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Best Type Of Alcohol?

25 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

I barley ever drink anymore but some situations it is hard to avoid it when going out with friends. Which type would have the least negative effects. I know to stay away from sugary mixed drinks and limit consumption so would shots of gin or liquor (dark or light) be best or a red wine (i know it has antioxidant properties). Always any specific brands of alcohol you guys know that aren't that bad in sugar/calories or gluten free? 


Please Help, Any Suggestions

17 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

So here is my story 23 year old male, have mild acne (mostly cystic), got worse after high school. I believe it is hormonal/hereditary  because my mother and siblings all have it as well. Like many have tried just about everything over the counter. I went to to a derm a couple years ago and he gave me tetracycline (which i shouldn't have taken) and a sulfur wash which didn't do much. I hated the idea of using harsh chemicals in or outside of the body so I took the holistic approach.  I have had laser treatments to remove red pigmentation marks and am currently getting TCA peels every 4 weeks. I also have at home glycolic and kojic peels I do. I also have a blue/red trophy skin light therapy I use mostly everyday. I wash with a salicylic and tea tree oil wash and different all natural types of soap, while using the Indian healing clay mask (100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay) mixed with raw honey and organic apple cider vinegar (keep it on for 1 hour). I started using a dermaroller to try to clear up some scars. 

 

Here is my diet I switched to a couple months ago.

-No dairy

-No meat

-Little to no wheat

-No sugar or chocolate

​-No alcohol 

-Almost all organic fruits, veggies, nuts, brown rice, oatmeal, lots of water, green tea and hot lemon water in the morning. 

It is to the point where I don't want to eat anything that I don't prepare myself. 

 

I am very athletic and workout 4-5 days a week. Meditate daily (very spiritual person). Did a 14 day liver detox.

 

Nothing I do stops my acne. Sure I breakout less and they may go away faster but the left over red spots WILL NOT leave. My face is constantly oily within 2 hours of not washing it. I think I have a problem with my glands (I sweat very easily at the gym or when i get nervous). I get a new red bump somewhere every few days so I am never completely clear and the red leftover pigmentation spots are the worst. I also get some body acne as well. 

 

I know it's not the worst thing in the world and I shouldn't let it effect me negatively but it effects my self esteem sending me into depression. I just feel like giving up. Any suggestions on what could work eusa_pray.gif ? Any responses are greatly appreciated. Much love