I finally did some research and experimentation on my own, and my complexion is now clear and calm and comfortable. I no longer hide under layers of makeup morning to night.
I did this by eliminating nightshades from my diet: no more potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, chili powder in any form or amount, processed or whole. I also stopped using moisturizers with harsh acidic anti-aging ingredients and switched to sparingly used water-based organic products.
I can still trigger a quick flush that lasts an hour or two – all it takes is a handful of potato chips and the reaction is immediate.
— T. Barnes