Who's improved or cured his/her acne by eliminating dairy?dairy
Posted 17 April 2004 - 10:39 AM
PLEASE LET IT LAST!
I'm at my 4th day now, staying with all of you guy's
not 1 new breakout! / so its really positive!!!
1 - the ugly colored and graved with bird shit all over it, but Porsche/Lamborgini shaped car what could take you like a jet plane?
2 - or the amazing static red colored shiny, with the green glow under the car but is shaped like a lame cube where old folks drive in?
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ps: I don't know cars, only girls... but you got the point.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 01:31 PM
(Not to rain on your parade, but remember that it could be a number of different factors. But for you, dairy definitely seems to be one of them! Woohoo!)
Yeah...that's why I'm hoping this isn't too good to be true.
I know my skin pretty well (20 years of fighting acne already) and have a good feeling about it so far.... [-o<
Thanks for your encouragement, jc! You are super nice.
9th day now with no dairy and my skin looks good...
Posted 20 April 2004 - 02:57 PM
Fragrance-Free Baby Wipes + a few drops Rimmel Makeup Remover solution
3/4 AHA Toner* & 1/4 Glycerin (cotton pad) -- good toner, moisturizer, and makeup base (use less glycerin if not under makeup)
Occasional Treatments (2-3x/week): Exfoliating bp wash* in shower, 2.5% bp lotion* at night
CoverGirl TruBlend Powder Foundation
* = Klear Action Kit (Pro-Activ knockoff)
Gluten-free diet (for non-acne reasons, but it seems to have cleared my acne)
Posted 20 April 2004 - 04:33 PM
Actually, I'm looking into another type of diet right now, that is relevant to all of us. I determines what type of food we should consume according to our blood type. It sounds very important.
Posted 21 April 2004 - 05:36 PM
lactic acid from milk and citic acid form orange juice. I am lactiate sensitve so I can eat stuff with milk in it but striaght milk I get tiny little bumps all over my face like in every hair folicile but it goes away in like 2 days and citric acid breaks (or should I say broke) me out.
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 06:53 PM
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 04:30 PM
It's very rare that our acne is a result of a single factor. It's a whole combination of things that we have to take care of and deal with. At least you know that dairy, for you, is a part of your achilles heel.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 02:42 PM
Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:21 PM
You've all taken science and learned about pH levels right? Quick review:
Acid = Bad
Alkaline = Good
Foods can be broke down into Acid, Alkaline, and Neutral. Believe it or not, your body is affected by the pH levels in food and your body changes accordingly. What's the pH in your body? Have you checked? There seems to be a direct correlation between pH and acne, as acidity is known to cause a wide range of side effects, including acne.
Check out this page: http://www.reynoldsoffice.com/ph.htm
Now where is milk on this chart? Think about it!
I thought the pH scale ranged from 1-14 by acidity-basic...
Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:45 PM
It does. :-s
It's different for "ash" pH though. But ya...it even has it in the link:
"pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 -- the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7, which is neutral."
Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:09 AM
My skin still looks 90% better than it did when I ate dairy. (I totally gave up all dairy.) I have a couple of small zits today, (hormonal) but nothing like the raging cystic acne that I had for 3 straight months. Within 4 days of giving up dairy, the cysts were gone and haven't returned.
Did giving up dairy suck? Yeah, now I'm vegan, and I'm not enjoying it. Clearer skin is worth it, though.
Try it if you're desperate. If it doesn't work, at least you haven't wasted money on another derm appointment and prescription...