One year ago I developed a rash around my chin and mouth--little red dots, general redness and occasional big angry spots. I put this down to a) having had a very stressful summer
b) moving to a bigger city therefore increased pollution
c) being now a fulltime writer and spending a lot of time, chin in my hand thinking, that I was contaminating my skin.
I went on the Candida diet last March (colonic irrigation revealed a lot of fermentation in my intestine). My acupuncture advised to reintroduce certain banned items, saying that after 6months the candida is probably dead. There had been no total improvement of my skin while on the diet--just a lessening of symptoms. I also continously have dark circles under my eyes.
My diet is mainly vegetarian, but I do eat oily fish. I balance out grains and cereals (but avoid wheat); proteins and carbohydrates with a good intake of fresh locally sourced veg. I have one coffee and two teas per day, and 1.5l to 2l of water. Alcohol perhaps once a month.
A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in the scottish highlands, at a music festival--despite drinking and smoking, which I don't normally do, my skin cleared up.
In terms of looking after my body, I'm not sure there's much more I can do, and am utterly tired of looking so unwell. Any advice?