It’s been a little over a week since I decided to over haul my entire diet and beauty regime. Starting Tuesday, May 29, I have not had dairy, sugar, grains, beans and legumes, and alcohol, following the recommendations from The Paleo Cure, by Chris Kresser. I’ve also switched facial wash, shampoo, body wash, facial moisturizer, and sunscreen.
As I stated in my previous post, I visited my dermatologist on Thursday, May 31, and he prescribed a low dose antibiotic, doxycycline hyclate. Which I hate taking, but agreed in order to try to get my face cleared up. My MD, said I had to take it for a month or even six weeks. SIX WEEKS! Not having it.
By Friday, June 1, my skin was looking a lot better and the antibiotic couldn’t have started working that fast. So something I’M doing is working.
I wish I had figured out how to take a more detailed picture on the 30th. The picture above really doesn’t do the rash justice.
Here’s my regime.
Morning: Rinse face with cool water, pat dry. Apply topical metronidazole cream. Wait a few minutes for it to absorb and then apply Avene Cicalfate Restorative skin cream. If going outside I apply Babo Botanicals super shield sport stick SPF 50.
After Breakfast, I brush my teeth with Jason toothpaste. A few blogs mentioned fluoride could aggravate the PD.
I wash my hair with Nizoral (only twice a week) and California Baby Eczema Shampoo and Bodywash. I turn the shower temp. down as low as I can take it.
Evening: I wash my face with Cetaphil gental skin cleanser and brush my teeth with Jason toothpaste.
I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and after 30 days I’ll start to reintroduce foods and then products, one at a time till I find what maybe the cause.
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Also, I’ve added a 1 tsp. of cod liver oil to my daily routine. Which I wash down with an entire can of La Croix. And a cup of bone broth. I like to mix V-8 juice with the broth. Taste delicious and makes a good snack.
Six weeks! Pulease.