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Acne Diet First Days Make The Acne Worse?

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Hi, I'm in my 7th day of the acne diet. The first days my acne was pretty good and looking to clear up but now i have a lot of acne maybe even more then before i started this diet. Is this normal or should I stop? (i have got more acne but especially on the red scars/marks and around my jaw)The redness of the scars/marks did clear up a bit do.

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What is your diet like? My acne was worse for a month, than it cleared up.

pretty much no dairy,no sugar and no gluten, Also only Low Glycemic index foods.

For drinks only water and homemade juices.

and a lot of vegetables and fruits.

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Do NOT drink fruit juice. It is always bad for skin... you pretty much drink sugar. Vegetable juices and smoothies with fruits are ok.

Be careful with the fruits, I didnt think that I break out from them, but... I do, when I eat more than a few in the morning.

Be careful with the nuts! I wouldnt eat them in the first month at least.

Check your omega 3-6 balance : very important for calming down the inflammation.

I guess your skin is detoxing. If it doesnt get better in 1-2 weeks, just stop eating fruits and nuts, up the fish, spinach, green veggies and research the benefits of green smoothies and cod liver oil. Detox should last max. for a month.

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If you change your diet suddenly and not subtly, you will see an increase in acne. If it continues for months on end, then something may not be working. I was on the endless diet chaange wheel forever and decided to take my bow and step off as it never helped my acne. I still eat healthy but just not paleo (still dairy and gluten free though).


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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If you change your diet suddenly and not subtly, you will see an increase in acne. If it continues for months on end, then something may not be working. I was on the endless diet chaange wheel forever and decided to take my bow and step off as it never helped my acne. I still eat healthy but just not paleo (still dairy and gluten free though).

Do not agree with this. You just did something wrong. Paleo do not cause more acne on the long run. Maybe for the first 1-2 months, but when you eat hypoallergenic, non-inflammatory diet, you must get better. If you dont, you eat something you dont know you have an intolerance for or eat toooooo much omega 6 (common mistake on paleo when starting out : too much meat, non organic meat, tooooo much fruit, nuts, COFFEE)

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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?


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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If you change your diet suddenly and not subtly, you will see an increase in acne. If it continues for months on end, then something may not be working. I was on the endless diet chaange wheel forever and decided to take my bow and step off as it never helped my acne. I still eat healthy but just not paleo (still dairy and gluten free though).

Do not agree with this. You just did something wrong. Paleo do not cause more acne on the long run. Maybe for the first 1-2 months, but when you eat hypoallergenic, non-inflammatory diet, you must get better. If you dont, you eat something you dont know you have an intolerance for or eat toooooo much omega 6 (common mistake on paleo when starting out : too much meat, non organic meat, tooooo much fruit, nuts, COFFEE)

You can disagree with me all you want. I am tired of the blame game with diet which says its the acne suffers fault when it fails. I have cut out, out back in, done organic, etc etc etc. There is something else at work with my acne so don't judge because something worked for you and you think it will work for everyone. Paleo is not the cure all diet for everyone.


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?

Salmon,brown rice, more vegetables (cucumber,carrot,spinach,tomato) more fruits (apple,orange,grapes).

And eliminated sweets like chocolate,gummy bears etc, no other drinks then water and home made juices

And some nuts.

Also some supplements for zinc, omega 3 and some vitamins (a,d,c)

In the past I have eaten a lot of foods that are no good for skin & health, I would never eat what i eat now.

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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?

Salmon,brown rice, more vegetables (cucumber,carrot,spinach,tomato) more fruits (apple,orange,grapes).

And eliminated sweets like chocolate,gummy bears etc, no other drinks then water and home made juices

And some nuts.

Also some supplements for zinc, omega 3 and some vitamins (a,d,c)

In the past I have eaten a lot of foods that are no good for skin & health, I would never eat what i eat now.

Is this acne different from what you have before? How sugary are these juices? Are you having them with a meal?

Note: my jawline acne turned out to be a citrus intolerance.


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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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?

Salmon,brown rice, more vegetables (cucumber,carrot,spinach,tomato) more fruits (apple,orange,grapes).

And eliminated sweets like chocolate,gummy bears etc, no other drinks then water and home made juices

And some nuts.

Also some supplements for zinc, omega 3 and some vitamins (a,d,c)

In the past I have eaten a lot of foods that are no good for skin & health, I would never eat what i eat now.

Is this acne different from what you have before? How sugary are these juices? Are you having them with a meal?

Note: my jawline acne turned out to be a citrus intolerance.

The acne after i started the diet is not a lot different from before, just some white heads on the red marks/scars and on my jawline, I did not have this before the diet, Usualy they would apear somewhere else (head,nose)

for the juices i don't know exactly how sugary they realy are, I just squeeze some oranges for example and drink it. And yes i do take some of the juices with a meal

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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?

Salmon,brown rice, more vegetables (cucumber,carrot,spinach,tomato) more fruits (apple,orange,grapes).

And eliminated sweets like chocolate,gummy bears etc, no other drinks then water and home made juices

And some nuts.

Also some supplements for zinc, omega 3 and some vitamins (a,d,c)

In the past I have eaten a lot of foods that are no good for skin & health, I would never eat what i eat now.

Is this acne different from what you have before? How sugary are these juices? Are you having them with a meal?

Note: my jawline acne turned out to be a citrus intolerance.

The acne after i started the diet is not a lot different from before, just some white heads on the red marks/scars and on my jawline, I did not have this before the diet, Usualy they would apear somewhere else (head,nose)

for the juices i don't know exactly how sugary they realy are, I just squeeze some oranges for example and drink it. And yes i do take some of the juices with a meal

Oranges juice is sugar. DO NOT drink sugar without food to lower the glycemic impact. And I bet your new jawline acne is a food intolerance. And it could likely be the oranges.

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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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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?

Salmon,brown rice, more vegetables (cucumber,carrot,spinach,tomato) more fruits (apple,orange,grapes).

And eliminated sweets like chocolate,gummy bears etc, no other drinks then water and home made juices

And some nuts.

Also some supplements for zinc, omega 3 and some vitamins (a,d,c)

In the past I have eaten a lot of foods that are no good for skin & health, I would never eat what i eat now.

Is this acne different from what you have before? How sugary are these juices? Are you having them with a meal?

Note: my jawline acne turned out to be a citrus intolerance.

The acne after i started the diet is not a lot different from before, just some white heads on the red marks/scars and on my jawline, I did not have this before the diet, Usualy they would apear somewhere else (head,nose)

for the juices i don't know exactly how sugary they realy are, I just squeeze some oranges for example and drink it. And yes i do take some of the juices with a meal

Oranges juice is sugar. DO NOT drink sugar without food to lower the glycemic impact. And I bet your new jawline acne is a food intolerance. And it could likely be the oranges.

thanks!!! i'm going to stop eating and drinking oranges. are apples ok?

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What are you eating more of since changing your diet?

Salmon,brown rice, more vegetables (cucumber,carrot,spinach,tomato) more fruits (apple,orange,grapes).

And eliminated sweets like chocolate,gummy bears etc, no other drinks then water and home made juices

And some nuts.

Also some supplements for zinc, omega 3 and some vitamins (a,d,c)

In the past I have eaten a lot of foods that are no good for skin & health, I would never eat what i eat now.

Is this acne different from what you have before? How sugary are these juices? Are you having them with a meal?

Note: my jawline acne turned out to be a citrus intolerance.

The acne after i started the diet is not a lot different from before, just some white heads on the red marks/scars and on my jawline, I did not have this before the diet, Usualy they would apear somewhere else (head,nose)

for the juices i don't know exactly how sugary they realy are, I just squeeze some oranges for example and drink it. And yes i do take some of the juices with a meal

Oranges juice is sugar. DO NOT drink sugar without food to lower the glycemic impact. And I bet your new jawline acne is a food intolerance. And it could likely be the oranges.

thanks!!! i'm going to stop eating and drinking oranges. are apples ok?

Few people are intolerant to apples, but it's still possible. You just have to try it. But drinking apple juice is basically drinking sugar.


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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