Monday, February 25, 2019

Acne Update

Hello darlings. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Just wanted to give a quick update on my acne. Since I returned from Disney about 4 months ago, my skin has been absolutely horrendous. Like bad. Cystic pimples everywhere and whiteheads for days. I am back to square one and it’s extremely depressing. I almost went an entire year with my face being perfect. Even in the summer which is my most difficult time…my skin was perfect. 

Here are a few mistakes that I made:

  1. I started playing around with products again. I admit it. This is totally my fault. I was good for about 2 years with sticking to my regular makeup routine. In my quest for cruelty free and vegan makeup…I messed up and my face didn’t like the changes…
  2. My nutritionist recommended I take basic b complex vitamins and dietary changes. This is my second time trying to add b complex to my routine and my skin hates it. I think biotin doesn’t agree with me. Since I am a vegetarian, my nutritionist thinks it’s very important but I am trying to incorporate it by other ways. This just doesn’t work for me.    
  3. My diet is very sugar, dairy, and carb heavy. All things that are no-nos.

I have been going back and forth on whether I want to go vegan. I’m thinking even part-time vegan is better than my current diet. I saw my dermatologist over the weekend and he recommended I remove dairy and gluten for my diet for two weeks and see if I notice a different. I am also back on oral meds. This is pretty much the last resort before I go on Accutane. I really don’t want to go down that road but I am sick of acne. It has been over two years for me and I don’t wish it on anyone. It’s frustrating, depressing, and embarrassing. I feel like it has taken over my life. 

Today is day one. I’ll circle back in two weeks and let you know how it’s going. 


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