My skin has been freaking out on me since the moment I got pregnant with Jack over 2 years ago. When I tell people this they often think I’m exaggerating, as my skin is the single physical feature I get complimented on regularly. But let me tell you, I’m telling the truth!
I finally got around to going to the dermatologist and in addition to prescribing me an antibiotic cream to use on my back and parts of my face, she also recommended some dietary changes: no flour, no refined sugar, no dairy. To be fair I did prompt her by asking, “What non-medicinal things can I be doing to improve my acne and eczema.” And apparently, flour, sugar and dairy are basically the enemies of good skin. Which is a bummer, because they are the tastiest part of eating.
Anyway, I’ve decided to take her advice and give it a try to see if it helps. While I love, love, love a good cheese plate and have a huge sweet tooth, I also really am not a fan of having breakouts all over my back and parts of my face, nor do I appreciate feeling itchy all the time. Hopefully I’ll discover some new recipes and favorite takeout places (I anticipate a lot more sushi in my life, haha) and I’ll keep you posted on this journey—most importantly whether it makes a difference or not!
Have you ever had to/decided to change what you eat to improve an ailment?