Hormonal/ Cystic Acne!? HELP!!!

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

Have you started consuming more dairy as a result of Whole 30?  Any other significant diet changes (either added in or taken out)?  Supplements? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

The only thing i’ve found to help with cystic acne is the Neutrogena Light Therapy spot treatment pen. Helps to kill the bacteria under the surface (that topical treatments cannot reach) and thus kill the zit. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

Seconding pinkgold2018 – if you added more of or subtracted any type of food recently that could be the cause. There are certain foods I can’t eat without getting major breakouts.

Also it could just be your body adjusting to the new routine and diet. I would give it another couple weeks for your body to adjust and see if there is any change. I have the most fickle skin and anytime I make any sort of major dietary change my skin goes to red alert and breaks out.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

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introester :  it’s your diet. Whole 30 eliminates all dairy right? So what do you eat instead? Vegetable oils and other things high in omega 6s  including nuts and seeds. Also, if you’ve been eating a lot of sweet potatoes, those are high in vitamin a. Both vegetable oils and high A foods give me cystic acne. I don’t get acne from dairy, but vegetable oils and sweet potatoes break me out immediately. Eggs also give me acne. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

#1 cystic acne culprit for me is soybean oil btw. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

This diet could just be affecting your hormones in a new way and your body is not used to it. If you have the strength, maybe wait one more month to see if it calms down, as your body adjusts. You can also try tretinoin (retin-a, tazorac) topical cream to try and tame the acne.

Post # 14
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Newbee

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introester :  If you have not tried it then I would suggest you ask your dermatologist about it. Under the skin, it doesnt really matter. Tretinoin is topical Vitamin A, the same ingredient as accutane, but at a lower dose. 

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