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Help! What Causes My Acne?

By 17 september 2019My Journey, Skincare

GIRLS I NEED YOUR HELP.  I know I’m not the only one with this problem so help a girl out. Here’s my story:
Although I love the training lifestyle, something is really bothering me. I’ve talked a bit about this before: acne. It’s something I only had during my puberty like most of us. But a the age of 28, it’s back. My face is looking like a 16-year-old all over again. And first things first: acne or other skin problems are NOTHING to be ashamed for. Most of us have them and it’s FINE. But, with that said, I personally feel very uncomfortable with the amount of acne I have on my face at this moment. And it’s getting WORSE every week.

Of course, it’s a beauty thing, I want my skin to look as clear and flawless as possible. But most and even more important thing is that my skin and body are telling me something is wrong is my skincare/nutrition routine.

I’m dealing with this skin problem for a few months now and to be honest, it’s getting worse and worse with the week. After noticing the change in my skin condition, I immediately started to be more aware of my skincare routine in the gym (if you want to know more about that, click here). But even after taking care of my skin routine, nothing changed. So I knew that is isn’t my skincare routine that causes my acne, it’s probably something in my nutrition. And I must say that for me that makes it more difficult. Because where do you start? So here are some things that may or may not cause my acne as far as I know:

– My dairy intake is very little
– I stopped taking protein-shakes for a week now, can’t see any difference (yet) but I also don’t think this is the problem
– I did NOT change my nutrition
– I did change my skincare routine like 5 weeks ago, but it actually works for my skin (de rest of my skin besides the acne is looking fiiiiiine)
– Hormones? I do have an IUD. But I never experienced skin care problems for the last 5 years.
– Stress? I feel that every symptom nowadays is dismissed as “it’s because of stress” so let’s not go there
– No, I’m not on steroids
– I change my pillow cover every 2 days

So, yeah, to be honest, I have NO clue. Yes, I could go to a doctor but guess what I already did that and they thought it would probably be hormones or stress. But this is the same doctor that Google’s the answer to my questions so there you go. It took me some balls to take photos of my acne the last few weeks but to give you an impression:




FYI: The last photo is a week ago, it’s gotten worse this week

My boyfriend suggested my estrogen level is too high because of my protein intake. But after some research, we noticed this is not a common problem for women and more likely for men (testosterone). It never has been proven that protein causes a (too) high estrogen level and causes acne.

GIRLS I need your help. I need your advice. I know for sure that you can help me with this. What is your experience? How did you get rid of your sudden acne problem? Or are you in the same situation as I am right now? Let me know and please share all your knowledge in the comments below. Of course, I will share the best tips with you guys in a while and what worked/did not work for me. HELP A GIRL OUT!

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