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Fish oil causing acne?

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Fish oil gives me cysts and interestingly enough, evening primrose oil gives me cysts too. I think it's better to just avoid oils lol.

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You know I sometimes wonder who the hell runs these clinical studies that suggest x helps y. I have been relatively acne free for what must be the better part of 7 years now. I suffer from Seb. Dermatitis and thought that as my acne had been gone for so long maybe some fish oil would improve my Seb. Dermatitis.

You know what, it didn't. It broke me out in massive cysts and worse still it gave me drug induced hypomania. 700mg of EPA 200mg GHA and 120mg of GLA. I spent most of the month of January quite insane and I'm now spending Feburary dealing with my resurgent acne. My old regimen doesn't seem to work anymore so I'm trying a moderate amount of lactoferrin and Zinc as well. Yeah more supplements you'd think I'd learn. I've have adaplene as well. I know the effectiveness of any regimen is measured in months and years so its going to be a long climb back.

You know I sometimes wonder who the hell runs these clinical studies that suggest x helps y. I have been relatively acne free for what must be the better part of 7 years now. I suffer from Seb. Dermatitis and thought that as my acne had been gone for so long maybe some fish oil would improve my Seb. Dermatitis.

You know what, it didn't. It broke me out in massive cysts and worse still it gave me drug induced hypomania. 700mg of EPA 200mg GHA and 120mg of GLA. I spent most of the month of January quite insane and I'm now spending Feburary dealing with my resurgent acne. My old regimen doesn't seem to work anymore so I'm trying a moderate amount of lactoferrin and Zinc as well. Yeah more supplements you'd think I'd learn. I've have adaplene as well. I know the effectiveness of any regimen is measured in months and years so its going to be a long climb back.

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Yes, I believe that fish oils, especially in capsule form, can increase acne.

Last year, I started taking Cod Liver Oil. I went on a six month course of Roaccutane when I was seventeen, so I thought the fish oil would help to keep my oils balanced.

Nope! It was exactly a year ago that I started developing cystic acne along my jawline and chin - the same time I'd started taking Cod Liver Oil. I didn't really think much of it, until I had a "Food Sensitivity" test last week. The test revealed that I'm intolerant to quite a few type of fish, which I was very surprised about. I also developed an allergic reaction on my neck after eating haddock a few days ago, before I had my test done. These two events helped me to put two and two together, and I started to realise that the CLO might have been increasing my flare-up of acne. I have stopped taking it and I am already seeing a difference. Only time will tell, though.

Despite the whole hype about fish oils being good for acne, it really does depend on the individual. In the meantime, I'm going to make sure I eat fish that I'm not allergic to (I can eat salmon and tuna), and probably look into an alternative, such as flaxseed oil.

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What is the quality of the fish oil you are using? I've broken out before from low quality oil, but higher quality oil is wonderful. You may have to venture to a health food store.


I'm CelloIsLove.

Here's the problem I see:

People want to heal their acne through diet and lifestyle. Great. But then they get obsessed only with their skin and not how they FEEL. Physically. Emotionally. What is the quality of your life? It's not directly connected to your flesh, I can tell you that. Then obsess over their food. They hear "diet" and think low-fat, juicing, fasting, cleansing, starving. You're young. Do you really think you have liver failure? Do you really think you need more fiber?

Paleo changed my life. It's the only lifestyle that ever helped me-not just with my skin, but with my life. My happiness. My fitness. It says, "Eat good quality meats. Eat lots of veggies. Eat fruit too. Some nuts. Then go outside. Walk around. See the world. Play with friends. Lift heavy things. Get some sun. Then go sleep, wake up and do it again." What that means to me is to live an enjoyable, happy, dynamic life where I can be the best me for the people I love, not anxious, not angry, not depressed.

Be gentle to your skin, your heart, your tummy, and your life.

Get out there and live.

And also eat bacon.


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