For those of you who have met me, you know I am often
mistaken for being an 18 year old when in actuality I'm 27.
I'm currently teaching after-school cooking classes in Brooklyn
to middle school kids and I was mistaken for one of the students
by an employee. I almost got in trouble for being in the hallway!
All I can say is that the organic food and vegetables must be
...and I use Oil of Olay (with SPF) everyday although I am
searching for a more natural product that I will like.
Around the age of 18 I started developing a mild case of adult
acne. It actually wasn't too bad, but I noticed it because my
face had always been very clear. I was stumped as to why this
I solved the problem, and I thought it would be great to share
my discovery with you. Not only to show how food does affect
our skin, but also because maybe it will work for you too!
Around the same time I developed the acne I was also
becoming a social coffee drinker. It took me awhile to put two
and two together, but I eventually experimented with eliminating
the coffee. Guess what! The pimples went away.
Hmmm... So what could it have been? I then figured out that
my skin would break out if I had soda, chocolate, or tea. The
common factor was caffeine. In fact, I was so sensitive that
even decaf caused me to have blemishes. (Decaf still contains
a small amount of caffeine leftover from the process.) I also
later discovered that alcohol would have the same effect.
I'm not a dermatologist, and many of them will tell you that what
you eat does not affect whether you have acne or not, but I will
tell you from first hand experience that it does. What seemed to
be happening was that caffeine or alcohol would stimulate oil
production in my skin (probably because of increased hormone
levels). The oil was probably being produced at a faster rate than
my skin was able to naturally slough off dead skin cells, therefore
my pores would get clogged.
This is my non-technical version of what I think must've been
My Skin Is CLEAR!
I've eliminated all forms of caffeine and alcohol and my skin is
clear. Of course I get the occasional zit, but not often. I also
find that I need to wash my face with a washcloth or exfoliater in
the evening and that will keep the occasional pimple to a minimum.
If you need help eliminating caffeine and developing a healthier
diet, call me for an initial consultation. You will also receive life
coaching along with your nutritional counseling...because it all
goes together. It's never just about food! 917-689-6530
Holistic Nutrition Counselor