You probably have a genetic predisposition to acne that means you have to work ten times as hard as the next guy to have great skin. You'll have to make some more lifestyle changes and you will probably also have to rely on some supplements to help you get there. Yes, this is possible even if no one in your family has acne. Genes are pretty dang complicated. You just happened to get that unique mix that left you vulnerable to acne.This is my short list of advice:To reduce the negative effects of insulin/glucose and IGF:- NO milk or milk products. Don't make the common mistake of replacing it with soy milk, which also has negative hormonal effects. If you need a milk substitute, go with unsweetened Almond or Rice milk.- NO sugar. This is a big one. NO soda. NO fruit juice. NO candy. NO desserts. Avoid refined carbs if you can.- NO caffeine. Caffeine is as bad or worse than sugar at negatively stimulating the insulin/glucose cycle. NO energy drinks. NO coffee. NO green/black/white tea.
I believe you in that stuff could potentially help one's skin, but I would be so depressed if I had to eliminate all of that stuff, haha! I'm clear (after severe acne for a decade) but I indulge in all of the above. XD
Does acne necessarily always have to be a genetic predisposition? What if it's just a temporary upset that goes away with a little effort? I think environment, stress, etc. have a pretty big influence, so it might be possible that one could have acne temporarily and not necessarily have to "battle" it their whole lives... just a thought. Not trying to argue with you though, you have a lot of good advice! (: