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#1 curlygc

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I can't say the same thing works for everyone, but I wanted to share my story for anyone who feels like they've tried everything.  I've had adult acne for about 25 years.  And I have tried everything short of Accutane to make it go away.  So many pills and creams, years and years of them.  It would always start out the same: in a couple of weeks, I'd see improvement.  Sometimes certain meds just didn't work at all.  But many did... until they stopped working.  The Regimen worked for me after a few weeks, and it continued to work fairly well for almost 2 years. I wasn't getting giant cystic zits or huge breakouts, but like I said it worked for the most part and I was satisfied with it.  I really thought I was out of the woods, but then about six months ago, it stopped working, just like everything else.

 

For reasons completely unrelated to my skin, I decided to try a way of eating called The Whole 30.  You can google it if you're curious.  It's basically like a paleo diet, but you strip all grains, dairy, processed foods, sugar, and sugar substitutes out of your diet completely, and you do it for 30 days.  I did it, and for the first time in 25 years my skin isn't just clear, it's luminous, and completely acne-free. Not one pimple, dry patch, blackhead, nothing.  I am getting so many comments/compliments from friends and family.  I really wish I had done this years ago before the acne scars and damage all those creams did to my skin.  Will it last?  I hope so, but I guess time will tell. I don't plan on going back to my old way of eating anytime soon, for me the clear skin is so worth it.  I don't know what it was that was causing the breakouts, but it's obvious to me that something I was eating was probably the culprit.

 

Everyone is different, and I know what worked for me might not work for someone else.  But I wanted to share anyway, because if one person tries what I did and it works, then it was worth the time composing this message.  Good luck to everyone.

 

Gail


Edited by curlygc, 28 January 2013 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Sounds like you probably had a build up of candida which is why cutting out those things out for 30 days helped. If you go back to eating the way you used to the acne will more than likely come back unfortunately.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Sounds like you probably had a build up of candida which is why cutting out those things out for 30 days helped. If you go back to eating the way you used to the acne will more than likely come back unfortunately.

I agree with this. Also you may have introduced something in your diet you just happened to have an intolerance to. Some on the site get breakouts if they eat nuts but can eat dairy, some the other way around, others can eat whatever they want. But I'm glad you found something that works for you. If in fact it was candida that was the problem I heard probiotics are extremely beneficial, so maybe you could look into that.. Anyways, enjoy being clear :)




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