Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:09 PM
Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:21 PM
Anyway, I eat totally organic dairy, and I've cut back on it, just for basic health reasons. If anything, I think it was all the fat in cheese that had been contributing to my breakouts.
Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:28 PM
as for healing slower, that could have to do with vitamin deficiencies. you definately need to make sure you are eating a balanced diet. at least start taking some zinc, which will give your immune system a boost and will definately help with healing time. zinc should also help with your acne, even if it is caused by hormones.
Posted 03 June 2004 - 01:52 PM
Posted 03 June 2004 - 03:06 PM
Your acne may be caused/aggravated by a weakened digestive system. I suggest you start taking pro-biotic acidoplilus' (tried and true, easily obtainable from any quality health food or grocery store). Many people have weakened digestive tracts and don't know it, and what it does (among other things) is inhibit the bodies natural obsorbtion of nutrients from the food you eat, causing deficiencies. Drink lots of water, too (8-10 glasses a day).
Of course, this may just be the first piece of the puzzle. But give it a try - it'll be very, very healthy for you even if it turns out to not be what's causing the acne.
Personally, it wasn't until I "healthed up" my digestive system that my good eating habits started having any effect on my acne. I wasn't assimilating the nutrients properly before.
Posted 03 June 2004 - 05:44 PM
Posted 03 June 2004 - 09:22 PM
Just be mindful of the sugar content.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:43 AM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:37 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:18 PM
I had a similar experience as you. About a year ago, I began developing cystic acne and an extremely mild case of hirsutism. (My cycles are sometimes erratic, as well.) Anyhow, I visited with an endocrinologist in December fully expecting to be diagnosed with PCOS, or at the very least, affirmation that my testosterone level was too high. I had a bunch of expensive tests performed, only to be informed that all of my hormone levels are within the normal range. I have absolutely no iota what to make of this? I thought, surely, the hirsutism would be the clincher, and I could then begin Yasmin or some other anti-androgen prescription. Last December, I radically modified my diet in an effort to naturally restore hormonal balance (presuming this is the problem). My skin was looking decent for the past few months, but then just this past month, my face, particularly jawline and cheeks, erupted in small cysts. Fortunately, the Retin A Micro I've been applying for several months too dried them up quickly. I've done substantial research as to which foods I should/shouldn't eat and which vitamins/herbal supplements to include, so I especially don't know what to make of this most recent breakout. Anyhow, just wanted to let ya know you are not alone!
Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:35 PM
The doctors said I had cellulitis for awhile, then some said I was allergic to neosporin. I know it started when I was a bit stressed and then I got even more stressed later when it was at it's worse. I try to stay calm now B)
Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:36 AM
You can still try things like spiro if you have normal levels of hormones.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 06:16 AM
Also like Kelly said, having acne doesn't mean you necessarily have high levels of DHT - it could just be that your sebaceous glands are particularly sensitive to it.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 05:22 PM