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Hey, I posted this in another forum, but since I am an adult:) I will post it here as well.

I am 25 year old male and had acne from mild to severe since age 13. It goes back and force on the severity range. I had accutane at 19 years old. It made me vegetarian because it ruined my stomach by not able to digest meat. I eat fish though. Anyways, my face was clear for only a year after the treatment. After that I started having acne again. but this time the acne was more moderate than severe. Anyways, I went through all the bull s*** again with all the crap medications out there. Nothing worked. Than I tested my blood for food allergies. And it said that I was allergic to gluten. so in summer 2004, I eliminated gluten products from my diet. And gluten is in alot of food products, you can search it online. Anyways, my acne got reduced by about 70%. so that was pretty good. But it was so hard to stay on it and so eventually I started eating gluten products again and started getting my usual acne.

So now I am F****** sick of this acne. And trying something drastic and avoiding all the common allergens. And start eating all natural and nothing processed. I will start eating like people ate over several centuries before before the invention of processing grains, refined carbs, etc... well close to it:P

I am avoiding refined and/or concentrated carbs, trans fats, salt and iodine. Also avoiding hot liquids, spicy food, alcohol (these agravate rosacea). Also avoiding corn and potatoes coz it digest like grains. Avoid fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate (found in most toothpaste, known to agravate perioral dermatitis). Avoiding all artificial sugary foods: dougnuts, pastries, even chocolate. Avoiding all dairy including eggs.

I will eat: raw fruits and veggies, some fish. Limit nuts and avocados, coz even too much good fat can be bad for you:) NO oils coz oils cum from nuts and olives. why not eat the original thing? its less processing:P

HOwever on occasion, I would give myself a break mentally and physically and eat whatever I want. Maybe 1 day a week. we will see:) But no more than 1 day a week:)

Products I use currently that seem to bleach my skin and control somewhat my acne:

mournings-

Clean and Clear Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser (10%): on entire face

Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) with tea tree oil: only on fresh pimples

Clean and Clear Salicylic Acid (0.5%) moisturizer: on entire face (this is a good non-oily moisturizer)

nights (before bed time)-

Clean and Clear Exfoliater for black heads: on entire face

Clean and Clear Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser (10%); on entire face

Glymed Plus Serious Action Skin Astringent No. 5 (5% salicylic acid): on fresh pimples and old red marks

(this is very very strong stuff, it reduces my cysts and bleaches and peels my red bumps)

Clean and Clear Salicylic Acid (0.5%) moisturizer: on entire face (this is a good non-oily moisturizer)

Well this is it. we will see if its working for me:) wish me luck!!

Again this is my experience, just want to post it here coz I read alot of the posts and think maybe someone would benefit from what I am doing. maybe I will benefit from this regimen. OH Dan's regimen was just too weak for my skin. so didn't work.

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Good luck with your new routine... you must have amazing willpower to cut out all of those foods! I have often thought about a raw foods diet but I doubt I would be able to stick to it. I hope all this sacrifice pays off for you! :D

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I admire your determination dan but personally i dont think its a good idea....giving yourself a break from it 1 day a week makes good sense though...good luck and let me know how your doing

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Update-

Well I noticed my face is a little whiter. the red marks seem to be fading a little. And right now I only have one fresh pimple. and its not that big. I do have several red left over marks on left and left upper cheeck. But they seem to be fading :) So far so good!! I am giving it a month. I totally pigged out on my day off from my diet :dance:

Update-

Well I noticed my face is a little whiter. the red marks seem to be fading a little. And right now I only have one fresh pimple. and its not that big. I do have several red left over marks on left and left upper cheeck. But they seem to be fading :) So far so good!! I am giving it a month. I totally pigged out on my day off from my diet :dance:

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