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#1 dmb41

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

Hello everybody...

 

I joined this site a while back when my acne was at it worst, and tried the DKR products. They did work, but left my face extremely dry and red, so I decided to take a more holistic view on treating acne. I have a couple questions,

 

During the month of January, I began drinking a lot more water, and slowly cleared up, not 100% but an improvement was visible. At the beginning of February I was reassigned to midnights, and my water intake went way down. My sleep schedule was also extremely messed up, and my diet went way down hill. Well, you guessed it, my skin got a lot worse.

 

At the beginning of March I was assigned to days, thus giving me the ability to start my diet back up.

 

I've been drinking close to a gallon of water a day, I've quit smoking, and have began eating a lot healthier, a lot of greens, fruits, etc. I do not remember the last time I ate something considered "unhealthy", cookies, cakes, etc. I also began taking a green tea supplement pill. This is all continued with exercise. I've also switched to CeraVe Hydrating cleanser, which doesn't leave my face dry, which I believe is what caused my breakouts in the past. 

 

I've noticed other changes occuring; including muscle tone (I can finally see my abs), energy, general better well-being. My overall skin tone has improved, but I'm breaking out more than usual (if that makes any sense).

 

I guess what my question is by improving my diet and lifestyle, could this be causing a detox/purging effect of the skin? The pimples that are forming seem to go away a lot quicker then they have in the past and I'm also breaking out in places where I usually don't break out.

 

Sorry if that doesn't make any sense, I'm just trying to get a handle on what's occuring.

 

Thanks for reading!


DKR user since October 11th, 2011

Regimen as of March 1st, 2013


-CeraVe Cleanser in AM/PM

-Better Diet

-Exercise

-1 gallon of water per day

-Green tea capsule

- Tea Tree Oil for spot treatment

 

80% clear


#2 alternativista

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

They heal faster because you are eating less inflammatory foods and likely consuming healing nutrients. And sleeping better. Are these new breakouts different from what you got before? Perhaps you are consuming something you have an intolerance for.

Edited by alternativista, 06 March 2013 - 04:34 PM.

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!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

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#3 dmb41

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

It's hard to explain, but the new pimples that are forming are a lot smaller, and not the typical big puss filled ones I've gotten in the past. Since starting these changes I have yet to get a big one.

 

EDIT: I haven't added anything new into my diet, just got rid of all the unhealthy stuff. I've always eaten healthy food mixed with bad food, so I don't think it would be a food intolerance.


Edited by dmb41, 06 March 2013 - 05:31 PM.

DKR user since October 11th, 2011

Regimen as of March 1st, 2013


-CeraVe Cleanser in AM/PM

-Better Diet

-Exercise

-1 gallon of water per day

-Green tea capsule

- Tea Tree Oil for spot treatment

 

80% clear



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