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Diet and acne

The fall that I was 13, was when I started suffering with acne. It was embarrassing and awkward as acne always is. I never had it to a severe degree but I always had some blemishes and sometimes it was much worse than others. Acne is an annoyance and can be very difficult to get rid of. I found back then that even if my skin would appear to clearing up, two days later it would be worse than before. I tried eating less sugar, drinking more water and not using makeup that would make it worse, washing my face and using creams and exfoliating and using oil free lotions. They all helped but they would only clear an existing break out. I wanted to change my skin so that I wouldn't get the breakout in the first place. Well by the time I was 16, I had given up trying because nothing had seemed to really prevent blemishes.
That year I became very motivated to get my skin cleared up. I read an article about skin health and decided this time it had to work. I began changing my diet, slowly at first. I cut out eating too many desserts. It helped a great deal so I decided to cut everything sugary out of my diet. I cut out sweets, I ate a lot less carbs. I substituted all that for healthy meals and snacks. I had a lot of salad, drank a lot of water, ate more variety, tried not to eat as much starch. Even when it was so tempting to have a bowl of ice cream before bed and curl up in front of the TV, I would, instead of ice cream, have an orange. Instead of watching tv I did crunches, or other workouts. I cut out soda from my diet completely. I ate less dairy. In one school year, my face cleared up completely, I never got a blemish except during very stressful school weeks (there was rarely one stressful enough) I had never been in better shape or had clearer skin. Taking out sugar, no matter how hard it was, if you want to clear up your acne, just commit. Keep picturing the skin you could have and go for it. When you want something sweet have a yogurt smoothie. If you crave a midnight snack, don't have cookies and milk, drink water and have something like a carrot or two. A bag of sugar snap peas is a wonderful snack as well. Cucumber and almonds instead of cheese and crackers.
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