I've battling acne for 16 years and only in the last few years got a place where i can control it, not cure it.
woa..can u share wht all u have done nd tried maybe?
Yeah of course buddy.
Like most here, i have tried most things out there.
Exclusion diets, every med short of accutane.
The only med that ever worked for me is Benzyol peroxide, that said it took a year to get clear using it and ongoing treatment since then. One thing i will about, long game.
My acne got a lot better and much more controllable when i stopped restricting foods. Don't get me wrong, 90% of my diet is single ingredient nutrient dense foods, but if i fancy some chocolate i will go eat some. I have no evidence that this is directly related to my acne getting better. May be i am just growing out of it now? Restricting foods just made me miserable and my acne got worse. May be in my journey to be a nutrition coach my understanding of nutrient dense foods has just got better and i have taken a more balanced approach to what i eat, rather than just going extreme and only eating foods with the letter C in them lol
One thing is for sure, i only treat my face every 3 or 4 months now when i feel rather than see spot coming on. Sound silly but i can feel when my face is about to have melt down. Treat my face for about 2 weeks and only get one or two spots pop up after that.
The really sad thing here, there is no one glove fits all. Everyone has a different trigger. I am not going to say nutrition has had a definite impact but nor would i rule it out.