What’s Going On With My Face?

As someone who lives with Chronic Lyme Disease, it’s important for me to detox. This helps my body eliminate some of the dead bacteria (endotoxins). One of the main reasons for this is to help reduce inflammation that’s caused by the endotoxins. Lyme bacteria replicates itself at a fast rate so it’s imperative to do what I can to detox daily.

One of the things I began noticing is that while detoxing I will get these red splotches on my face. Sometimes it looks like a rash while other times it appears as acne. This is the Lyme bacteria trying to come out through the pores in my face. It doesn’t itch, it does not hurt but it looks bad. (See photo below)

When this happens I become self conscious. In these moments I notice that I also start to feel a little anxious because I think everyone notices and think it’s gross. Now I know that’s not true but it’s kind of when you have a cold sore…you think that’s all anyone sees. I also become angry that this is happening to me, feel sorry for myself and I just want to hide. It happens a few times each month. No matter what I do, I can’t avoid it. In a sense it’s a good thing…the dead bacteria is escaping my body. I just wish it wasn’t so visible.


There are quite a number of ways you can detox. A few of the ways I prefer are:

  • Drinking water (Lemon water is best)
  • Infrared Sauna
  • Juicing
  • Dry Brushing
  • ***I will go into each of these in great detail in a later post***

If detoxing in something you do as part of your regular self-care routine, what are some things that work for you? I’d love to hear from you. Who knows, you might be doing something that works for me too!

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