Following on from my post about hormonal acne here, I’ve decided to make some changes and concentrate on improving my skin in a three-pronged attack. The three elements will be: using Jan Marini products almost exclusively as my skin seems to love them, getting N-Lite at The Private Clinic as my skin responded well to it before, it works in harmony with Jan Marini and so it should work as a good final attack on any stubborn spots and lastly, improve my diet to make it more skin friendly. I’ll also be introducing peels back into my regime to start battle with my post-acne scarring and give my skin a good workout, especially as I no longer manually exfoliate.
So! The skin diet. Whilst I’m not going to be unrealistic and try and completely change all my eating habits as that’s almost a guaranteed fail before I’ve even started, I am going to make a few changes that’ll hopefully help and these will be:
- Find out more about a low GI diet and try and follow it. As I said, I’m not going to go overboard but I am going to try and avoid foods that cause insulin spikes, or at least eat them in moderation. These include refined carbs (like white flour, white bread etc which I’ll replace with brown/wholegrain), sugar (on the hunt for a good sweetener as there’s no way I can give up on “sweet” completely), dairy (this’ll be a tricky one – I’m going to see what I can do but I don’t think I’ll be able to give up milk, butter and cheese…I’m currently researching alternatives but it isn’t looking good) and I’m going to have to give up fizzy drinks which I’m a big fan of, so I’m thinking of seeking out an alternative like a sugar free squash mixed with fizzy water.
- Eat more nuts and fish. I definitely need more ‘good’ oils in my diet such as the Omegas, so I’m hoping to find a way to introduce more nuts into my diet.
- Eat more foods with sustenance. By this I mean, foods that give me slow release energy so again my insulin levels don’t spike.