(Closed) Cystic Acne Diet

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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californiabride2013:  Gluten sets me off so I steer clear of it especially since I came off the pill. 

Have you tried coconut oil pulling?  It did wonders for me a few months ago, but I fell out of the habit.  With a couple weeks until my wedding, I’m getting back into it.  It has a ton of benefits from improving oral/gut/skin health.  I highly recommend incorporating it into your routine! 

Reports on whether or not it works has been vague.  Some say it’s a hoax/fad, some swear by it.  All I know is it absolutely helped me (unless it was just very coincidental). 

I use coconut oil b/c it tastes best and we always have a lot of it in the house.  

Anything is worth a shot!  

Post # 3
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


How long have you been dealing with acne? I don’t want to sound discouraging but the only thing that ever helped my acne was Accutane. I tried for over 10 years to get rid of it using every product/remedy known to man but nothing worked. Decided to go on Accutane and it was like a miracle drug. I rarely ever get breakouts now and if I do, it’s like one small one that I put a little benzoyl peroxide gel on and it’s gone.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

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californiabride2013:  Look at Dr. Perricone’s Acne Diet. It’s all about reducing inflammation in the body, and avoiding foods that cause it. I bought his book for pretty cheap on abebooks.com. You may also be able to just find the food list online somewhere.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

When I developed cystic acne in my mid twenties, it ended up being due mostly to dryness. I found that making sure I was getting healthy fats in my diet seemed to help, like more avocado and nuts. I also found a moisturizer that worked with my skin since I hadn’t been using one before.

Post # 6
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had cystic acne before going on accutane and it really helped to keep my skin clean and moisturized. I used purpose to clean my face, chest and back twice a day then used an unscented moisturizer for sensitive skin all over. As far as diet, unfortunately for me it made very little difference. My Mom kept dropping not so subtle hints that my skin “must be” a direct result of eating unhealthy – but I was extremely healthy the whole time I experienced bad acne.

Oh and it was also recommended to be very gentle while cleaning/moisturizing skin. No scrubbing and let it air dry whenever possible. I’m being 100% honest that this made a big difference!

Post # 7
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Okay. I’ll keep it short.

Probiotics – healthy gut immune system digestion bloating etc

Vitamin D – most don’t get enough Sun

Omega 3 – only this one!!!! American diets are flooded with omega 6…..Omega 6 makes inflamation much worse

Cerave face wash and @ lotion

Retinol cream


Struggled with acne for 20 years. Still get pimples….but not so bad.









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