Ever think about how your food affects your hair, skin, and overall well being?
I never used to. Then my oldest was discovered to have a severe dairy sensitivity, so we transitioned to dairy free eating.
It was extremely hard. Dairy was probably the most consumed product of my childhood. However, after a time, I noticed some things had changed.
My acne was significantly better. I'd had acne since about 13 years old (I was 25/26 when we went dairy free), and I'd tried everything dermatology had to offer. Oral and topical antibiotics, gels, creams, birth controls, cleansers, retinols, everything save Accutane-- which my mom adamantly refused due to the side effects (thank you, mom). They helped to a degree, but I still had acne, and the side effects were often unpleasant.
I remember using Retin-A and my face feeling like it was on fire after I sweat during volleyball practice. It'd be flaming red and hurt so bad I could barely breathe, but my acne was the best it had ever been, so I sucked it up.
Once I cut dairy, I haven't had issues with acne--unless I consume dairy. I can get by with a little ice cream here or there, or add butter to my baked goods, but I can't eat a bowl of fettuccine alfredo unless I want to deal with acne and constipation afterward--which was the other thing that I realized changed. I never had chronic constipation, but I did have issues. Since cutting dairy, I'm regular as can be.
Have you noticed any foods that affect your skin and/or body?
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