Since being raw I've noticed that the skin on my body in general has become smoother and softer, but the same is not true for my face. Many raw foodists boast glowing skin, but for awhile the under area of my eyes was getting red, dry, and crusty. I didn't know why this way and at first attributed it to detoxâ€”I went for months looking like this, hoping it would get better on its own. It wasn't until I read on another forum that gluten in oatmeal was really good for your skin that I decided to give it a try. Amazingly, it worked! Now that problem is almost completely solved. However, my eye area was not the only place effected. On one side of my chin I have really noticeable red, bumpy skin. It doesn't seem to be acne, but it's red and coarse and gets dry very easily. I'm wonderingâ€”am I missing something from my diet? I do my best to eat a variety of foods, including greens and fats. My mom suggested I take a B vitamin supplement, which seemed to show some improvement and first, though if I missed a day it would be as flaring as ever. It's particularly frustrating because my skin is so pale and it makes it quite noticeable. I've also been near 100% raw for close to a year, but the problem persists.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be lacking in my diet to cause my skin to react like this? What about something I could apply directly to the spot? Thanks! :)