Hey everyone I will try to keep my sob story as short as possible, but basically when I was in high school I had pretty bad acne on my forehead. (and always JUST my forehead?) A couple treatments of minocycline seemed to take care of it and I haven't really had it since spring of my senior year which was in 2011, aside from the occasional stress-related breakouts. All of a sudden early last month it flared up again looking like it did back in highschool on my forehead and I came to the conclusion that it may have been my change in diet? I recently started weight training and have been on a very high protein diet and added the following to my daily intake - Boost brand protein drink, pure protein bars, four hard boiled eggs, and whey protein powder. Now it seems like when I was only drinking the boosts and eating the pure protein bars my skin looked okay, but once I added the hard boiled eggs and whey powder it started to get really bad. Right now I'm going cold turkey with everything and so far my skin has completely cleared up since I did so this week. But I'd still like to be able to find a way to go back to weight training and continue bulking up. I do have an appointment with my dermatologist early in september but I've seen a lot of other people have issues with this after I googled it, so any insight from anybody on here in the mean time will be greatly appreciated. Is there a certain ingredient in these things I should avoid?
I think the eggs are definitely a factor because I've always noticed dairy products have had that effect on me. I'll go out for ice cream one night and wake up broken out the next. I've read a lot of people get breakouts from dairy as well. But would the powder, drinks, and bars also be a contribution? Does anyone have anything else to suggest so I can continue training?
These things always have terrible timing, because I was almost at that point where all of my scars from high school were faded, and now they've made their way back..