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Makeup Help - Cystic Acne

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I have been battling cystic acne for over 10 years. I am now adjusting my diet to see if the problem is due to dairy or grains. I have also started using Bioelements and Mario Badescu products. While I try not to wear makeup as much as possible (when at home), I'm looking for something to wear in public that has good coverage, and preferably natural ingredients...although it's not a deal breaker. I just want something that's not terrible for my skin. Any advice? Any makeup to steer clear of? Any makeup or cystic acne treatment success stories?

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You should adjust your diet to first test for intolerances. But even if you notice no difference from removing grains and dairy, you should limit them. And sugar and refined carbs. Don't drink sugar.

That said, I believe cystic/modular acne tends to be caused by a food intolerance and it could be to anything. I get cysts when I eat most citrus fruits.

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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