Oh my goddddd WHYYYYY.
That’s what I thought the other day when I saw my face. Another huge breakout. Why?! These past couple of weeks I have been so diligent!
And then I remembered: the other night… all the fun – all the food! And how I accidentally ate dairy (dun dun dunnnn). In my defense, the restaurant I went to with my sister was new territory for me, so I wasn’t familiar with the menu. I should have said something to the waitress about my dairy sensitivity, but I didn’t. Amateur move.
The next morning (I kid you not) I wake up with huge welt-like blemishes on my face. A lot of people, when they eat something they are sensitive or allergic to, experience gastrointestinal problems. I get a little of that, but most of the consequence for me is inflammation, and acne.
Knowing I had this post coming up, I felt so let down. I wanted to be at a better place by now – (hello – it’s called the #betterskin challenge!) but it looked like that wasn’t in the cards for me.
So I had to give myself a little peptalk. Like what’s up girl, this is not the time to get discouraged! I have formed some really awesome habits, and I know if I hang in there I am going to get the results I’m working for.
So here’s the deal – I was going to do this challenge for 4 weeks – but I really think it deserves one more week. The groundwork is there, I just need a little more time for the inflammation to come down and for these blemishes to heal.
That being said, I won’t be doing adding anything else to my routine – I feel at this point it is pretty well rounded, and I’m happy with the habits I established! Especially the one last week of upping the fat. My skin is more supple and moisturized than it’s ever been this especially dry time of year!
I hope you guys will join me next week for the final update!