I believed this vegan lifestyle changed my life.
It took a long time for my skin to completely clear, almost a year of being vegan before I actually notice how clear my skin was. I was genuinely counting each day I had clear skin trying to embrace it for the time being because I knew my break out was coming, I thought my clear skin was just seasonal.
As a vegan I began to loose a lot of weight during this time so I went back to eating meat but I did not return to dairy. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in veganism and my goal is to be plant based in the future. But as a college student who couldn’t follow a schedule to make home cooked meals like I wanted I gave in to the pressure and went back to unhealthy fast foods and meat. I gave in but my acne did not come back, and that is when I realized dairy was the source of my acne all this time.
I just new no dairy was the cause of my clear skin, and than I started thinking. The one thing they tell you to do when you search the web on how to get rid of acne is to reduce dairy intake. Not only do doctors recommend that but also something else occurred to me… As a baby I was “allergic” to dairy and could not even drink my mother’s milk.
I as well as my family assumed that the allergy disappeared as I grew but I don’t think it truly did. I mean besides the point that humans should not be drinking another animal’s milk; I was mildly allergic to dairy and that explained so much. It made since and I finally had relief.