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UK beauty queen cured her severe acne with one simple diet trick

The Independent logo The Independent 29/03/2017 Sarah Young

I just wanted to share with you all a little study that I found out!! It's not proven but you know it made me feel better 😅 So apparently acne sufferers skin cells take slower to age = less wrinkles and younger looking skin! Obviously this may not be true but you never know. Something good always comes out of something bad 👵🏻✨👵🏻✨👵🏻✨👵🏻✨👵🏻✨👵🏻✨👵🏻✨ ------------------------------------------------------ #acne #acnescars #acneproblems #acnetreatment #antiaging #aging #selfie #vegan #blogger #plantbased #healthy #wellness #mind #beauty #style #fashion #natural #nomakeup #soul #love #selflove #progress #transformation #positive #compassion #crueltyfree #happiness #journey #life #inspiration

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A beauty pageant contestant has taken to Instagram to share the one thing that helped clear up her aggressive acne.

It’s one of the most common skincare problems that people experience but that doesn’t detract from how debilitating acne can be; something that Rachel Crawley knows all too well.

For years, she hid away after being bullied for her severe skin condition and despite being approached to participate in a pageant at age 18, Crawley turned down the opportunity because she felt too insecure.

Fast-forward four years though, and the 22-year-old admin assistant is embracing her breakouts as she documents her skincare journey on Instagram with some seriously dramatic before-and-after photos.

Setting up the account to share her battle with acne, Crawley set out to prove that it’s nothing to be ashamed of with a litter of make-up free selfies.

However, in some of her most recent posts Crawley’s skin has significantly cleared up, and for that she credits one simple diet change.

After experimenting with taking certain foods out of her diet, she found that sugar and carbs appeared to be the main culprits for her aggressive bouts of acne.

“Only for about 3 days I have stopped eating these foods and upped my fat intake (healthy fats) and guess what? No new breakouts!” she writes. “No Medication. High fat vegan plant based diet (nothing processed). Real whole foods, natural minimal skin care routine.”

Now that she’s changed to a vegan diet, both Crawley’s skin and her confidence have increased hugely and she is now a finalist in the Miss Preston 2017 pageant.

✨7 WEEKS PROGRESS PICTURE ✨The picture on the left was when my skin was at its worst. My acne was cystic, red, sore and I had bumps underneath my skin. I felt like I wanted to give up at this point. I then decided to give my diet one last change before I would have seen a dermatologist. I took pictures of my skin so I could see the results as to whether what I was doing was working or not and I started seeing the difference day by day. I wanted to share with you the realism of what people go through. Unfortunately acne isn't seen as normal and is thought as 'ugly' but it's something so many of us experience. It's nothing to be ashamed of. What is to be ashamed of is the perception of what we are supposed to look like. The picture on the right is my skin today! My scars are being treated with natural skincare products that I have found work my skin and I do want to avoid having any treatments to get rid of them. They need time to heal and I'm okay with that. Whatever journey your on to clear you skin don't give up on yourself. There is always light 🌟🌞 ----------------------------------------------------- #acne #acnetreatment #loveyourself #selflove #healing #acnescars #recovery #vegan #nontoxic #love #wellness #happy #happiness #inspiration #enlightenment #journey #growth #natural #beauty #transformation #acceptance #spiritual #mindfulness #plantbased #positivity #soul #yoga #youarebeautiful #youarenotalone #youareenough

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