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  1. natural_path

    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    Thanks for the bump! This is a link to my progress now: click here for update
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    Update after a looong time!

    Hey everyone! I haven't been on here for a while, but I wanted to post an update. Here's a recap so you don't have to read all the previous posts from last year: -I started off with horrible hormonal chin and jaw acne (cystic too!). Click here for pics--scroll down to post #6. -Then I went on an elimination diet and cleared it all in 3 weeks! (See gallery for pics!) I couldn't have been happier! -Then I went to New York and ate regular food (pizza, etc) and my skin looked worse -Then I
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    Try the second link--the first link is a big pdf file, so it might take a while to load if you have a slow connection.
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    I was considering taking the ALCAT food sensitivity test in which they analyze your blood for sensitivity to 100-200 types of food. Then I came across these links: http://www.allergysa.org/pdfs/intolerance_tests.pdf http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/arti...iewFile/877/823 The whole thing sounds like a hoax now... Has anyone had experience with the ALCAT or has considered this option? Thanks!
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    I was considering taking the ALCAT food sensitivity test in which they analyze your blood for sensitivity to 100-200 types of food. Then I came across this link: http://www.allergysa.org/pdfs/intolerance_tests.pdf The whole thing sounds like a hoax now... Has anyone had experience with the ALCAT or has considered this option? Thanks!
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    Ok, starting over, Day 1... I'm getting depressed looking at these new pics I posted: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...i&img=34928 http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...i&img=34925 http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...i&img=34927 http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...i&img=34926 Some parts don't look as bad as when I started this log (i.e. my cheeks), but my forehead is WAAY worse! I don't know what caused this. Since going to NY, my diet has
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    Natural_Path diet log pics

    Starting from week 2 on elimination diet. For earlier pics, see my diet log: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Clearing-Chin-Jaw-Hormon-t225057.html&p=2523751#entry2523751 This Elimination diet has REALLY worked for me!! I started out with cystic acne all over my chin and jaw area, and now I'm almost able to go out without any makeup! It only took about 1.5 weeks to see a dramatic improvement, and it's been about a month and my dark marks are all but gone (thanks AHA lotion!). Now's the
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    I forgot how good it feels to eat healthy again. My skin is doing well---clogged pores on forehead are persistent, but getting noticeably better. I've noticed that on days when I have poor digestion, my skin doesn't look as good either.
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    My new diet for happy skin

    I second Alterativista. In truth, the BP regimen just never really worked for me. I would still break out! This forced me to reevaluate my diet, and now I'm actually grateful for that. Also, good to know about the tomatoes, cookie mistress... I have been avoiding them as well, but more because I would get cracks in my lips if I ate things with too much. Now that I think about it, those cracks were also accompanied by acne!
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    My new diet for happy skin

    That's great news!! I took an internet hiatus too. Haha. I'm glad that you pinpointed the nuts and bananas. I'm the same with those foods. Also, avocados and dairy give me pimples. Keep up the dietary investigation!
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    Wow, it's been 100 posts! Things are getting better with my skin. I found this really cool website: http://www.visualdxhealth.com/myDiseaseFinder.htm I used this to find out what those bumps were: milia? keratosis pilaris? nope... just plain old Acne vulgaris. They are very tiny bumps on my forehead that look exactly like this girls': http://www.visualdxhealth.com/adult/acneVulgaris.htm They are going away thanks to washing my face with a wash cloth to exfoliate, using cerave cleanser,
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    Skin is clearing up. My face has been kind of taken over by small clogged pores lately, and they are invisible to most people, but I can see them up close. I've been exfoliating with a wash cloth to try to get rid of them. My "treat" that I indulge in is salad and deli from Whole Foods. It kind of satisfies my desire to eat out, but I know I'm still eating relatively healthy food. Of course, I am staying away from allergens like dairy/wheat, etc. It's working so far!
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    Pimples are dying down now, I think... I still have some scars on my forehead from pimples. I hope they go away soon! Regimen right now: Doing a combination of tea tree oil and AHA lotion on my face. Washing with Cerave. Yesterday I ate: Beef, Asparagus, apple, chicken, brussel sprouts, fruit salad Vivid dreams last night and the past 2 nights as well. Feeling tiiiired.
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    I just looked up "papules", and I am getting conflicting information. Some sites say that papules are a form of acne that can turn into pustules. I think this is what I have. But other sites say that papules are caused by candida or other stuff... My bumps are like clogged pores. They are very small and can be extracted, like clogged pores. I am not extracting them right now, however, cuz that can lead to scarring. Sometimes these bumps get really clogged and turn into superficial pimple
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    Clearing Chin and Jaw Hormonal Acne

    ARRRRGHHH!!! I haven't posted in such a long time. My skin has totally gone down hill. It doesn't look as bad as it did in my original "before" pics, but it's really gone haywire. What's weird is my forehead is covered in small bumps, as is the rest of my t-zone. My forehead used to be clear. I have been eating out, largely due to being in a relationship and feeling like I need to eat out to make things "interesting"... but like I said before, I need to eat not out of boredom, but to make my
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