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#1 invisiblenetrix

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:17 PM

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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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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

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.

Edited by AghhNe, 04 September 2013 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:25 AM

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:
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acne.org cleanser
acne,org BP
acne.org moisturizer
NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream
Neutrogena sensitive skin SPF 30
Carmex lip balm

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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

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:17 AM

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

 

No, there is no magic pill.  And it may not be that your body has any difficulty processing fats, but that it can't process the trans fats in the junk food human bodies aren't meant to process. 

 

However, there are things you can do to improve fat metabolism.  But they aren't magic and will not produce overnight results. 

 

There's info on improving fat metabolism in the Good Things for Acne thread pinned right there at the top of this forum.


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[ 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.

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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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#5 invisiblenetrix

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

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.

This I completely agree. u say to cleanse my system and focus on healing the gut and digestive system. Apart from staying away from fatty oily food, is there other things that I should be doing to speed track this or for a better cleanse?

 

 

No, there is no magic pill.  And it may not be that your body has any difficulty processing fats, but that it can't process the trans fats in the junk food human bodies aren't meant to process. 

 

However, there are things you can do to improve fat metabolism.  But they aren't magic and will not produce overnight results. 

 

There's info on improving fat metabolism in the Good Things for Acne thread pinned right there at the top of this forum.

Thanks mate. Spent a great deal reading your pinned post. Unfortunately I'm learning all of this new for the first time so it will take some time for me to absorb all of that knowledge. No magic pill that's fine. In ur opinion, is improvement in my fat metabolism a solution? Can I just add that my normal metabolism is extremely quick. I'm roughly 183cm tall and only weigh 65 kilos. Been doing my best to gain weight and having 3 large meals a day. But still can't seem to put on any weight. Trying to set an ideal weight of 70kg

 

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

Probiotics is for cleansing the digestive system right? What are the benefits gained from taking these pills? I'm on no regimen and have ditched all products and only using Dan's AHA which is wondering wonders.


Edited by invisiblenetrix, 05 September 2013 - 06:00 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

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
Neutrogena sensitive skin SPF 30
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, Viviscal, Nordic Naturals Omega 3, Emergen-C, Culturelle Probiotic.

Current Status: 99% clear


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