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

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Hello everyone,

I am 23 this year and I have oily skin for my entire life since my teenagehood. This year my skin condition got worsen after I came back from a vacation, a friend of mine introduced me to detox my body using organic vegetables diet. Strictly no sugar, meat, dairy, all sort of junks which may may the acne worsen.

However, I've been detox for one week and more and my acne got worsen! It breaks out every other day and it freaks me out! My friend told me it's perfectly normal when I want to detox my body. I also realized many stubborn blackheads come out from my face as well.

I feel so disgusted and depressed everyday when I look into the mirror :( I have became more withdrawal from my friends and always hide myself in the house huh.png

Did anybody go through the same thing during detox? Is it true that acne got worsen before it gets better? I can't wait for it to be healed. I hope detox my body is the right choice to do ;)

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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!). :)

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