Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:21 PM
They aren't two different types. We are genetically predisposed to getting acne. And hormones are involved in our acne.
Except perhaps in the case of some food intolerances that directly cause a pimple to form. Such as the nodules I get by the day after I eat most citrus. That kind of reaction I suspect is not technically acne.
I understand there is no cure, would ike to know if anyone with Genetic acne was able to control it with diet and vitamins.
His father was on accutane back when there was no internet so had no idea what it was. trying to find another alternative for my son. .
He is seeing a nutritionist right now he has alot of intolerance to differnt foods including eggs, wheat. oats, rye, and millet.
We all have genetic acne. And yes, many are able to control it with diet and lifestyle. Myself, for example.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: 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.
Regimen: 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!
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When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!