vitamins/supplements to add to my diet. I'm looking at primrose oil, borage oil, multvitamin for women, and probiotics.
The first and second week of this diet my skin looked like it was healing. BUT, my third week was horrible. I went to my dermatologist and she prescribed for me another antibiotic (doxycycline) and a tretinoin gel called Atralin. I took two of the antibiotic pills and stopped....I really don't want to go down this path again. I've done some research on antibiotics and it isn't something that I want to put my body through. I decided that I would continue with the Atralin gel to help with my existing acne and continue with my diet.
My goal isn't to just heal my acne. I want to eat healthy and be healthy. I want to heal my acne and not mask it. I'm tired of all these drugs that are temporary fixes. The drugs that can give me clear skin BUT can lead to other health problems. I hope that my skin will clear but I don't want another quick fix. I find that it just makes me even more depressed when my skin gets better then worse again.
I hope things will get better for me.