I have tried every diet thing going, apart from saturated fat maybe being a trigger i haven't really noticed any other correlation. I realize for some people it is simply a case of avoiding this or that, gluten or dairy etc, but maybe there are some of us where the "mental/psychological" factor is more significant than many consider?
How many of us acne on here are "emotional" [emo pussies lol] ?
I know personally i am a very anxious/easily stressed person [inside anyway], i may come across as very laid back but often my head is running inside. Also i have a very bad temper, although i don't think a bit of a temper tantrum now and then is significant. It is more long term state of mind.
I know my skin is better when i get to sleep earlier and i have a good long sleep, although getting this regularly, like avoiding stress, is easier said than done obviously. Also my skin is better when i am outside more - doesn't really mean anything either.
Sorry to go even more emo on you but maybe some us of don't have enough happiness etc to balance out the stress - "balance" in general. I am not as old as some of you yet but my acne seems to get worse the older i get, rather than the other way around and also my general state of mind seems to get worse really - taking less pleasure from life etc, more stress - i am not talking depression either. When i was younger i ate all kind of crap, took all kinds of crap, did all kinds of crap and my skin was fine. Now i eat generally what is considered "healthy" and live what is generally considered a "healthy" lifestyle, but my skin is crap. But is my mind "healthy" lol? Enough emo ramblings sorry.
Something to consider could be the whole gut connection - which is also linked to our state of mind though lol. As in, you are taking probiotics, which actually seem to break me out for some reason, also fiber can be a good thing but also a bad thing depending on how things are down there. Seems our guts play a large role in regulating our immune systems etc which is all connected to acne. There is a possible link between malabsorption of nutrients feeding the "wrong" bacteria or just too much bacteria and then this affecting our immune systems etc. Most likely just more bs though.