(This is a continuation of my antibiotics for acne story here)
So – the big question on your mind is, does sugar cause acne?
In regards to my food in the past, I wasn’t terrible, but I wasn’t an angel, either. After all of the books I had read, I really started to wonder, does sugar cause acne? Is what I’m eating causing my acne?
In my diet, there was a lot of artificial sugars, a lot of meat, fried foods, processed food, and gluten.
I’d have a bagel and cream cheese when I got up, a turkey and cheese sandwich or a burger for lunch, and pizza for dinner.
Ok, so reading that list over – maybe I was pretty terrible!
After the “date from hell” with the dermatologist, I picked up a few amazing books- Kris Carr’s crazy sexy diet being one of them, and I started to learn…a lot.
And somehow- just somehow- I realized that it was my food that was the key to healing my acne naturally.
So, because I was on my last rope and just so exhausted by talking to people and doctors who really didn’t care about helping me, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I changed my diet slowly at first, starting with my breakfast, keeping that simple for a while, then slowly changing my lunch, keeping both habits in check, then finished with my dinner.
Now at the time, I was incredibly busy with work so I wasn’t really paying attention to the day to day developments. But what I saw after 30 days was truly, incredible:
I had absolutely no NEW breakouts (you know that feeling, when you wake up and feel for new cystic acne breakouts and they’re there and you just want to cry?) yeah- those. And I had had NONE in 30 days.
Also, a lot of my current ones had simply “gone down”. As in, just slowly started to fizzle away.
So I obviously kept this going, and wouldn’t you know- I haven’t had a break-out since.
In 4 years. 4. Years. Acne-Free.
So, the answers to my questions- does sugar cause acne? Is what I’m eating causing my acne?- became crystal clear.
Yes. Everything I eat, everything I put in my body, everything was deeply affecting my acne, on a very cellular level, every day.
Clearing my acne completely changed how I saw myself, walked, talked, and approached everything.
Also, on a related note, I have very fair skin and almost everyone in my family has had skin cancer. I’ve become quite the sunscreen addict it definitely shows.
Even as I get older my skin is luminous and bright… I feel so powerful and confident in it, even when I have no make up on!
So that is why I’m here.
I want to help you take control, feel beautiful and endlessly confident in your own skin again. I want to help you feel free from the worry and anxiety we can all feel when we have a terrible ugly, zit.
I think a person’s skin is a timeless marker for beauty, I think that with beautiful skin you can truly glow at any age and I want to get you started.