I’ve always thought it so strange that experts in dermatology kept saying that diet has nothing to do with the way our skin looks or that there are no connections between diet and acne. Yet, based on a personal experience, I know that what I eat affects my skin. In fact, what I used to eat contributed to my acne because as soon as I cleaned my diet up, my acne also stopped popping up. So surely it behooves us to understand how to eat right in order to keep acne at bay.
Some of you may recall that I used to write a fair bit about acne here. Since resolving my acne issues, I don’t write much on that topic anymore but I realized that there are many who come to this blog looking for such information. In fact, I’m most amused that a popular search string that turns up frequently on my blog stats is “viva woman pimples”. LOL. Anyway, I recently read up some interesting info on acne issues in a Chinese book and thought I’ll share them here.
For the past three to four years, I’ve been eating mostly brown rice especially during dinnertime. Because of the increased fiber content that encourages my digestive system to function better, I find that it helped contribute to clearer skin especially during the period when I had a bad acne flare-up. And despite the somewhat bland taste, I continued eating brown rice because it contains amino acids which are very useful in helping rebuild skin tissues.
I have combination skin like many others, and because my skin can get dry and oily in different parts of my face and at different timings, acne is something that comes and goes too. While I still have the occasional pimples, I’d have to say my skin now is a great improvement from just half a year ago and when I do get acne and pimples, they recover and heal faster than before. So what exactly did I do to make the positive change? Well, I just made two changes: switching to a less acidic diet and opting for organic skincare.