Then a couple days later, I went in an infrared sauna with my friends, and sweated big time…. I rubbed my arm a bit, and tons of dead skin started balling up…. which lead to a chain reaction of rubbing all the dead skin off my body (there was a lot, probably should have dry brushed before going in there, but it wasn’t planned)…. and then I figured… ah well, I’ll do my face too. And my skin actually looked really good afterward, so I might actually start exfoliating once in a while now… not every day.. but like… once a month or something! hah.. just to prevent those brown patches
Diet has a lot to do with acne. Acne is an inflammatory reaction to a reaction in your diet(from your gut). My naturopathic dietician told me to avoid gluten (wheat protein – look on the labels of your food you eat to avoid it– turns out I was gluten-sensitive), and sugar(use natural sugars in fruit, maple syrup, honey). When I followed this advice strictly, my acne/rosacea cleared up in a few weeks. I’ve also heard from the book Wheat Belly countries that have diets without wheat, low/no sugar and low/ no dairy do not have acne in their countries. Eat less processed foods, more vegetables, some fruit and some meat. You should also see a naturopath to ascertain if you are sensitive to certain foods that are causing you trouble. It is hard to change to a gluten-free diet(I loved pasta, bread, cookies and cake) but after I did it after 5 days you change your gut flora and after a while you don’t crave these foods anymore. Read Wheat Belly by William Davis, . it is MIND-BLOWING!