Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:12 PM
Eat real, whole nutrient dense foods. Avoid added sugar, especially in drinks. Avoid high glycemic impacting meals.
Figure out any food intolerances you might have and avoid them. And even if you aren't intolerant, Gluten isn't good for anyone and there are numerous ways dairy affects acne (and other hormone issues & cancer cell growth) and so neither should be big parts of your diet.
Sleep well at night in the dark. Get up in the morning and get out in the daylight as much as possible. Be active every day. And manage stress.
And don't screw up your skin's attempts to function with soaps and topicals.
Edited by alternativista, 19 September 2013 - 08:44 AM.
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!