You think you have your skin figured out. You’ve got your routine. You know the cleanser that works. You know how often (and how hard) to scrub. You’ve got your favorite moisturizer.
And then it happens.
Seemingly out of the blue. Greasiness. Acne. Dry flakiness. Red, inflamed flare-ups. Itchy patches.
This happened to me (yes, to me! ugh!) a few weeks ago.
It’s such a knock to your confidence when your skin misbehaves, isn’t it?
I didn’t even want to leave the house.
And I started beating myself up inside – how can I pretend to know about natural beauty when my own skin does this?! And then: Why did this happen? What did I change??
Lightbulb moment: I made the connection.
On a recent trip I’d been eating very differently than usual – I’d eaten a ton of dairy. Yogurt with breakfast. Coffee and milk. And glorious, melty cheese with lunch and dinner.
Could this be the cause? Could dairy be the cause of my (and your) skin problems?