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#3224377 Cinnamon--Why It Can Cure Acne

Posted by harlowefey on 11 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

I think diet has a LOT to do with acne. What you put in your body effects EVERYTHING i.e. your energy levels, your hair, your nails, Diabetes, Cancer, Menstrual regularity and menstrual pain, etc. A normal North American diet may not be deficient in vitamins, but it's deficient in balance and health. Most people with this "normal" diet are obese, which is one of the leading KILLERS in America today. Diet plays into heart disease, Cancer and Diabetes. So, it kind of seems like common sense that it would show up on your face too?

- I'M NOT A DOCTOR AND THIS IS JUST MY OPINION. I'm a vegan and a huge health freak!!!! All I do is research health and what not.

But I honestly think it has to be a combination of things. Like genes (my mom and dad both had acne), climate, lifestyle (stagnant, active, athlete), diet, stress, etc. Food is energy. We need food to live, we need water to live. Our whole body uses food. It isn't just some little thing we need here and there. We need to eat everyday, a few times a day to stay alive. I think it's HUGE in acne.

That being said, when I first became a vegan I detoxed like crazy and broke out. But after a while my skin glows in between the few zits here and there. And I usually only break out when I pick or it's that time of the month.

My aunt and grandma and mom are also all vegan, and they have gorgeous skin (b******!!). They NAW ON CINNAMON STICKS.. because it helps with preventing grazing throughout the day and it's good for your metabolism. I dunno whytf i stopped eating cinnamon recently, but I'm getting back into it. In fact, I'm going to the store right now and I'm raiding the shelves. Can i used powdered cinnamon instead? I don't like capsules because they are usually gelatin based, which is derived from animals. Anyway, that's my rant!!!!

#3223381 Help! Detox For 2 Weeks Made My Acne Worsen! Is It Normal? :(

Posted by harlowefey on 07 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

YEAH, totally normal.. I THINK! When I became a vegan three years ago, I started breaking out with cysts and nodules which had never happened before. Then I went to Cuba, and it RAN RAMPID all over my face. I came back and it was sooo bad that I was forced to stay home with my boyfriend ( god bless him, he stuck with me through the whole thing and supported me even though I ... hideous in my eyes). Anyway, went to the derm, got my face balanced.

once in a while I get a new cyst or its normal for me to have at least one in the winter months. But if I eat anything bad or drink and then go back to my healthy ways, in a few days I will see a new pimple or cysts or whatever. And i know it's from the detoxing. I stopped drinking recently and its been about three weeks and my skin is still recovering. My body is super sensitive though.. But when you detox, you body pushes all the toxins out of your body through sweat and your oil glands and other.. places. So i think its normal. Just don't pick, drink LOTS OF WATER WITH LEMON in it and your skin will be glowing soon enough.

Addition/Edit: I get really depressed when I break out too, and don't leave the house. I go to the gym everyday, so when I wake up in the morning and I'm in a bad way, I don't usually go to the gym and I'll hide in my room and nurse my face back to health. It's hard these days, because everyone expects perfection and you go out and people stare at you. A thing I try to practise is putting a sheet over the mirror in the bathroom so i don't stare at myself in the mirror or pick and I find that it brightens my mood a bit. I also imagine myself with clear skin in my mind and always try to have faith in whatever regimen I'm doing. It's always important in your MIND'S EYE to picture yourself with clear skin. It improves my mood and everything. Also, another trick I learned, if I get a big swollen cyst I will take two ASPIRIN with a big glass of water and the swelling really does go down. But don't use that all the time, because drugs aren't good. Lol! Anyway, I hope this helps you. Don't let it get you down.. so many people have acne and it's a part of life. With patience and faith you can conquer all evil (acne!). :)