I've been keeping a food log to try to figure out what specifically might be causing my acne and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this...how long after an offending food can you expect to see acne?
It's very difficult to try to pinpoint what's causing it. I didn't have dairy for over a week which seemed to help but that's definitely not the only thing, but I ate some yogurt the other day and now have some cystic acne along my hairline. I'm going to try to strictly eliminate nuts and dairy this week, but will still have soy, coconut, and some seeds like flax and tahini (sesame). Also how about unsweetened cocoa powder with stevia? Thanks for any input.
It depends on you. Many people have a delayed response that causes some kind of pimple to form within a day or so. I get cysts from citrus the day after. But you could have food intolerances in which the reaction is not a pimple but something else. In any case, it adds to the chronic inflammation most people have going on from their diet and lifestyle and that inflammation is at the root of acne formation.