I'm still looking into it. It's not an easy question to answer. Once more, those who detox their liver, gut, and colon actually end up having smoother skin anyway, so I would consider skin to be only second hand as to what's actually going on in the body. If you focus on the skin, you may be ignoring the "cause" for that particular skin issue. Like putting infinite bandaids on something that may actually be causing you more harm, if and when it ever does effect you in life. But it's a difficult thing to explain...
So, beyond advice on my new diet, does anyone know if significant changes like mine can cause purging or detox of the skin? And if you do have any knowledge or experience about this, how long does it last?
... I've heard of bathing in the sea, but with the Eighth Continent floating around it tends to make that particular thought somewhat nauseous to me. Some people enjoy mud baths, however, but there are specific recipes for specific kinds of mud, not to mention the mud has to either be hot or cold for them to work. I have never used exfoliating masks (that green like paste) although the majority of the world swears by it. I find those statistics and results a bit skewed and irregular.
Also, acne is an inflammatory disease. Some like to call it the "diabetes of the skin". If you just so happen to find a regime that works for you, whether it be topical or nutritional, I'm afraid you are looking at a permanent schedule, and a lifestyle that can not be changed for an extremely long time. It depends on your acne and how tolerant your body is to certain medicines. I wouldn't suggest going all natural, but I would completely start from scratch... remember as much as you can since you were walking on your own, every pop and candy you ate whether or not you were completely aware of it, and combine that with other habits that may have aggravated your acne prone skin. You'll probably get a complex formula that somehow remains with you until you not only FORCE it out but literally maintain and prevent the problem from ever coming back. There was a guy I knew in college who came back one semester after summer and lost all his undesired weight. He had hard abs and a glowing physic. Well, just staying away from bad food and getting good sleep wasn't enough, he regained half the weight (under strict supervision from all his friends and some of his family), and they all came to the conclusion that he just had to unfortunately exercise aggressively for the rest of his adult life. I find that a little hard to believe, but I do believe that it will take a long time to fix something like acne.
Today is my third day on my homemade vegetable juice (without any meds other than a multivitamin), with no sugar, no bad foods, and a workout regime at the gym all set up (already went for 2 days for 3 hours), and it's STILL discouraging to wake up and see my pores gushing out oil. Where it comes from, even with a healthy diet, I'll never know, but it's coming from the inside, so anything you do to effect the inside of your body seems to be the best and most logical approach to a "detox" for now, but I welcome any and all opinions on that . I have been fooled before and it isn't pretty, but it's not practical for me to keep on saying this either. Still, I'm looking into it, so don't give up yourself .