I remember about six months ago I had a face full of cystic acne. I cried so much because I didn't know if it would ever go away. I decided that if I was going to clear up my skin, it would be with my own initiative, as doctors were always unable to help me. After years of research here is what I came up with to get absolutely clear skin.
I am on a strict anti-inflammatory diet. Here is how all my meals look:
Large portion of meat, cheese, eggs or other no-carb animal products. (This does not include milk as it has about 14 g of sugar per cup, and your goal is 0 grams)
1 small serving of vegetables
for snacks I eat nuts or berries, or very small amounts of fruit. I try to keep my carb intake at 5 carbs per snack and preferably 0 grams of sugar.
Nuts are very good as they break down in your stomach very slowly and are especially good to eat before you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning you won't crave sugar as much because at night you got a steady supply from the nuts. The best to eat are almonds and walnuts.
I always eat my protein (no carbs) first. Then I wait about 10 minutes and eat my carbs (such as veggies, and berries).
I take a fibre supplement as I don't get enough from this diet.
I only drink water and tea (with no sugar added). If I drink alcohol it has to be hard alcohol shots as they contain no sugar.
I try to eat about 6 times a day.
I found that I break out when my blood sugar is low and I bring it up too high too quickly. That is why I eat my protein first, because it breaks down slowly and provides me with a slow steady supply of energy.
Symptoms I got from my crazy blood sugar (before I found this diet) :
having to take naps in the middle of the day
craving sugar (like juice and cake) to get a quick fix of energy
sleeping after eating
heart palpitations (feeling your heart beat in your chest)
unable to gain any weight