Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:00 AM
Hello all! I am new to adding topics to the website, but I've been following the discussion for some time. I am in need of some advice. I have suffered from acne since I was in 5th grade and now I am 23. I've gone to derms, but they never helped and I just got so frustrated with their advice.
Here's my lifestyle:
My whiteheads and zits occur only around my mouth, chin, and around/under my nose. Not only do I have those zits, I have lots of scarring from years of acne.
- I'm a vegetarian
- I have eliminated dairy from my diet for a month
- I have eliminated gluten from my diet entirely for a month
- I take the following vitamins: Multi-day, Vitamin E, Black Walnut, Probiotic complex, and a few general others.
- I wash my face with coconut soap
- I use tea tree oil for zits and whiteheads that occur
How long does it take for my body to clear up if it is the gluten and dairy sensitivity? I'm STILL breaking out!!!!! I thought I was doing good, but now today and yesterday I broke out with a few. Could that time of the month be doing this to me? If so, what can I do to stop it?
What about the glycemic impact of your meals and drinks? And are you eating all real food or processed faux foods? Have you switched to a lot of gluten free processed foods which are often made with other grains that can do the same damage to digestive tract as wheat.
Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing
. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear
Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.Diet effects acne in so many ways
: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne
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