Guys, for those who are struggling: there is hope! I have started a raw food diet about a week ago and my skin improved so dramatically I think I might just have cured my acne! I am 35 yrs old and have had acne and oily skin all my life.
I eat mostly raw fruit and vegetables (about 70-80% of my diet) and some hard-boiled eggs and canned fish. I eat no meat, no dairy, no bread or grains (except very small amount of oats with my morning shake). I eat nuts and seeds in small quantities and I never use oil on salads. I also eat cooked beans and lentils, about a can a day.
My skin stopped being oily only after a week of doing this and I saw that quite a few people on youtube have reported similar results, with pics. In the last tow days I have not had a single pimple come up on my face and it stopped getting flaky. It seemed to have regained its natural healthy hue; kind of like the inflammation is not there anymore.
On top of that, my depression and mood swings went away, just like that and I'm full of energy and very upbeat; I just don't worry! I feel very clear in my mind and focused.
I think I have ran into an actual cure for acne.. If you guys are suffering, do your research.
My meal plan (I have 4 meals a day):
breakfast shake: banana, apple, raw celery, raw carrots, spoonful of sunflower seeds, 2 spoonfuls of oats. Can add spinach, papaya, mango, cucumber, etc.
lunch- 2 boiled eggs or a can of lentils/beans, a big plate of raw fruit and veg. You can have raw broccoli, sugar snap peas, baby corn, tomatoes, peppers, etc.
dinner - a can of fish and again a big plate of raw veg/fruit, maybe some nuts
evening snack - mostly raw fruit and veg, some nuts ( I love pecans:-)
Oh yeah, and I'm losing weight on this too:-)
You can try eating raw for a week and see what it does for you. I guarantee that you will see the results!!