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The Two Times My Acne Was Cleared

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They were both camping/outdoor trips that lasted for a week. I ate lots of carbs and processed food yet was completely clear or very close by the end of these weeks.

1) Outdoors 24/7 (sun and fresh air)

2) Lots of exercise

3) Didn't think about my acne

Just proves to me that diet may effect acne but it is not the cause.

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there are definitely a lot of causes and cures! Topicals, sunshine, supplements, facials, diet, exercise...I've known people who use one or more of each method above to clear their acne!

The main thing is to try not to freak out about it too much, and try the things you feel could really be a sustainable cure.

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They were both camping/outdoor trips that lasted for a week. I ate lots of carbs and processed food yet was completely clear or very close by the end of these weeks.

1) Outdoors 24/7 (sun and fresh air)

2) Lots of exercise

3) Didn't think about my acne

Just proves to me that diet may effect acne but it is not the cause.

I've often noticed the same thing...my skin usually looks nice right after a beach trip. I've been reading about how some people use saltwater on their skin. Maybe being in the ocean (or being outdoors and sweating a lot) could have a nice effect too? Not to mention how much it helps to not be stressed out :)

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sun, exercise, no stress. fresh air. they all helped. but a strict diet would help more. I mean sure you'll have to cut out all the good stuff, but at least ya won't have acne. I wish I went to a REAL dermatologist sooner.

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sun, exercise, no stress. fresh air. they all helped. but a strict diet would help more. I mean sure you'll have to cut out all the good stuff, but at least ya won't have acne. I wish I went to a REAL dermatologist sooner.

False.

I still get acne on an insanely strict diet.

Ate tons of processed foods while my skin was cleared.

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The "travel paradox" has been reported many, many times and seems to be completely true.

People going on a cruise, visiting a different country, or simply a different city. It often involves poor hygiene and diet too...

Go figure.

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Great job! I understand what you mean about diet. I don't believe in one master cause; I think it's several small things, each exacerbating the issue a little more until it becomes worse. Emotions are a big part too! Stress has terrible effects on our bodies.

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sun, exercise, no stress. fresh air. they all helped. but a strict diet would help more. I mean sure you'll have to cut out all the good stuff, but at least ya won't have acne. I wish I went to a REAL dermatologist sooner.

False.

I still get acne on an insanely strict diet.

Ate tons of processed foods while my skin was cleared.

Yeah, I have been eating pretty damn well for over a month now, and it doesn't seem to have a lasting affect yet. I remember one weekend when I got quite a lot of sun (barely burnt just a little bit) and my face seemed to heal ALOT within the next few days.

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sun, exercise, no stress. fresh air. they all helped. but a strict diet would help more. I mean sure you'll have to cut out all the good stuff, but at least ya won't have acne. I wish I went to a REAL dermatologist sooner.

False.

I still get acne on an insanely strict diet.

Ate tons of processed foods while my skin was cleared.

Yeah, I have been eating pretty damn well for over a month now, and it doesn't seem to have a lasting affect yet. I remember one weekend when I got quite a lot of sun (barely burnt just a little bit) and my face seemed to heal ALOT within the next few days.

*glares at the rain*

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Just proves to me that diet may effect acne but it is not the cause.

Outdoors 24/7 means you drastically moved your melatonin cycle

more towards normal. A normal melatonin cycle stimulates cells to

produce more of a particular zinc-based anti-oxidant at night.

And though you might think this proves diet is not the cause, it's

even possible that eating in bright sunlight alters digestion. It could

be that fructose malabsorption interferes with absorbing both

zinc and tryptophan (a double whammy for melatonin's ability to

stimulate nighttime anti-oxidants), so that living in outdoor light

effectively altered your diet -- that part of your diet that is actually

successfully absorbed through the gut.

We most likely evolved at the equator, getting lots of UVB to

make Vitamin D year-round and suppress daytime melatonin

(sending many hormonal signals to many parts of the body),

while sleeping long hours at the same time every night in

more or less total darkness (at least as far as the spectrum

and intensity most effective at suppressing melatonin is concerned).

*glares at the rain*

Probably even most rainy days provide significantly more melatonin

suppression than any commonly available manmade indoor lighting.

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