My previous post was concerning my horrid skin. Seriously, we all talk about flakiness, oily areas and the like, but my skin is truly terrible. I've always had a extreme amount of shine within 25 minutes of applying make-up. No brand, or skincare regime has really helped. Despite the shine, I have dry patches of dermatitis around my eyes, nose and forehead. To add insult to injury, at the age of 30, I also developed Rosacea. Trust me, it's no fun :( I always feel/look irritated.
In my last post, I was going to make some changes, mostly by increasing intake of water, adding in organics and the like. So....*drumroll*.......sadly, I saw no difference in 30 days or even 60 days. It seems my body and skin hates me. On a serious note, I have some autoimmune dysfunction and I believe that is a great deal of my problem. After a trip to a rheumy last month (long overdue), I got some much needed diagnoses and it was recommended that I go gluten-free. My Hashimotos, SI Joint inflammation and skin issues should all respond or so said my Doc. I left the office more than willing to try. DD has asthma, so I had been mindful of the ill effects of gluten and had been praying about making a big change.
So, we are 30 days in and I am seeing results. It is amazing. My pain level is down, the redness in my face is better and my Keratosis Pilaris is looking better. I am quite shocked. I use Johnson's baby shampoo on my face (what my derm recommended) and use coconut oil nightly for moisturizer. Honestly, that's it. I haven't put any steroidal creams on my face in over a week. Now, I hate to jump on the miracle diet train, and am skeptical, but I haven't had such real results before. Just sayin'
Will attempt to update again soon.