…as self-obsessed, superficial or shallow it may sound, but there is nothing more frustrating than a red, inflamed pimples/zits, sometimes with gross pus all over your face – my worst enemy ACNE..probably not something you want to start your day with but I have been dealing with for about a year and its getting really frustrating!!! and I am not just talking about one or two occasional visitors here because I would gladly accept those occasional ones everyday.
I have tried everything and by that I mean everything from very shady looking herbal topical creams to high end products (such a waste of money). But nothing worked..well, may there are some things that worked aka antibiotics to certain extend but now I am basically stuck in this viscous cycle & antibiotics dependent.
There are many websites and blogs that talks about the causes of acne and how to prevent etc and I do not know what to believe anymore because there are endless possibilities to why someone gets acne. Also, there are no plausible, solid scientific evidence to prove any of the alleged dietary causes such as chocolate, caffeine, sugar, milk, fried food, etc etc but desperate as I am to have a clear skin one day - I have given up two things that I absolutely love – coffee and chocolate. Have I seen any significant results? Honestly, No. Its purely psychological I think rather than actual result but at least it keeps me sane.
I recently came across few articles but this one about milk & sugar and effect on acne got me thinking to give up refined sugar & milk for a week or two and see how my skin reacts. Additionally, one of my friend posted about the effect of Apple Cider Vinegar on acne that I am very tempted to give it a shot (although I hear that it makes the acne worst in the beginning phase or not work, or works differently on everyone).
Sorry, there are no recipes or pictures of delicious food instead I am here asking for options, advice, support because it is really starting to affect both my mood & confidence!
Feel free to share what you all think.