Mr. Brownstone

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  1. Positivity is the best outlook. It can certainly be difficult, but you have to try and remain positive. Negativity just breeds more of itself and can lead you to stress which is never good for acne. Stay strong. Fire a pm off off if you just want to vent. Always happy to talk.
  2. It's not much but all I can say is keep on keeping on, brother. Much love.
  3. Confused... FODMAPS and Candida/

    What do you believe to be the underlying factor that causes acne? I think it's fair to state that there are people whos acne has decreased in severity due to diet changes, although again, this doesnt apply to everyone.
  4. So After cutting out Wheat/Dairy/Sugar, I've been loading up on veggies to keep me full. I was considering using probiotics (kefir) to try and mend my potentially damaged gut after reading about Candida symptoms. Went to my Doctor the other day and he mentioned 'FODMAPS' to me when discussing Acne, so I thought I'd see what the fuss was about... Turns out that aside from Wheat, things like Onions, Mushrooms and Garlic can also inflame the gut and lead to acne in some people. Large amounts of broccoli and Sweet potato too, all of which I've been eating tons, and continuing to break out (although no cysts). On top of this, this diet states things like Kefir should be avoided. I'm confused. I'm gonna cut down on the bad FODMAPS, but should I atleast consider consuming Kefir to try and mend my gut? Everything is so contradictory... What else helps heal the gut?
  5. I FINALLY HEALED MY ACNE [With Pictures]

    Could you give a bit more detail on what you did eat? I've been gluten/dairy/sugar free for just over 2 weeks now and am having quite a break out at the minute. I realise it's early days but It's a little disheartening. Trying to get enough food to be full, but worried about what I can eat. Did you find Quinoa was something you could eat?
  6. Hi all, I've been forgoing my morning coffee for a few weeks and am looking for a sugar/sweetner substitute to add it it that won't break me out like sugar can. does anyone know of anything?
  7. 30yrs old and still have it

    have you ever tried cutting out the wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy? you seem to have quite a bit of it in your diet. I'm of a similar age and used a cleansing routine much like yours for nye on 10 years, but it wasn't until recently when I cut out gluten wheat and dairy did I start to have very noticeable improvements. Give it a go.
  8. help, im confused

    it should heal over the next few days now. if it's swollen and raised you could try icing it get the the swelling / redness down

    Well I know for a fact that gluten and dairy break me out, so I'd say you're pretty wrong there.
  10. What are your trigger foods?

    still experimenting with my diet to 100 nail down, but it seems gluten and dairy are the main ones for me.
  11. my acne was very similar to yours in look and position. i have had wonderful success over the last 8 days by just cutting out wheat, gluten and dairy. I'm gonna try re introducing dairy slowly over the next week and see what's happens. give it a shot
  12. How I finally got rid of my cystic acne!

    Congrats, I myself have seen massive changes in the last week from just cutting our wheat and dairy. I have a strong suspicion wheat has been my issue for the last 18 years. I would recommend anyone with issues to trade cutting these things out for at least 10 days to see if it helps.
  13. I think I did something really dumb, help(?!)

    Try icing it. it'll bring down the size and redness after an hour or so. Don't touch or prod it!
  14. Gluten free breakfast cereal

    OK thanks
  15. Gluten free breakfast cereal

    I'm in the UK. so I don't know if that stuff is available here. for someone who is trying to cut out wheat and gluten, do you think the above would be ok? I plan to eat it with Almond Milk.
  16. Vaping Caused me Cystic Acne

    Hi guys. I've never really thought about it, but my acne does seem to have gotten worse since i started vaping a few years ago. I'm unsure of the pg/vg levels of my current juice (Hangsen Ry4) but will check when I get it of work. have been cutting gluten and wheat over the last week and I am finding my acne is better.
  17. Gluten free breakfast cereal

    I've suffered with acne for around 18 years. I've only ever looked at topical meds in the past but a sudden and prolonged bout of large painful spots over Christmas (plus some stomach pain) has lead me to believe my diet is the issue. For 15 years I've probably consumed 4 prices of seeded white bread a day, add onto that potatoes, fries, pizza, pasta, rice, cakes, biscuits and tons of other sugary stuff. I would rarely eat vegetables too. Since Dec 26th, I've tried to limit the wheat and gluten and have really cut down on the sugar. Eating more fresh fruit (banana, tangerines, grapes and blueberries) and veg (broccoli, carrots, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes (fresh and canned) and sweet potato) I've also started to drink more water and green Tea (along with green tea supplements) and almonds. I've noticed some good change in my skin, but I'm still getting a few large spots here and there. I've decided now to cut out all gluten but am scratching my head when it comes to breakfast. I was thinking of something like this Would cornmeal, corn flour and buck wheat likely add to my issues? Full ingredients : Ingredients: Corn meal*, corn flour*, raw cane sugar*, flaxseed* (5%), buckwheat flour*, quinoa* (4%), amaranth* (2%), sea salt, antioxidant: tocopherol-rich extract. *Organic. May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Sorry for the long post. I've spent much of the last 4 weeks reading this site (despite registering many years ago) and an greatful for your contribution and knowledge. It's honestly been like a comfort blanket to me.
  18. I've been getting some spots again lately which don't seem to heal and then another spot shows up in the same place. Currently I have a rather large one under my lip/above my chin that appears to be forming whiteheads in multiple places. I want to try steaming my face to draw them out. Questions before I steam... Should I use a before I steam or just rinse my face in water then use cleanser after I steam? (currently use Quinoderm antibacterial face wash which contains BP and Salicylic Acid. I've read about doing a warm compress to draw out the puss, but the idea of pushing something against a spot or aggravating it seems weird to me.