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01 December 2010 @ 06:53 pm
Is bad skin a normal side effect of detoxing?  
I'm new to this community (decided to search for one a few minutes ago!) so I hope it's okay me posting.  I've read all the rules so I'm just going to jump straight in!

I'm 18 years old and have been ill since I was seven with a mysterious illness that I only found out a few years ago to be Candida.
I went on the really strict diet from January 2007/2008 (my memory is awful so can't remember exactly when I found out) and got loads better, lost weight etc. but that summer we went on holiday and got a bit complacent as I was used to feeling good by then so I had a few ice creams etc. so I very slowly got worse again, thought the diet hadn't been working, and continued eating a bit of sugar etc. here and there... spiralled into depression (cliche phraseology but ah.. can't think of other way to say it right now) and went on sugar/wheat binges to make myself ill so I wouldn't have to go to school.

It kept getting worse and worse and although I had a few months here and there of being strict I kept falling by the wayside again..
But a few months ago I decided to be really strict again with the Candida diet, stopped eating most meat (which is stupid considering all the restrictions of the diet already but I still eat beef and a few other things - it's mostly chicken I can't stand) and also went on the "Eat For Your Blood Type" diet, recommended to me by a doctor/therapist person.  I've been eating mostly vegetables, salad (usually spinach and goats cheese), roast vegetables most nights sometimes with bolognese.. that kind of thing.

Sorry for the long preamble but I thought it would be helpful to have a bit of background - might help with answering my question and if I have others in the future I can link here (or if I want to help someone else they can know my history).

So!  My question is, is bad skin a normal side effect of detoxing?
I've always had really clear skin but since being on these strict diets the last few months I've had loads of spots and although my skin has always been dry, it's got even worse.

Not sure how to round this off now so I'll just say I'm really excited about this community!
Much love to everyone on here :)
Thank you!
(Hope I haven't rambled too much)
dodging_fatedodging_fate on December 1st, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
it can be for me. I wash with tea tree oil soap all the time (kills topical fungal issues) and take activated charcoal pills while detoxing and it helps a lot, so does exercising as the sweating seems to help the toxins get out faster/easier. Due to physical issues, I do yoga primarily, and it works pretty well.


good luck!!!!! Don't forget your non-starchy veg and SOME whole carbs (like brown rice, beans or fresh fruit) with your meals!!!!!
cordeliasmarz: dumblescordeliasmarz on December 1st, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you so much :D

I love the smell of tea tree and used to use a tea tree night moisturiser but left it at someone's house and haven't used it since. I'll definitely get some face wash then - all the ones I use make my skin too dry.

Another motive to force myself to exercise - good-oh!

Thanks again - great advice :)