When it comes to health conditions that can hold your attention hostage, acne is a diabolical expert. It practically has an MBA in making you feel bad and question yourself. Not only is it frustrating, painful, and persistent, but it’s a problem that literally stares you in the face, not to mention it's hard to hide, and it can be difficult to heal. Which is why I tell my clients this: Acne did not happen overnight, so, unfortunately, it'll take more than one night to clear it up.
Then, once you arrive at the conclusion that slathering on chemical-saturated treatments just isn't for you, it's time to confront your diet. And here's the thing: When you’re trying to heal your skin, it’s easy to become seriously obsessed with your diet, asking yourself, Should I cut out meat? What about gluten? Am I supposed to move to a remote island and become a raw foodist? Am I eating too much? Too little? Should I be taking this supplement? Or should I only be sucking down spirulina smoothies?
See what I mean? It can get overwhelming, fast. But hold your horses for a hot second, because obsessing over your diet like that will only lead to you becoming more unhappy and ineffective. There's a balance between letting yourself be and staying in action to get the results you want. And that balance does not include self-deprecation or self-sacrifice.
Instead, try integrating these six steps into your daily routine. It's about cutting out the confusion and figuring out what works for you, all while leaving ridiculous concepts like "perfect skin" to animated characters who don't actually exist in real life.