Skin care question?
Posted by meg97 at 10/23/2009
I have a question regarding my skin. I've been a vegan for about 5 months now. Almost the entire time my face has been broken out with acne. I've always had a problem with acne, but never to this extent! I thought that eliminating dairy would have a positive effect on my skin, but it seems to have made it worse!
Has anyone else had a similar problem? Any suggestions of what I could add or eliminate from my diet? Without compromising my veganism of course!
Think minerals, not vitamins.
Give away pills, supplements and junk foods, and OF COURSE tobacco and alcohol (is there such a thing as vegans who use them?). I once met a guy who reckoned he ate a healthy diet, which seemed to me to consist of alcohol coupled with a handful of vitamin tablets.
Andrew Karpinski01/09/2010 05:32:23
you can use coconut oil with rose hips oil on your skin (manuka honey is good as well). It should work for you fine, in long term of course.
Second thing is that your acne may be a direct effect of detoxification so make sure that your diet is correct and you drink lots of water and green tea.
"If you want to be healthy and live long and happy life meat should be on your plate at least two times a week."
Your site is a warped, cruel disgrace!
1. Drink lots of water.
2. Eat lots of fruits, veggies, and high fiber foods.
3. Keep your fingers off of your pores and pimples. If you pop, you'll further spread bacteria into your open, oozing pores, making you break out faster and also causing deep, pock-like scarring all over your body! Eek!
4. Find out what type of skin you have - take a quiz online, just do a quick internet search for skin types. Examples would be dry skin, oily skin, mixed skin.
5. Use a hygiene technique reccomended for your skin type. You might need to moisturize more - in fact, people with oily skin NEED to moisturize. You might want to give yourself exfoliating face masks - I use one made out of Dead Sea minerals, it's really great, my skin is softer than ever before and it helped get rid of pimples that were hanging around from when I stopped breast feeding my daughter (hormones! sigh!).
Your hormones and any weight gain and weight loss, as well as your diet and stress levels, will impact your acne. Sometimes, it's also genetic - some people are just a little more pimply than others. But hormones and stress are especially crucial, and if you're constantly touching your face and using irritating creams and picking and popping away, you'll destroy your skin. Give it a break and wait. Maybe invest in some concealer, use a good skin routine, drink lots of water and just wait it out. Some creams will dry out and zap pills in the short term, but long-term wise, they'll keep coming back - nothing works quite like good lifelong skin care habits.
Hope it is helpful!
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