After reading The Kind Diet, I decided that veganism was the right choice for my health and the planet's. I have been struggling with acne (mild to moderate) for about 6 years and this seems to be the best choice for me. I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for the inception of my journey.
I am a college student so any advice about budgeting would be much appreciated. :)
I have been using Korres Natural products for the last 8 months and have never had better skin!!! I have also had a struggle with acne. It is a little bit pricey, but the foundation lasts forever and ordering on amazon can save you some money.
I am just starting out too, so I have been doing a lot of exploring with vegan/vegetarian cookbooks (with recipes I can adapt to vegan) and I have seen many for college students. Great for anyone on a budget! Depending on the location of your college, you might have access to farmers' markets for fruit, veggies, and such.
There's a great cookbook called Vegan on the Cheap - might be a good one to check out. You can also try Supermarket Vegan if you have limited access to vegan specialty products in your area.
I'm compiling a list of resources for people like us who are getting started (http://sneakyvegan.blogspot.com/p/resources.html) - planning to add a section for Reader's Recommendations so if anyone has suggestions for great books, products or other resources, please let me know!
If you've been eating somewhat "poorly" (processed foods, meat, dairy...) there will be a detox period where, if it's anything like what I experienced, your skin will get way worse while all the toxins are coming out, then it will get better. I used to use a face wash, toner, lotion... now all I do is scrub my face with a hot washcloth. As soon as I stopped putting toxins and chemicals IN my body, I no longer needed to apply them topically to reverse what they were doing to my body.
I stock up on dry grains, beans, seeds, and flour from the bulk section of Whole Foods. i had to invest in some airtight containers for storage, but it saves money in the long run... im also a student and part time waitress so i know how you feel!!
I've been going vegan/vegetarian the last 2 weeks or longer, i've lost track of the time. the kind diet has really clicked with me. thanks to my husband who has reoccuring bouts of gout, we had to do something to help his pain and this diet has helped for sure. it's nice to have him walking freely again. i'm starting to feel the changes gradually, more energy for starters. i just noticed that my forehead which usually has lots of bumps feels very smooth! the changes come on gradual that every day is a new and exciting day!
Does anyone know of a good online store for items that you can't find in your small town? i've been looking for miso, but our local health store is kinda pricey.
I was vegetarian on and off all my life. I always had horrible acne, even went to a dermatologist for a couple years. I used all her recommended products and tried all her treatments.
4 years ago I decided to try veganism for 3 months, and if it didn't fit my life I would go back to vegetarian. I am still vegan because of the acne, before my 3 month trial period my skin cleared up and looked so much better. I quit using all the products the dermatologist suggested and now just use an inexpensive vegan facewash, or even my vegan shampoo, and a moisturizer. My skin is still pretty.
FYI: I am 42 years old, so it's not like I grew out of the acne.
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