2. My war with acne (Chapter 2)
My acne started when I was about 17. When I was 18 I looked terrible. Big dark red pimples covered all my face. Nobody could help me for almost 11 years!!! I had tried almost everything.... with no results. I just wanted to disappear in my room. I wanted to leave the school. It was a tough time for me. Everybody who experienced serious acne knows what I mean. Tens of dermatologists, hundreds of pills, tons of ointments, litres of cosmetics. I was helpless and lonely... When huge money spent didn't help I stopped visiting dermatologists and using any medications or cosmetics. To my suprise my pimples from that time started to disappear faster, than they used to. My skin got also a bit better because from that time, it wasn't so dried up. However new big breakouts still continued. I decided to wash my face only with cool tap water (no soap or cosmetics), cleaning hands with soap after every face touch. It helped me to reduce dryness of skin significantly. Face wasn't so red anymore, but acne didn't disappear. Many science publications claims that diet doesn't affect acne. Because so far I had tried everything, I decided to try diet as a last chance. Surfing the web I found many articles connecting consumption of bread and gluten products with acne. I was rather sceptical but I had nothing to loose. I made my last trial - DIET!