Sarah Maccarelli Jordan is a professional hoop dancer and hoop maker.
Sarah is also an internationally published model. Her hobbies include rapping with her husband and reading.
You can check out her blog at Hooping with Sarah.
Please give us some background about yourself
I am a 31 year old professional hoop dancer and face painter.
When did you start developing acne? How did you feel after getting acne?
I got cystic acne as soon as I quit ballet in my early twenties.
It was no coincidence that I also started eating dairy (cheese, ice cream) again at this time.
I felt disfigured. I spent so much money on trying to fix my face, trying everything in the drug store and on TV.
Overcoming acne: How did you fight acne? Did you follow a particular treatment?
About 5 year ago, I happened to read a book by Dr. Perricone about getting clear skin from the inside out. I learned that dairy (the most congesting food) and processed soy (a close second) is a major cause of acne.
I cut dairy, soy, and foods containing high-fructose corn syrup out of my diet. Basically most packaged, processed foods contain soy.
And within a few weeks, my skin was beautiful.
It’s true that you are what you eat. Your skin is an organ of elimination… If you eat toxins, it will show.
The results: Have you been able to get rid of acne? How long did it take? Did you experience any side effects?
By eating clean, I am completely acne-free.
The only side effects have been saving money on useless external creams that did not work!
Before I read that book, I went to school to be a Skincare Specialist or Aesthetician. I still did not have clear skin until I cleaned up my diet.
Post acne: How do you feel after getting rid of acne? How do people react when they see you now?
I feel powerful. I wish I had found out sooner.
Advice for others: What should be done to avoid acne? How should acne be treated if someone gets it?
- Eat real food (not processed food packed with chemicals)
- Eat organic whenever possible
- Get plenty of rest and exercise regularly
- Sweating is good for the skin