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Teemfa
Teemfa

Hello!

I'm new here and I need a lifestyle change. I've been suffering from acne for about 10 years now and I realise it really is my body telling me I have internal health issues that need to be addressed. I've visited a few doctors and of course they all told me the same thing and prescribed Doxycycline. The last one I'd visited wanted to put me on Accutane. After much research, I decided it was best to stop looking for temporary fixes and get to root of the problem. I decided to join because I thought it would be easier with the support of this community. I definitely have A LOT to learn so I hope this will help.

-xo

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Hello

I'm wondering what food would help you with this, maybe some of the forum members might know.

The meds don't work at all i take it?

When i used to get acne i ate coconut oil and it cleared it up in weeks, i didn't have it to bad though but it worked.

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to Hidden

Hello Jimmy!

I probably should've mentioned this before but so far I've started eating avocados and boiled eggs for breakfast. I've also just started eating more home cooked meals in general.

So the Doxycycline kind of worked in the beginning; for some reason it also made my face really greasy. One day I got really sick and stopped taking them, then the acne got worse.

Thank you for the coconut oil tip! (Like a teaspoon a day?)

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Teemfa

I took half a teaspoon in the morning and half a teaspoon before bed and it did the trick, took a few weeks to clear up.

Will the avocados and eggs help?

The Doxycycline doesn't sound to good... i think proper food is the way.

:)

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to Hidden

I'll look into it and definitely give it a try, thank you!

Avocados have a lot of nutritional benefits so I hope they do haha

Yeah from now on it'll be home cooked meals for sure.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Teemfa

Well good luck with it, i hope you sort it out..

Would be great to get an update every so often if you don't mind.. :)

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to Hidden

Thanks!

Absolutely, I plan on popping up every now and again! ☺️

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Hidden
in reply to Teemfa

Ok good, look forward to seeing you. :)

Zest
ZestStar
in reply to Teemfa

Hi Teemfa

Regarding foods to eat for the skin, this is an article from BBC Good Food which has been written about that issue, and you might find it interesting:

bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide...

Welcome to Healthy eating forum.

Zest :-)

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to Zest

Hello Zest!

Thank you so much for the article, your timing couldn’t have been better!

It’s Sunday and just happens to be grocery shopping day 😆

Mine was caused by stress; as soon as I got divorced my skin cleared up!

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to G1nny

Stress is definitely a huge trigger. Aw I'm sorry and also happy for you!

G1nny
G1nny
in reply to Teemfa

Thank you , lower stress. Contact me anytime. Things will get better.

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to G1nny

Thank you, I really appreciate it. I hope so because I'm so tired of wearing makeup to cover up 🙈

Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hi Teemfa, as well as a healthy diet with exercise swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool can help clear acne up as the chlorine is antibacterial and if you go swimming regularly the acne can get wiped out:

bustle.com/articles/93917-i...

Well done for joining us as healthy eating and exercise is important to us so you're in good company on here and I wish you well.

Jerry 😊

Teemfa
Teemfa
in reply to Jerry

Hello Jerry!

You have no idea how happy/relieved I am to hear this because I love swimming!

Thank you so much for the article, I really appreciate your help 😊

hello Teemfa, I had acne for years, it is hormonal no doubt about it, it has nothing to do with what you eat. At 16 GP didn't want to do anything about it, said I would grow out of it. 5 years and a baby later, didn't clear up during pregnancy either, I was put on antibiotics, that lasted for about 10 years, it helped a bit but eventually I believe my body just got used to them. Anyway finally referred to a dermatologist, offered Roacctuane, I read up about the side affects, had my kidney function checked and went on it, I didn't want another child anyway. I believe that the treatment is slightly different now so that the side effects are not as severe, but as advised it dried everything out, I had to have vaseline with me all the time because my lips got so dry and might actually have needed to moisturise, never had to before as skin so greasy. First treatment lasted 3 months and worked for about 6 months, some time later I had another course of treatment and was advised i wouldn't be able to have it again, so I was a bit disappointed by that, but the second time it basically worked for good, people who meet me now cannot believe that I even suffered from acne. I have gone through the menopause now, I get the odd spot now and then, but nothing like my late teens, early twenties when people avoided looking at me due to the scabs on my forehead, I couldn't leave my spots alone as they also itched, unlike some other peoples I believe. Topical treatments didn't help much either, although some might be better now. I have now been advised that the treatments have 'thinned' my skin, but I see very little evidence of that, my skin is slightly sensitive though to abrasive/harsher products, my skin still gets greasy I hate moisturisers that sit on my skin, but that is a small price to pay for not having spots all over your face and shoulders no matter what the weather or what you are eating. D

Hello 14andahalfandstable, I’m glad the accutane worked for you! And with little to no side effects. Thank you for sharing your journey with me. You’re right, the hormones do play a part, my dermatologists told me the same thing. But I’m sure my diet wasn’t helping either haha

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