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I Have Just Started A Predominantly Low Gi Diet And Simple Topical Treatment For General Well Being And Mild/moderate Acne Vulgaris


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#1 BlueSalvia

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:18 AM

I'll cut to the chase....

 

I do not have any professional qualifications regarding dermatology or the like.

 

I do have mild/moderate acne vulgaris, that comes and goes when it pleases, since the age of 13ish and I am 28 years old.

 

I am trying a diet of plenty fresh veg and fruit, (predominantly veg) brown rice, lentils, chickpeas, flax seeds, nuts.

 

Drinking one glass of water and Apple Cider Vinegar (1 table spoon) a day.

 

Drinking plenty of water.

 

Reducing dairy intake.

 

Reducing potato intake.

 

Reducing sugar intake.

 

Reducing highly processed food.

 

Also concentrated tomato pasta sauces and tomato paste (it may exacerbate my acne, it feels like it does)

 

Also it is possible highly spiced food may aggravate it also.

 

Factors I cannot control is weather change.

 

I am also putting ACV on my face, 1 part water, 1 part ACV, but instead of leaving it on, I wash it off after 30-60 seconds

 

I have been doing most of these things for about 4 days, I will let you know in a few days or so how things are going, thanks for reading and all the best with your endeavors. 

 

Kind regards,

 

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

Good luck

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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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

Thankyou :)



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

Hi,

 

I am doing quite well with my diet,

 

I haven't strictly followed the diet but have consciously improved fresh veg and fruit intake and having ACV most days so far

 

My skin doesn't feel as irritated, a lot calmer :) which is great. 

 

I am going to continue eating more fresh veg and fruit, less caffeine, drinking diluted ACV, eating linseeds, chia seeds, lots of water, less highly processed food.

 

More gentle exercise

 

Not touching and picking face neutral.gif (I find it very difficult not to do this)

 

Sweeeeeeet rolleyes.gif

 

Thank you for reading and all the best with your efforts,

 

I'll keep reporting,

 

Kind regards,

 

Dilly 



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

Hi, 

 

Sticking to diet with a few exceptions, skin isn't too bad, I'll keep with it because its good for overall health :) 

 

All the best with your efforts to banish them dreaded blemishes, 

 

My heart goes out to all,

 

 

BlueSalvia



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:19 PM

Hi, good to hear that you have some good results from your low GI diet! I hope your skin will continue to calm down! :)



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes, one thing I've found good is using Clearasil perfecting face wash, doesn't get rid of completely but doesn't aggrevate and maybe even helps it a little, quite soothing and maybe reduces redness a little, so I'm sticking by it. :) Kind regards, Dilly



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:18 AM

Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes,  

 

 

Just keep finding good things to eat. Eventually you will replace the junk.  And yes, weather and stress can affect.  


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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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

Hi Alternativista,

 

how does weather affect acne?



Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes,  

 

 

Just keep finding good things to eat. Eventually you will replace the junk.  And yes, weather and stress can affect.  

Hi

 

how does weather affect acne?



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

Hi Alternativista,
 
how does weather affect acne?


Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes,  

 
 
Just keep finding good things to eat. Eventually you will replace the junk.  And yes, weather and stress can affect.  
Hi
 
how does weather affect acne?

Humidity tends to make skin oilier. And there tends to be a reduction in ceramides in winter which weakens skin making it more sensitive. There are probably others. And seasons I.e. Less vitamin d production in winter.

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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