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5ive

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In Topic: 5ive's Personal Regimen Log - Mild Acne on Dan Kerr's Regime (DKR)

12 September 2014 - 10:00 AM

GRAPES OF WRATH.

 

The weather changed, and so did my skin. AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS: ACNE. I got FOUR WHITEHEADS, side by side, on the bottom of my chin. It was burning and felt like my skin was so oily. 

 

Why did this happen?

-weather (obvi)

-BAD DIET

 

I really want to touch on this point: DIET. Diet has been BY FAR THE HARDEST THING. Crappy food is literally EVERYWHERE. If it's cheap and easy to get it, it's probably really bad. And we all know that. 

 

It's common sense, I get it.

 

But sticking to that common sense is hard. The past few weeks for me have been difficult with work and venturing on new projects. In that time I've sacrificed taking proper care of myself and eating nutrient rich food. Instead I opted for McDonald's and potato chips. 

 

It's kind of dumb that I keep doing this to myself. But at least I know what to bring myself out of this mess.


In Topic: Why The Bias?

21 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

I remember reading those pages, too, on acne.org. It was surprising to read that diet was brushed off so easily, and Dan himself has stated that he gave up milk, saw himself getting clear, but attributed this to being malnourished in regards to calories.

 

It's a sad reality that money IS the motivating factor in most pharmaceuticals. There is no money in promoting natural, diet-related remedies. Right before I found out about giving up milk, I was prescribed accutane. I was told my acne was "all over my cheeks" and was moderate. You can see for yourself on my log that this was not the case. The doc was literally handing out prescriptions of accutane like it was no big deal. Luckily I did my research and decided to take a more holistic approach to acne.

 

Low and behold, after reading for years diet is not related to acne, I decided, wtf, I am going to try it. And voila, months of clear skin. Showing that the statement by Dan that diet has little to no effect on skin and that BP will take care of any issues with diet is kind of garbage. Sure, I was decently clear just with BP, but I still would get breakouts and pimples here and there, diet was the missing link!


In Topic: 5ive's Personal Regimen Log - Mild Acne on Dan Kerr's Regime (DKR)

21 April 2014 - 06:19 AM

Both of the huge puffy zits beside my nose bled like crazy last night. I woke up with blood all over my cheek! The swelling and redness has subsided. The rest of my face is clear. I can tell I am headed in the right direction.

 

It's funny how I started this log with being "fuck this holistic crap." But then found that it was actually a huge piece in keeping myself clear and preventing new breakouts.

 

By eating a low GI diet and cutting out milk, I was able to kick acne for good in the butt!


In Topic: Self Sabotage

20 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

Thanks for the reply! It's pretty crazy we live in this society where are all of our triggers are so easily accessible. I gave up alcohol almost 2 years ago. I have a problem that once I start something, I don't know when to stop. This goes with everything including dairy and sugar. So it's best for me to cut it out!


In Topic: Epsom Salts Anybody?

20 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

It's weird that I read this topic, I just started using them!

 

I add them to my bath. It caused my skin to purge and it looks like a mess. It's been about a week and it's starting to clear.  I don't know if I'm a huge fan of products that make me breakout at first!