Here are pictures of my make-up-free face throughout the Whole30 experiment and beyond.
This is what I call an "I can't believe I'm actually sharing this" post, but if this helps anyone to decide to give the Whole30 challenge a whirl, then it's absolutely worth doing.
|3/17, the day I started Whole30|
It actually doesn't look too bad here.
|3/24, one week in|
It's worse! And I double-checked: these dates are correct.
So glad I didn't give up at this point.
|4/1, two weeks in|
This would be the point where I posted a message to Whole9's FB page and asked whether I should cut out more because it felt like I was making no progress at all.
And their reply was essentially, "Patience, Grasshoppah."
|4/8, three weeks in|
Some progress, but not great.
|4/15, four weeks in|
Awful giant cysts have stopped!
|4/21, five weeks in, & ready to test.|
Taken two days after adding daily soy intake.
|4/25, six days after adding daily soy intake.|
Cysts return with a vengeance.
Soy is now on the "Never worth eating" list.
|5/1, 8 days after stopping daily soy intake.|
No cysts! For my skin, this is essentially clear; these are just old blemishes still healing, nothing NEW showing up.
Time to test something else.
Want an update?
Find a recent picture of my perfectly clear skin right here.