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Is Dairy Ruining My Skin?

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After talking about my new skin care routine, I was wondering if dairy could be another culprit that’s giving me acne. I recently switched from a vegan diet to a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian diet that consists of eggs and dairy products. I have noticed that my skin is looking different too. The texture and condition of my skin just reacts differently to my skincare and makeup. It’s not as smooth anymore. My skin has been a little bit more oily too. These are just observations.

I came up with a plan. Here it is.

I’m going to stick to my current skin care routine for a week, which only consists of two skin care products — face wash and an acne treatment. If my skin doesn’t change along with consuming dairy, then I’ll know that dairy is indeed causing issues for me. I have been thinking about going back to being vegan or cutting dairy out of my diet. Hmmm. Let’s see what happens after a week. Only time will tell.

Check out my skin care routine and my Differin experience here:

My Skin Care Routine for Acne Skin

I’m giving up on Differin.

1 Week Results: Drinking Healthy Green Smoothies

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My Breakfast: Homemade Oatmeal with Strawberries, Hemp Seeds, and Almonds.

My Breakfast: Homemade Oatmeal with Strawberries, Hemp Seeds, and Almonds.

Today’s Breakfast

This is what I ate this morning. I made a bowl of oatmeal with strawberries, almonds, and hemp seeds. I also added a little bit of extra virgin organic coconut oil and sprinkled some pink himalayan sea salt on top. It adds a coconut-y and salty flavor to the boring oatmeal bowl. Mmm! I love it. I think this must be the best bowl of oatmeal yet!

Do you like oatmeal? If so, check out how to make a bowl of oatmeal here.

With my bowl of oatmeal, I had a healthy green smoothie. Today’s green smoothie was filled to the brim!

Check out the recipe to the healthy green smoothie here.

My Green Smoothie

My Green Smoothie.

It was really good today!

It was really good today!

My oatmeal with my green smoothie.

My oatmeal with my green smoothie.

Healthy and delicious!

Healthy and delicious!

Honestly, best breakfast ever!!

1 Week of Drinking Green Smoothies Results:

I’ve been drinking healthy green smoothies for 1 week. Once a day. Every single day. I usually have it in the morning with my breakfast. It helps me start the day on the right foot! I’m really trying my best to be good on my diet and eat as healthy as possible. So far, I’ve noticed that my complexion has improved. My skin is improving slowly. Well, at least I can see that it’s going in the right direction! Also, my hair feels softer and smoother. Less hair fall out. I want my hair to grow longer before the new year. Yeah, I’ve already planned that far. If you look at the calendar, that’s only about 4.5 months away! I will still be getting trims here and there to keep my ends clean. My nails have been growing so much faster too! Wow, it’s working better than a hair, skin, and nails vitamin supplement! That’s great! My results after one week has been exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’m looking forward to continuing the second week of drinking green smoothies!

Grocery Shopping!!

So over the weekend, I went out to purchase some groceries for this week’s green smoothies. By the end of last week, I ran out of bananas. I ended up using raspberries instead. It turned out good, but I’m so much in love with bananas in my green smoothies. How about you? Do you have a preference?

I picked up some fruit and vegetables. Here we have, bananas and strawberries. Both are inexpensive and can be incorporated easily into any smoothie you desire. Bananas are a fave of mine because of that. Possibly the cheapest fruits out there. It blends so well into green smoothies!

Bananas and Strawberries

Bananas and Strawberries

Next, we have bags of greens. I chose Spring Mix (Baby Lettuce, Baby Greens, Radicchio). The flavor is very light. Not bitter. This mix is highly recommend for people that have trouble eating greens like Kale and Arugula. The Spring Mix is my ultimate fave.

Spring Mix

Spring Mix

I picked up Baby Spinach to spice things up a little bit. I used to like spinach, but my taste buds have changed. I’m trying to slowly incorporate spinach back into my diet. Hopefully, I end up liking it. Spinach is very good for health!

Baby Spinach

Baby Spinach

I should’ve picked up more bags of greens. I’m almost done with my Spring Mix bag, lol. Keep in mind that these fruits and vegetables are not organic. You can always buy organic if you want. I usually just buy whatever is on sale.

How do you like your green smoothie? What do you put in it?

More on My Healthy Lifestyle:

Eating Clean Every Week

A Healthy Way to Start the Day

Healthy Food for Clear Skin

Healthy Eating at Trader Joe’s

Shopping for Healthy Food

Whole Foods Diet for Health, Fitness, Weight Loss

What I Ate for Breakfast (Health, Weight Loss Goals)

Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin

Review: Deva Vegan Hair, Nails, & Skin Supplement

Deva Vegan Hair, Nails, & Skin Supplement (for Hair Growth)

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