I started using a honey mask before bed, guessing that "maybe" the anti-fungal properties of the honey would get rid of the last of my issues. And I was looking so good, that I started adding food back in following Paleo Mom's book and website.
And then I had a mega-flare. So I may have problems with the following foods:
tomatoes (fresh, cooked may not be a problem) (ugh!)
soybeans (I can adapt)
And this is how my face typically looks. A bit of breakout "flare" response, little redness. People still tell me I have beautiful skin ... and I just ... die ... every ... time! THIS IS NOT BEAUTIFUL.
Okay, okay. I should not take out anger on ALL my skin, when just a bit of it is ugly. Perhaps.
I have started using Stonybrook Botanicals Unscented Hand & Body Lotion on the SD areas rather than my oils from winter. I got a bit crazy with the oil usage, and I believe that led to one of my mega-flares.
As to food, I'm still cooking more than grabbing for the processed foods. But it will be an easy road to trip back to bad habits. So I make a strong attempt NOT to buy what I do not want to be eating. And my weekly cart is still filled with as much produce as processed foods, and most of it is for Himself.
I continue playing around with topicals and food combos in my journey to turn this off.
I went lotion free for a while, but that led to as many issues with dry skin as too much oil. So, lotion as needed.
I have ordered some sulfur ... maybe I also have a micro-nutrient deficiency?
The saga continues ...
Closing on a positive note, my sun sensitivity does not seem nearly as bad this year. Did I fix that immune issue?