Review of my first week

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    Erwin
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    Review of my first week is interesting because I am now in holidays in USA (I am living in Europe). So it wasn’t that easy to be mindful of all that what Michael suggests.

    To drink at least 7 glasses of water a day was easy for me because I am used to it to drink a lot of water every day.
    Normally I eat one apple a day, during this week it was also only one apple a day.
    Vegetables high in vitamin A and cruciferous vegetables I ate, but not 2 servings a day.
    Fish I ate three times this week.
    To reduce the vegetable oil is a little bit difficult for me because for salad every day I take a normal dressing which includes vegetable oil. I am not sure if olive oil is also vegetable oil?
    Nuts I never eat because I am allergic to it, chocolate I never eat.
    Cereal bars I did not eat this week.

    The result of this week for me was no change in my skin condition. I feel if I am for a longer time in air condition (airplane, hotels. etc.) my Skin is getting worse. Also the weather changes, for example hot and sunny and you are sweating makes it worse.

    So that’s my review of first week.

    Erwin

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    Nick
    Participant

    Interesting comment about airplanes. I always have flare-ups after flights–in fact, my first real SD onset occurred after long transcontinental flights. I’ve always wondered if it’s a combination of stress possibly related to pressure changes, and dehydration…?

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    Michael Anders
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    The point regarding the effect of air travel stood out to me as well.

    Have noticed this effect myself as well. Haven’t really thought much of it and mainly attributed it to the air quality on planes.

    Decided to investigate this topic further and found some relevant information. Here’s a quick summary of what I managed to find:

    Interestingly, stress has a similar impact on skin barrier function and the skin at the nose creases (nasolabial folds) appears to be most susceptible ["Psychological stress perturbs epidermal permeability barrier homeostasis: implications for the pathogenesis of stress-associated skin disorders." A Garg, M M Chren, L P Sands, M S Matsui, K D Marenus, K R Feingold, P M Elias (February 22, 2001)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">6].

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