Acne and Acne Roscea May Be Caused by Poor Diet?
by Angela Sheppe
(Jacksonville, FL, USA)
In my teens years and early 20's, I had acne and very oily skin. In my 30's and 40's, I'm now dealing with acne roscea. People ask me if I've been out in the sun because it looks like I have a sunburn. I answer, "No. I haven't." I've been using prescription medicines such as Noritate from the Dermatologists.
I need to know what foods are triggering my roscea flare-ups. I'm convinced that it much be something in my diet. I love my hot coffee in the morning. I drink two cups. I love hot spicy food such as hot wings and cajun food. I also love horseradish sauce. I'm a big fan of dairy products such as yogurt and lots of cheese. I try not to eat too much tomatoes, but I do love spaghetti and eat it on occasion and I will put a slice tomato on a sandwich on occasion and put grape tomatoes in a salad. I use Splenda in my coffee and oatmeal. I try and cut back on sugar and eat sugar free projects such as ice cream and cookies made with Splenda. I'm a big chocolate fan and I love milk chocolate candy bars, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. The only way I'll eat dark chocolate is if it's mixed with peppermint such as the York peppermint patties. I also love shell fish such as shrimp, scallops and crab legs. I rarely add salt to my food, because most of the food I eat seem to have enough salt in it. As far as oily foods go, I do love mayonnaise and margarine. (I try to buy the lite mayo and the Smart Balance lite margarine.) As far as milk goes, I buy the 1% low fat milk. One bad thing is that I really don't like raw vegetables. I prefer cooked vegetables. I've gotten so tired of salads lately because my husband wants me to fix a big chef salad almost every week.
For skin care and cosmetics, I use the Sheer Cover products. Sheer Cover makeup really hides the redness on my face. I'll have to look into the shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste and other products that I use.