I’ve read numerous times that dairy is really bad for your skin, and while I’m not religious I decided lent was the perfect time to give it up. My roommate is going vegan so I thought it would be a fun thing to do lent together, and also a perfect time frame to set myself a goal.
It starts tomorrow so over the last weekend I sorted through my cupboards and found all the food I needed to eat up! This included oreos, creamy soup, cakes, cookies and RICE CAKES (yes I did not expect this). Being british, I also love tea, with milk, and I am currently trying alternative milk for this. Yesterday I attempted cashew milk, not the best but not the worst I have tried (coconut milk up to now being the worst). I went shopping yesterday and picked up some rice milk, and almond milk to also try. I plan to make a post on all the different alternatives with pros and cons! Most of all, I am going to miss eating cheese and going out for meals is going to be very difficult. But I’m really willing to give it a go if there is a possibility it could help my skin.
So why dairy. I’ve read numerous articles previously about people cutting out dairy and it leading to a drastic improvement in their skin. There isn’t any direct proof that dairy causes acne, but there are a lot of theories about how it can be bad for acne. According to many sources dairy is pro-inflammatory, which many of you know by now, that inflammation is bad for acne.
I hope to post my first VLOG tomorrow (how exciting)! This will be about the beginning of my journey of no dairy, probably covering some similar points I have mentioned here and more. I really hope to do weekly VLOGs about what I have been eating and the changes in my skin. Please subscribe now so you will see the video when I post it, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjPewck10xYZE5RNFqLWGKA. I need 100 subscribers so I can get my own unique URL so please help me reach that!
I really hope that me putting in the effort to do this can eventually help other people in possibly making diet changes to help their skin (or not if it doesn’t work!).
Oh and now I’ve posted this, it means I can’t back out, so good luck to me!
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Hey everyone! I’m Abbie, 19 from
Hull and I’m currently at Leeds University studying Neuroscience. I decided recently to start a website all about skincare, after suffering with acne for many years and also having a little interest in web design I thought this would be a good idea.
I have tried several different antibiotics, creams and pills in order to improve my skin. Unfortunately for me none of these really worked – I have literally tried everything, including rediculous things that had no intention of working! I am currently on roaccutane/isotetinoin, one of the strongest medications for acne sufferers, which means I can’t drink either! And this treatment has suddenly caused me to go from having oily skin to extremely dry skin. So currently my lips are extremely cracked, my eyes and all of my skin is dry as well as being very dehydrated.
I really want to take this opportunity to tell everyone about the different products and techniques out there not only for blemish prone skin but all skin types – including for dry skin which I am now experiencing! There are many aspects that can effect the quality of your skin such as certain products, medications, general skincare techniques and even your diet. I just want to share the knowledge I have gathered over time with everyone else, and also have fun blogging and designing.