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  1. It's very weird because for me potatoes can be incredibly bad for my skin, but other times I can eat them and be totally fine. It seems that whenever I get a baked potato from a restaurant or even make them myself I break out with large pimples somewhere on my face within a few hours. When I eat baked sweet potatoes I notice the same thing, maybe even worse, literally every time. However, I've been eating peeled, boiled red potatoes every day for a few weeks, and my skin seems to be fine. Last night though I was at a steakhouse where my options we basically french fries or baked potato so I took the potato, and sure enough I had some new pimps that night. It seems that in order to stay clear I need to stay low glycemic, low fodmap, low iodine which is I think why the peeled and boiled red potatoes work for me. What types of potatoes are ok for you guys and how do you cook them?
  2. Hi guys just started my 3 month isotretinoin prescription ( 2nd day ) I'm just woundering if I can still take some vitamins apart from vit a. Like zinc, vit d3 and I just started hydrochloride with pepsin as I though I had low stomach acid, serrapeptase ive just received today so im it sure if I can take this and also milk thistle what I stopped taking when starting this course of medication, I'm not sure what I can take whilst using isotretinoin. also for those that have used isotretinoin what foods did you guys eat throughout, I know your meant to take it with a fatty meal which I have been, but what did you guys eat day to day or did you not have a specific diet you followed. As before I started isotretinoin I was eating mainly fish and vegetables, some fruit and little bits of meat. But I seen some guy saying eat whatever so I may have over indulged in some sugary seeets yesterday. i just don't want extend the period I'm on isotretinoin by eating crappy foods which though made my acne worse before, I think a main culprit for me was gluten but I was never tested so I'm it sure but have stopped eating gluten stuff hope someone can help
  3. The question has been circling in my mind for a while now... is the fact I’m having more sex the reason I’m getting acne? Ill give you some background info on my situation. I’ve never had any huge breakouts for most of my life. Always had clear skin. Until I went on the implant/met my man. i hated the implant and had it removed pretty fast. They say the hormones leave your body, but I’m not sure if they have? (Could be a factor) I have been vegan for over a year, but recently gluten free and unfortunately I wasn’t watching what I was eating for a few months. Gluten free products are processed, packed with tonnes of sugar and unhealthy fats which cause candida overgrowth which can eventually lead to leaky gut syndrome thus leading to acne because leaky gut is where what you eat goes into the blood stream and passes through the blood brain barrier... check can cause an immune response. I had been eating grains and dairy for years so the damage to my gut wall was already pretty bad. I meditate a lot and raise my vibration so my body physically cannot eat low vibrational foods. So, with my boyfriend, we were staying up late sometimes 1-3 am sometimes 4-5am. We were eating Red Thai curry with rice (GRAINS GRR) without realising the damage was and doing. It’s also very sugary and fatty. So there arenthose factors. I hadn’t been exfoliating or using any products consistently - but I am now. My routine is working and my skin is starting to clear slightly. I keep food diary. Ive sarted working out 5 times a week.(cardio, yoga, walks) I stick to time-restricted eating. Which is where you eat in a 8-12 hour gap. Your liver had a circadian rhythm too. I do not eat anything processed, I eat fresh leafy green vegetables. Around 5-7 a day. I try to eat a small amount of fruit (because fructose is still inflammatory) lots of herbsand spices. Maca, hemp, linseed etc. I drink lots of water. Now to talk about the other factor that’s playing on my mind. My partner and I have a age gap relationship which makes me think his gut bacteria, which can be found in his saliva is being spread to me through kissing. When we do oral I get a yeast infection. We also sometimes have sex 2-4 times a day. We have sex lots during the week we are quite horny for each other. However, it can be so overwhelming and stressful because it feels like I’ve tried everything and how am I supposed to heal if my boyfriend is the one with an overgrowth so ever time we get intimate I’m at risk of an acne break out?! ...and he also has stubble (which is irritating to my skin and stimulates oil production, clogging the pores. ) is being respectful and not kissing me too roughly any more. But sometimes I still feel sore around my chin after a long session of making out and love making. He understands and listens to me and has been cooking us healthy food when I stay over (which is 3-4 times week) he is making an effort. He has athletes foot which is a sign of Candida over growth- he really wants to heal it too! my main question is: Are my hormones going crazy because of all the sex? Should I take a break from sexand see if my acne goes away? Has anyone else experienced this? please help! Who has usedClindamycin Phosphate? Does it work?
  4. Garlic.

    Forums Adult acne 2 replies

    Hello everyone, recently i've been eating organic, already peeled garlic gloves in the morning, afternoon and before bed. Other than that... Water water water, no soda. A quick way to get your vitamins is to combine coconut water (pure) with mixed greens ... you can buy these in square boxes at most supermarkets. And bananas, because they are cheap and filled with potassium and will bring out flavor in your shakes. There is one that contains A C K vitamins, which will give you energy, make you feel amazing, look amazing and ready to be you. Garlic is very potent, and the reason I brought this up along with other vitamins because in 2007 I suffered a neck boil and never had it cleared. It eventually spread and I had bacne, horrible neck scars and cysts, and all types of weird cysts, infections, and tunneling. What caused it was staph bacteria, so if I can clear up from exercise and diet you can to. Because mine was bad, and I fixed it nearly in 3 months with the power of food. Most of you probably have small patches of acne, so one week of doing this you'll feel incredible, ...depending on your age and weight results might take longer. I'm 5'5, 130 lbs up from 115 and being sick. I love you all, and if anybody would like to message me with any questions you may feel free to message me on here.
  5. Given the huge range of lotions, brushes and supplements out there that claim to help reduce or even remove acne, it can be quite disheartening for people with the condition to be repeatedly met by failure or unsatisfactory results each time they try something new. Some products may be more effective than others, but there's more to preventing acne than simply trying to medicate it. One of the best ways to help battle the problem is to eat foods that are rich in minerals and vitamins that are not just natural and incredibly beneficial for the skin, but healthy for the whole body too. Nuts Not only are nuts full of natural energy, the majority are also packed with vitamins that are proven to be great for the skin. Look for unprocessed varieties such as kernels, almonds, pine and macadamia for example rather than those out of a packet coated in salt and oils. Such nuts contain plenty of selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and iron - that serve to keep the skin healthy and supple. Red Grapes Feel free to eat the seeds as well, as the entire grape is also full of antioxidants that can help prevent the inflammation that become apparent through skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Like nuts these can be nibbled on and picked at over the course of the day, keeping these beneficial chemicals constantly working through the body. Oily Fish Often called 'fatty' fish, salmon, sardines and mackerel are among the best because they are full of essential Omega 3 oils that help reduce the capacity for the skin to become inflamed while unclogging blocked pores. Omega 3 is available in supplements, but nothing beats naturally ingesting these foods for the maximum potential benefit. Avocados Not only delicious and highly versatile, avocados are one of the best and most efficient sources of vitamin C that not only prevents inflammation but also serves as a natural moisturizer for the skin. Try to eat a whole fruit a few times a week, ideally in a healthy salad (minus any creamy dressings!) or whole meal sandwich. In case avocado isn't to taste, artichokes share similar properties. Brown Rice Sure it takes longer to prepare than white but that's no excuse given that it's not just incredibly more nutritious but contains a wealth of acne fighting properties. Full of protein and magnesium, it is also a wonderful natural source of vitamin B that is a powerful regulator of overactive hormones - that in many cases is causally linked to the development of acne. Fennel This is a slightly more obscure ingredient but one worth mentioning for cooks who like to use plenty of fresh root vegetables in their recipes, fennel is a wonderful aid for the digestive system and helps encourage the excretion of toxins and free radicals that can be stubborn to shift. Remember that the skin is a bodily organ, and just like kidneys, heart, liver etc its performance is directly in relation to how well the rest of the body is. Maintaining a strong digestive tract should be key to anyone having difficulties with acne. Broccoli Perhaps most people's favorite super food, broccoli is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K - the complete package when it comes to maintaining overall health, with great knock-on benefits for the skin. Like all such vegetables try to steam rather than boil to prevent nutrients slipping out while cooking. Garlic Renowned for centuries thanks to its health giving benefits, garlic is one of the best and certainly most easily available foods for its antioxidant powers. It prevents the inflammation of the skin and helps the immune system to function, and is available in concentrated vitamin supplements for those who find its taste too pungent. These are some of the recommended foods that prevent acne and by replacing your junk food with healthier alternatives, you are keeping your body healthy.
  6. Road to clear skin

    Blogs Nathan

    Hi Everyone It's my first blog and I'm excited and nerve wrecking at the same time to be blogging about - you-know-it ; Acne. Well to kick it off , I didn't know little things like this can actually destroy you, well for me , destroy my life in general. It made me feel somewhat vunerable and reserved. I know for a fact that I'm not that kind of person but oh sharks acne proves me wrong. So I'm gonna change my lifestyle and see how it goes !! 1st thing to do is of course eat healthy , which I have been doing pretty much the entire year. By healthy I mean only eat organic food and drink lots of bone broth (which I heard is good for you). 2nd is to change my bed sheets . I don't know for a fact whether not changing bedsheets contribute to having acne or not or am I just over thinking but hey who knows. 3rd step is to clean the fan and install air filter to it. Believe it or not , staying indoors is 5X more polluted than being outdoor ! I genuinely think that contributed to my bad skin too . 4th step is to go to the Naturopath and find out my Food intolerance and check for any nutrient deficiencies. I think that should be the first step hahah but nevermind. Anyways , I think is about time to go get my health checked and see the root of the problem rather than masking it. I'm really hoping changing my lifestyle helps with this horrible issue I'm facing haha. Ohya , I'm actually going to see the Naturopath tomorrow so hopefully they'll get to find out the cause of it. I'll update you guys once I'm back from the clinic . If you have anything to say , just leave a comment yeah , I'll reply to Everyone. Takecare!!!
  7. What is happening? I've been avoiding certain foods lately, but today I ate a piece of chocolate (something I've been avoiding). Does this look like an allergic reaction or breakout? I have tiny red bumps only on the right side of my face
  8. Ok, fascinating video here on the severe damage diet has within the body, and it's effect on the prevalence of acne.Hard to dismiss these scientific facts!
  9. So this is my Second Month on Accutane (Week 7) with the dose being 80 m/g (40 in the morning, 40 at night). My dermotologist told me to eat it right after a meal that contains a good amount of fat. In the morning I eat it right afer I have a meal with 28 grams of Fat. At night I usually just eat it with whatever my parents make. So I was just wondering, Is 28 grams of fat ok? or should I go for more?
  10. hey everyone, I struggle with acne and going to the gym. Mostly because of the amount of dairy involved in a high protein diet. I made a video on my acne friendly protein shake which helps my skin SO much!
  11. I have read that you can't eat bread,cookies,diary products,so what can i eat as a snack except fruits and veggies?
  12. Diet and Acne

    Forums General acne discussion 6 replies

    I eat like total crap. Bags of candy and cookies everyday, ice cream, crackers I’m a total binge eater and have always been. Although I have seen progress with my skin, starting tomorrow I’m going to fix up my diet significantly and then I’ll finally see if it makes mine worse and by how much. I’ll keep posting in here.
  13. I have had acne since i was 14 years old and i'm 16 now. i have been on accutane (isotretinoin) for a little over a month now and my skin is clearing up pretty well. i woke up with like 4 pimples which never happens. i don't know if its the food i'm eating i just don't know. leaving any suggestions what kind of meals i can eat that would help my skin would be much appreciated. thanks (bread seems to break me out so thats a no no)
  14. Has anyone tried adult acnomel spot treatment? It contains sulfur, and resorcinol. I used this product twice, years apart, on two different occasions, and got terrible blister type lesions where the medicine was. I went on the dr. And was diagnosed with a sulfur/ sulfa allergy. I've had acne for 13 years. Typically located on the lower half of my face. Is there any connection between long term acne, and eating sulfur foods? I would assume if I cannot put it on my face, ingesting it would be an issue, and is maybe contributing to my acne. Any one else out there with a similar issue? Thank you!
  15. I've told my story numerous times in other topics, so I am going to keep this short. Bottom line is, I am a 20 years old guy with very persistent acne. At some point, it was terrible enough for me to take Accutane, which worked very nice during the time I took it. Acne came back shortly after finishing a long, low dose course. Now it is annoying enough to ruin some of my days but not as bad as before. Accutane was the only thing that ever worked for me, and here are some facts that I've noticed over the last couple of years: I first got oily skin and then (mild) acne when I was around 14. Since then it kept getting worse Acne has always been accompanied by an extremely oily skin. Even during Accutane, my face would get oily after around 8 hours, especially around my nose, which had constant blackheads. Shortly after finishing the Accutane course, the oily skin returned. Not as horrifying as before, but pretty bad My body was always hairy, even as a teen (15 years old), when none of my friends and acquaintances had such developed hair on their legs and hands. Basically, if I don't trim it from time to time, you can barely make out the color of my skin. I sweat enough for it to be an annoyance Very high libido and I get turned on extremely easy Trouble sleeping: it takes a long time to fall asleep even when I am tired and "sleepy". After I do fall asleep, I sleep for very long and still wake up tired Never noticed a link between diet (not "healthy", but I do not eat junk/fast food and I try to keep an acceptable diet) and acne, especially infamous aliments like dairy, sweets, soda, processed food, etc. Accutane was the only treatment that worked for me (in this category I include topicals and oral treatments as well) These facts made me think that maybe my acne is related to hormones, and especially testosterone. Does this theory make any sense to you, and if yes, is there anything that I can do in order to solve this?
  16. Mcdonalds gives pimples

    Forums Diet & holistic health 4 replies

    So , I think i haven proven well for myself that every single time i eat mcdonalds fries and their other food ... i get huge pimples!!! .. at first i thought maybe it could be stress because i have been a little stress but i would go a week without eatting it and my face would be so clear, and then i did a week where i ate it and bam pimples everywhere and big ones and i thought maybe to make sure i would go another week without eatting it and again face would be clear and then i ate it and pimples would begine to appear sooo ill probably never eat there fries or anything there again .. seems like they either use to much oil or it's something else in the food ... why i say that is because i tried other fast food places like wendys and burger king and my face was normal so im assuming mcdonalds is doing something different... has anyone else discovered this ?? Or if u have big pimples and u eat mcdonalds , i would try to not eat it ... works for me .. maybe it would work for others so yea
  17. Hi everyone. I suffered some mild acne for a bit and cleared it up from being on doxycycline for about 9 months. I eased off of the antibiotic and was doing pretty good. A year and a half later, I now have worse acne (Not even specifically in the same area, but the same type). I feel that I have tried everything! I eat a very clean inflammatory whole foods vegan diet. I'm currently taking Zinc but it isn't making that much of a difference. My doctor is prescribing me doxycycline again but I really want to stay off of it... I'll only go on it if there's a way to keep the acne away long term. Can taking probiotics with it help? I feel that my gut and digestion are all out of whack. Not sure if I should just take the antibiotic now as a quick fix then figure everything out with my digestion or just keep trying the natural route. Any help is greatly appreciated!! So desperate for some other opinions / guidance! Thank you! -Alexa
  18. 4 months with Diane-35

    Blogs Diane-35

    Already doing 4 months into this birth control pill... It has been a roller-coaster trip. Emotionally and physically. The good news? My ACNE has get a lot better, but it hasn´t disappear completely. I have already said it, but the thing of the breasts getting bigger is 100% true!. Also, my hirsutism has improve. And I don´t have massive, long periods as before. The bad side effects? First things first, my mood: I feel sometimes SO depressed, not knowing why. And my tummy is swollen as it has NEVER been before, I feel as if i was pregnant or something. And my appetite has increased a lot! In conclusion, it´s the pill worth it? Definitely. Is it going to make your life better suddenly, will all your problems disappear? Absolutely not. I don´t know, This is what I feel about it now. I will continue posting.
  19. Do you think certain foods can cause Acne? Many people say it's true, some say it's a myth. Personally, I think it's a myth [no, I'm not just telling myself that]. I did an experiment months ago. I stopped eating all unhealthy foods, I went full vegetarian and I drank only water, up to 4 liters a day... aaaand.. I still broke out like crazy. Then I continued my normal food habits - unhealthy food, soda and less than a liter of water, and nothing has ever changed so far. Of course it's always good to stay healthy, but does healthy food really help you with acne [hormones] ? What do you think.
  20. Hey guys, I hope to share with you what I have learned in my 12 years journey to clearing acne. I used to have moderate to severe acne. (I'm a guy btw) It took me 12 years to figure out because I was doing it by changing one factor at a time, and I wasn't really exactly focusing all my time and energy into it as well, that's why it took so long. 1 - Stress is my main root cause. Even at my best behaviour, I'll still get 1-3 medium spots when stressed. Acne worsens from 2X to 100X mainly based on the food I eat (See point 3) and a few others. 2 - The regimen works to a certain extend. 100mg doxycycline with differin gel per day, and regimen twice a day. The external factors like dirt and abrasion on my face didn't cause much acne anymore like it used to. However internal ones still do. 3 - Food are amplifiers that worsen acne, but not exactly root cause itself. Food only worsen acne when I'm stressed (Point 1) 3a) Sugar. 10X to 100X worse 3b) Dairy. 40X to 100X This includes yoghurt, ice cream, milk, cheese etc 3c) Coffee. Good quality=5X, bad ones=50X 3d) Nuts/legumes/seeds. 10X to 50X 3e) Chocolate. 85% high quality cocoa=2X. Cheap ones = 50X to 100X 3f) Fried food = 5X to 40X, depending on quality of oil 3g) Complex carbs = 5X to 15X combination of these foods proved to worsen my acne up to maximum 100X. But when im stress free, these foods would just clog pores without much inflammation 4 - Exercise Helps a bit, but mainly for bowel movement for me (see Point 7). Even if I exercise without bowel movement, I'll still have moderate acne. 5 - Sleep Pretty important, the lack of sleep makes me more neurotic and therefore more stressed (See point 1) 6 Weather Dry/low humidity can cause light to moderate acne. I guess it's because the oil gland try to produce too much oil at once to keep face moisturised, but clogged pores instead. 7 - Bowel movement (important!!!) I was surprised by this. I'll get from clear skin to moderate acne outbreak suddenly if I haven't done my big business longer than 4 days (usually when travelling) Myth Buster (for me) - Sun tanning improves and dries acne (wrong, it will look worse after 2 -3 days) - Alcohol helps (wrong, it has no effect on me) - Toothpaste to dry the spots (wrong, it makes the spot more sensitive, it didnt work for me) - Cleanser (I can use pretty much any cleanser I want now without causing acne, but I'd still recommend cleanser as it's still the best for least skin sensitivity) - Vegetable clears acne (I spent 3weeks not eating Veg, still clear skin. However it can still affect if there's no bowel movement) - Spicy food causes acne (still inconclusive for me) So there you go. It's been an incredible journey to find out and explore all these things myself. It's tiring but rewarding. I hope it helps.
  21. Alright, so ill just a quick rundown. Like many people here - I had TERRIBLE acne as soon as I hit puberty. My diet was shit and never made the connection. I went to the dermatologist for a few years, nothing worked, parent kept saying "It'll go away naturally", fast foreward to 2014, im now 21 y/o and its barely any better - havn't had a clear face in almost 10 years - Not a SINGLE DAY. Get on accutane, because i'de honestly rather die than continue living like this. 6 months go by, shits awesome, bones hurn ect. Even my managers were complementing ect, bad scars ect. Decide to try and get rid of scars, lazer treatment, doesn't work (looks kinda worse actually). Start looking for other options while saving money. Then it comes back, slowly getting worse than before. My social life i band-aided together starts falling apart. Had nightmares of this happening, literally the worst case scenario. Read about Brian Turner on YT, and decide its probably my diet - because absolutely nothing else makes sense. Ive done everything and sleep like a damn vampire for fucks sake. Already cut out dairy, but ate some yogurt and cheese so i thought i'de wait to see if that was the cause, Nope. Next, cut out everything processed - nothin. Read that bread and grains have inflammatory properties, bye bye breads :'). Still nothing. So now here i am, sitting with a fridge full of rabbits food and chicken (no read meat!) (also keep those fruits low! too high in sugar!). I have a nice plate of a few chicken breast and spinach for dinner with a glass of green tea. Wake up and it's only gotten worse (inb4 omega 3 meme). What the fuck am i suppose to eat? NO processed foods, no bread, no meats (except fish, which i have to drive 30 miles to find a store that sells fish(which is fucking expensive))no dairy, no added sugars, and low fruits. All thats left is Vegetables, and im told you can't survive on them alone. Am i just fucekd? Im 23 and look like a fucking angry moon. I broke up with my gf becouse i knew it was coming back and didn't want her to see me like this. I've tried the omega 6 suppliments, i've tried the probiotics (including brewing my own water kefir), i've tried the collidal silver, i went to the dentist to check my teeth, i exercise regulary and do manual labour at work, i've even tried starving myself. Im out of fucking ideas man. I don't know a SINGLE other person in real life who suffers like i do. And i don't want any sympathy, im way past that point. The worst part, is even if i ever do finally get cleared - my psyche has been destroyed. My grandmothers on her death bed and i don't feel anything. I was ready to die years ago, I feel like someone is doing this to me on purpose - like a fucked up game. I even delved into the supernatural and did a blood ritual and carved a symbol into my thigh. People say shit like "would you rather be a starving child in africa", yea, any day of the week. I still feel pains from the accutane in my bones, but i think its my only option at this point. I'de rather deal with physical pain than keep going on like this. But if you think you know whats wrong with me, i'de like to hear it i guess.
  22. Could anyone please help with identifying what could be the root problem for my acne? I'm male, 27 years old, acne since puberty. Around nose, mouth and on scalp. I have something opposite of cystic acne, pimples mostly show up on outer layer of skin. Of all the tests I'v taken and doctors visited, only IgG4 food sensitivity panel show up that there's something wrong with me. High sensitivity to grains and gluten, dairy, few fruits and veggies. But as weird as it sounds, most of the time it feels like the food sensitivities are not the major factor here, there are times when I look even worse when on a "healthy" diet, eating only meat and veggies. As if food sensitivities are just a part of some bigger, yet unidentified.
  23. I am dairy and gluten intolerant and know I should cut it out, but I look at people with clear glowing skin, stuffing their faces with cheeseburgers from McDonalds, and am extremely, extremely confused!!! Someone please explain this to me. Also, I was vegan and gf for 8 months, dancing everyday and STILL had spots. Please help me if you know anything about this subject. I was wondering if childhood diet has anything to do with it? When I was younger I used to eat so much melted cheese and french baguette - do you think this overload made me more susceptible? Does ethnicity have anything to do with it? I am white (eastern european, irish, english, french descent). Thanks for helping an sharing any of your experience, and I hope your acne troubles aren't as bad as mine are - I'm trying really hard to keep positive that things will get better!
  24. I see all these success stories about the regimen and what I'm wondering is if you guys changed your diet at all or just ate freely. I've only been on the regimen for a little over a week but prior to this I was trying to clear my skin with dietary changes I noticed certain things aggravated it and others didn't however I did not ever experience fullly clear skin. Now that I started the regimen I can tell my skin is getting better just wondering if I can now eat more foods or if i should still stay away. I've watched so many success videos but nobody mentioned eating different
  25. Acne and allergies

    Forums Diet & holistic health 3 replies

    Hello everyone, I for the most part have good skin. I started getting cystic acne starting i don't know when. I went to dermatologists and they would prescribe retin-a, tazorac, and aczone. Last year it took almost a whole year for retin-a to finally make a change. my skin was perfect. Until it wasn't. I got off it and my skin was doing great. Which made me happy cause I no longer want to take medication or use medicated creams. Now Im breaking out terribly on my cheeks. The lady that was doing my bi-weekly facials truly believes I'm allergic to something. I plan on going to an allergist to get tests done because I can't take it anymore. I know dairy is one of the causes but I think I'm allergic/intolerant to other things. My skin care routine is very simple. I cleanse twice a day. I use a natural toner (andalou clarifying toner), natural moisturizer (andalou clarifying). I use the boscia face mask 3 times a week. All my products including makeup are non-comedogenic. My body moisturizer is non-comedogenic. My body wash is natural. I change my pillow cases/bed sheets every week. I would like to hear about your experiences. If you too suffer from cheek acne and happen to be allergic to something please tell me what it is you are allergic to.