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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:02 PM

Very happy with the shopping I've done today!
Veggies that I love (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
Bananas!
Stocked up on ground flaxseeds!
Bought my first bottle of organic coconut oil. Fried my eggs in it, and poured a tablespoon over my brown rice. SO delicious!

Also, my dad just got back from a trip to America. I asked him to get me the fragrance free version of the Neutrogena facewash (Liquid Neutrogena) I've been using, as it isn't available here.
I LOVE the fragrance free scent! Reminds me of Clinique.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

Hello everyone!
I've pretty much been clear since my last visit. Posted Image
I got one pimple after reintroducing bread. It was multi-grain brown bread, but I saw that it had sugar in its ingredients. It couldn't have been much, but atleast I know sugar is NO NO number one for me.
A few tiny white heads the one time I smoked pot, but nothing too terrible.
I haven't been taking my zinc supplements, and even ran out of probiotics a couple of weeks ago.
I have been having Nature Made Multi Daily (with calcium).


I'm going to edit my first post soon, hopefully making it more short and orderly! This whole threads been so messy. I apologize!

Edited by rabanne, 01 February 2012 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hey everyone! I'm new to this board and just made a post under another topic "my acne expetience" where I talk about how diet has helped me conquer my acne. So excited to learn that others are experienting with the healing power of food. While I won't bore you all with specific meals I can tell you that by eliminating wheat, preservatives, processed foods, artificial and refined sugars and going to a raw, organic, reduced starch diet I haev cleared my acne in 5 weeks. I look forward to hearing how these lifestyle changes have worked for others. Good luck!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:27 PM

Just wanted to mention, I ran out of Clinique DDMG last week and have been using Clean & Clears Oil Balancing Mousturiser. I really like it so far.

Another thing, I added olive oil back into my diet yesterday. I used to eat it with toast before, and found that I got spots. Silly me though, ofcourse it was the bread.

Edited by rabanne, 08 February 2012 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

Hey all. I have found major success with changing my diet. It's not easy, but if you're dedicated it seriously works. I read an e-book by Ray Wang like two weeks ago that just totally rocked my world because I realized even though I had been eating healthy, I had been eating all the wrong stuff.

The basis of the book is that our Omega 3,6, and 9 levels are all off balance and we consume too much sugar. I never ate candy or too many sweets but my weakness was carbs. I didn't know that all carbs eventually get broken down into sugar in our bodies. My body didn't know how to process that many sugars and the result was acne. For some people it's diabetes, some people get fat, and others get bad acne.

I've only been lots of eating raw, alkalizing veggies, some fruit, and correct portions of meat. I've cut out all dairy (except for Kefir. It's magical.) and all carbs/grains, oils, and nuts. It hasn't been easy but it has been so worth it.

If you're really willing to make the effort, I highly recommend checking it out. Just Google Ray J. Wang acne or something like that. Best $20 I ever spent compared to the hundreds I've spent on worthless products that didn't do anything for me...even antibiotics and birth control. I'm sorry if this was just a big long rant. But I really truly believe this is the cure to acne for every single person who has it.

Good Luck!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

I think it's odd, but olive oil does not agree with me.
The 2 days that I ate it, I had a lot more energy than usual, but I feel two new spots coming up.
Well, atleast I know now. =]

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:35 AM

I'm riding my bike again. I stopped, because of the whole weight thing, but my body craves it. I feel so good now that I'm cycling again! I drink a cup a green tea a bit before, I find that that makes me sweat more, and I feel all glowey when I'm finished.
I've also been having wheatgrass shots.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

It's been a while since my last update.
Went through a rough patch. Family drams, weight loss from cutting out too many food items and all the cycling, stressing over everything I ate.
Yes, my skin did get very clear, but I was extremely depressed and anxious all the time. When I got on a weighing scale and almost fainted with shock at the figures I saw, I decided my health was way more important. I got a whole bunch of tests done. All clear. No wheat/gluten/dairy allergies.
Added dairy and wheat back into my diet, started gaining back some weight and feeling a whole lot better. Stopped stressing about food, and kind of let go. I'm only 23. I throughly enjoyed weeks of eating delicious food, along with healthy food, of course. Sweet treats, too. Sugar is the enemy. I broke out a little on my cheeks, but I was too happy to bother. The pimples are gone, but they've left dark spots. And those are driving me nuts.
Anyway, the good that has come out of this is that I know I can consume dairy and wheat. And pretty much anything apart for sugar, without breaking out.
That's such a load off.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

Started my day with a banana and a cup of green tea, followed by a bowl of muesli with flaxseed and milk.
Chapatis and chicken curry for lunch.
Peanut butter sandwich.
Warm water with lemon juice.
Huge glass of carrot and cucumber juice.
A handful of almonds.
Pasta with chicken and cheese for dinner. =[
Will have a cup of warm water with lemon juice before bed.

Going to see a dermi tomorrow morning! I've never really been to one, and the doctor I've found has got glowing reviews (from friends. I've seen the difference!)
These dark spots are really bothering me, and it's about time I did something about it.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

Okay. So, I've kinda been acne free since April 2012. Went to the derm, she prescribed azelaic acid and 4% nicotinamide gel for the dark spots and to prevent future breakouts. It worked really well. Used it for about 5 months. Ate dessert and drank occasionally. Never over did it though. Was a bit more strict with my diet after getting off the topicals. Avoided food that breaks me out, ate very nutritionally rich food, had vegetable juice whenever I could. Stayed clear. Ate quite a lot of junk and drank more than usual during Christmas, but started using lemon juice to tone at night and stayed clear.
Then about 3 weeks ago, I experimented with red wine. I drank about 2 glasses a night for a few days, and my skin was fine.
And then one night, I went and had an entire bottle. Argh. Worst hangover I've had in a long time, and I brokeout. Been extra careful about what I eat since then, and thankfully, I've finally cleared up, but I'm left with brand new dark spots. Argh.
When will I learn?

No sugar binges. No alcohol binges.

Eat healthy. Things I have to include. Bananas and bcomplex. Vegetable juice. Lemon juice. Green tea.

Use neutrogena ultrasheer no matter what! Cannot go a day without it.

Lemon juice to tone at night.

Edited by rabanne, 01 April 2013 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:27 AM

Clear from eating right..
I've had a piece of dessert everyday these past three days though. 😔
No new pimples, but my skin does look a bit blotchy.
Must be strong! No more sugar.