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Help Keep My Acne Under Control. Maybe Some Magic Vitamin Pill!?

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Hey guys,

So I have finally got my acne controlled to an acceptable level. After a year of experiencing all sorts of things, I have identified 2 things that causes me to breakout in acne. The first culprit is junk food! (any oily food) This stuff was the cause of my severe cystic acne. But after exercising extreme discipline eating properly for a solid 6 months and cutting all junk food and anything oily from my diet I'm relieved to say that I don't break out in any cystic acne anymore. The second thing that breaks me out is heat. Now regardless if I eat oily food or not, I will break out if the weather is really humid. However, the type of acne will depend if I had any oily food during that period. If I did, then cystic size acne will consume my face! if I stay on my healthy diet, I will just get small pimples which usually clear up after a week or two.

So after staying clear for the past 2months - I decided to have a cheat day and joined my family for some pizza the other night. 4 days later, I have a massive pimple that's right between my eyes! :( Now I know I would have reasonably clear skin for the rest of my life if I stayed off the junk food but everyone has cravings once in awhile and it would be nice to have a cheat day once every 1-2months.

My question is, is there any vitamin pills that can help prevent acne in my situation? This may sound silly, but from what I understand from my body, my body is slow at processing the oil in my food and after 4-7 days that's when I break out? Are there any vitamins or pills that can help metabolize or keep a balance in my body for me to not break out?

any help will be appreciated!


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Hmm.. Maybe your body is impaired or unable to process it properly because of the years of unhealthy diet?

So it makes sense if you first cleanse your system and focus on healing the gut and digestive system. Also your liver because liver is responsible for a lot of detoxing.

After you repair and heal/detoxed your system then start eating healthy for a while. Then after that try eating something oily for a test drive.

Theres a chance you wont breakout because your body can now process it and remove the toxins out better but ofcourse that doesnt mean you can now eat unhealthy because that will just put you back to square one.

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Nicomide (prescription) and culture like probiotic have worked for me when used in conjunction with the regimen. Hope this helps.


Current Regimen Started June 2013:

AM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

acne.org moisturizer

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

PM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

1/2 acne.org moisturizer + 1/2 acne.org AHA+ 5 drops jojoba oil

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

Current Supplements: Nicomide, Culturelle Probiotic.

Current Status: 100% clear


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My question is, is there any vitamin pills that can help prevent acne in my situation?


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”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Hmm.. Maybe your body is impaired or unable to process it properly because of the years of unhealthy diet?

So it makes sense if you first cleanse your system and focus on healing the gut and digestive system. Also your liver because liver is responsible for a lot of detoxing.

After you repair and heal/detoxed your system then start eating healthy for a while. Then after that try eating something oily for a test drive.

Theres a chance you wont breakout because your body can now process it and remove the toxins out better but ofcourse that doesnt mean you can now eat unhealthy because that will just put you back to square one.

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Probiotics maintain healthy gut flora and enhance immune function. Nicomide contains zinc, niacin, folate and copper. These nutrients redice inflammation, help repair skin and may be lacking in some people with acne.


Current Regimen Started June 2013:

AM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

acne.org moisturizer

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

PM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

1/2 acne.org moisturizer + 1/2 acne.org AHA+ 5 drops jojoba oil

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

Current Supplements: Nicomide, Culturelle Probiotic.

Current Status: 100% clear


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