Hi all, just me reporting back in. I have been doing the juicing/no sugar/more water portion of this regimen for about 8 months now. While it is indeed really healthy I do not think it has done much for my acne. About 2 months ago I took the plunge and stopped using BP at all on my forehead as a test to see what would happen. Nothing has touched my forehead except for water since then. Everything seemed fine up until about 2 weeks ago, when I began to get some cysts there. It has only gotten worse and I am now getting 1-3 new ones per day. I am at my wits end, I was really hoping that this regimen would work for me. Is it possible that this is some sort of delayed purging after coming off the BP? :*-(
Additionally, tonight I gave in and picked - I couldn't stop myself and my skin looks way worse now. Awesome.
I feel you. Try looking elsewhere in the diet forums and start with alternativista's posts here: http://www.acne.org/...t-lead-to-acne/
Depending on how much you know, it will take you 1 to 3 months to fully understand everything. Read though all the posts on each board too since she updates the information periodically. I stopped the juicing after 6 months, but it worked considerably well for me. It didn't get rid of all my acne, but alas allowed me to realize that nutrition DOES play a role.
Diet and Exercise and Lifestyle is the only sure way of not having acne, but you and I and everyone else here on this website are acne prone. We will always be acne prone. Nothing will change that. Accepting this and moving on towards a better lifestyle overall will surely benefit you and your acne in more ways than dermatologists can possibly imagine. Good luck!!
Yes, when you quit BP your acne will get worse. Why? because the BP killed the bad and good bacteria at the same time, the good stuff that keeps your skin functioning normally. I've been on BP regimens before, most of them only 50 percent, but Dan's regimen on acne.org, and the way he did it, worked 100 percent for me. When I quit, the mutated acne underneath from the BP came up. You can look in my gallery anytime for proof, my pictures are always public.
Also, cysts may be more from a food allergy than just normal pimples. Have you ever tried omitting dairy from your diet? I wrote a post about that here, maybe it will help you: http://www.acne.org/...t-is/?p=3338544 .
Edited by TreatAcne, 23 April 2013 - 12:40 PM.