Manchester personal trainer cures chronic acne by quitting six a day sandwich habit
Sarah Hutchinson even dyed her hair blue to distract people from looking at her face.
A fitness fanatic cured her crippling acne by quitting her SIX sandwich a day habit.
Sarah Hutchinson, 28, was devastated when her once-perfect skin burst out in spots in March.
The painful rash covered both her cheeks, running from her eyes to her neck.
Heartbroken Sarah quit teaching fitness classes online after a participant commented on her face.
The spots were so lumpy the personal trainer couldn’t even hide them with makeup, so she felt self-conscious about going out.
Sarah even dyed her hair blue to distract people from looking at her face.
In desperation Sarah tried a diet recommended to her online, and her spots began to fade immediately she said.
Ham-and-mayo loving Sarah ditched her six sarnies a day and stopped putting sugar in her tea.
She replaced them with brown carbs and alternative breads that made for a less satisfying butty, she explained.
But the results were amazing she said, and her skin was clear again within six weeks.
Sarah, from Manchester, said: “I miss white bread so much, but this is 100% worth it.
“It’s amazing to get my confidence back and feel comfortable again.
“I was distraught. My face was ruined. I felt like a monster
“It tore me apart. It was horrible, like lumps in my skin with spots on top, and it was very very sore so it brought me to tears.
“It hurt if I touched it and when I put my face on my pillow so it was hard to rest. It got me very very down.
“Now I feel incredibly lucky I don’t have more scars.”
Sarah thought she’d had an allergic reaction to something when a couple of spots turned into a full-on rash after just a week.
A dermatologist diagnosed acne, and three separate creams, plus hydro treatment didn’t help.
Sarah took to social media to talk about her problem, and got a message on Instagram from a woman who explained a low-glycemic-index diet had cured her of spots.
Sarah began her new diet at the end of June, and explained her skin was spot free by mid-August.
Now she says a few spots start appearing if she tucks into a longed-for sandwich, pizza, or other refined-carb favourites.
Sarah, who trains six days a week, and lives and works with her partner Charlotte Taundry, a nutritionist, said: “It was very very bad.
“My confidence plummeted and I became very introverted.
“I felt there was nothing I could do about it. I wondered how I would manage it for the rest of my life.
“I’m used to looking good - I take care of myself - but it was impossible to feel sexy with my face like that.
“I can only imagine it was something hormonal.
“The diet is like a stabiliser - it avoids sugar spikes because they have such an effect on your hormones.
“People don’t realise how common acne is, or that it can just appear, even in adulthood, and for men as well as women.”
Sarah says eating out is hard, and she misses ketchup as well as ordinary bread.