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I'm 17 and male and I have moderate acne (mostly on my cheeks, white heads and red spots)

I really need to cure this, it is destroying my life. I have had acne since i was 13

I'm currently trying a no wheat and no milk diet but after 3 weeks i see no improvement.

I miss eating wheat and dairy foods.. Does diet actually affect acne? I eat all organic.

Also, is it alright if i eat wheat without gluten? Or should i eliminate all wheat?

I use Desert essence face wash and a natural aloe moisturizer when washing my face (twice per day)

and then i put egg whites on my face at night. I have insomnia and usually don't sleep until 4-7am (not sure if this affects acne) but i usually end up getting 7-9 hours of sleep. I drink about 4 litres of water per day and two cups of green tea. I exercise about once per week. I use to sleep on my side at night but now i've been trying to sleep on my back... I don't know what else to do...

Is it even possible to cure acne?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

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Sleep and a natural circadian cycle do affect acne and everything else todo with your health. just like diet. Get outside into the daylight during the day as much as possible, limit artificial light at night, and go to sleep earlier. Make sure you consume he nutrients needed to produce serotonin/melatonin.

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Stop putting egg whites on your face! if you have to use something, use aloe instead at night. Egg whites made my acne worse when I tried them as a mask, so leaving them overnight is not a good idea in my opinion.

Current regimen: garlic supplements  & turmeric [as needed, for antioxidants, both are AMAZING for skin], Enzymedica gluten blocker/ digestive enzymes [as needed], nicadan [the only vitamin presciption I take -1/2 per day works well], DIM (needed), inositol (very rarely nowadays - no longer needed as my PCOS is balanced). Also trying herbs for adrenal fatigue. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using BioClin and other products), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency & lactic acid peel facials...


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