For years I never knew that my acne could have anything to do with my diet. I had acne on my face but I did not feel sick or unhealthy. So I pretty much assumed it was just a skin problem. One that would heal when ointments or medicated creams were applied to it. However, none of these medicated creams and ointments could heal my acne and give me clear skin. Even if someone had told me at that time that diet and acne are connected, I would have had no idea where to start.
I stumbled upon using vitamin C for acne quite by accident. A while back I was taking vitamin C supplements for a cold which was due to an allergy. While the cold stayed put, I noticed that my acne was healing faster and my skin was looking better. The skin tone was even and my skin looked clearer. I had not been doing anything else different, so I was pretty certain it was the vitamin C. Pretty intrigued, I took to the internet to do some research.
How many times has someone looked at your acne and told you “Drink a lot of water”? It is as if somehow water is the one thing you have completely overlooked in your quest for clear skin.
I’ve had my fair share, well make that a big share, of people, tell me this, including the last dermatologist I saw. Besides being annoying, I knew it was not true as I have always been a big water drinker. I drink up to 9-10 glasses of water a day and always have. In spite of that I still developed and had acne through my teens, twenties and my thirties.
How much money do you need to spend to get clear, acne free skin? We are constantly bombarded with skin care ads that tell us about how their product will transform our skin within a week. So you give in to temptation and buy it. You walk out of the store all excited, thinking you have found the holy grail of all products. You can’t wait to get home to try it out. Religiously the product is applied every night, or whenever suggested. You check your face in the mirror every day to see if there is any improvement. A week later? Crickets!! Your skin is the same as it was a week back. A month later this cycle gets repeated. The only thing that changes is your bank balance while the state of your skin remains the same. Or if you are really unlucky, gets worse.