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acne for 6 years and it wont go away

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

ive had acne since i was 13. im now 18. though its much better than when i was 14 its worse than ever. i eat healthy, dont touch my face whenever possible, use clearasil acne products but it just wont go away. what else could i do? im sick ofit. it controlls what i do to an extent.

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I've never of face mapping, sounds interesting!

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on August 28, 2013
at 07:15 PM

Add more healthy fats to your diet (nuts, avocado, salmon, coconut) avoid sugar AT ALL COSTS, try to balance your hormones, and from my experience, Clearasil is very harsh, and if you use harsh products on your face, you'll strip away all the oil, then your skin will overcompensate and just pump more oil onto the skin, which will just cause more acne. Instead, after you wash, use an oil-free moisturizer, if you don't already. Additionally, wash your pillowcase on a regular basis; if your pillowcase is dirty, the oil and sweat and dirt from your pillowcase will rub off onto your face while you sleep and cause acne. If you wear hats, clean them regularly, because sweat and oil and dirt from hats can clog your pores too. If you wear bangs, pin them out of your face so they don't spread oil onto your skin, and are there any particular places on your face where you break out? Consider looking at Face Mapping, a system from Chinese medicine that links a specific location where you break out to an underlying health cause, and try to treat that cause. (forehead-digestion [when I was SAD I would break out on my forehead and I had a lot of digestive issues] nose-heart, between the eyebrows-liver, ears-kidneys, side of jaws-endocrine system, chest-reproductive system, cheeks-lungs, etc.) Good luck

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

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on August 28, 2013
at 07:29 PM

I've never of face mapping, sounds interesting!

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on August 28, 2013
at 11:58 PM

Hey Brennen

I know how hard it is to have acne, I suffered from acne and it totally sucks!

Are you 100% paleo? First off, I would suggest that you be 100% paleo, and no sugar or milk! I find that milk always increases my acne.

Try that and see how you go!

Good luck!

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on August 28, 2013
at 07:37 PM

I would second PilatesKeeper's advice of staying away from all sugars, even very sweet fruits. My teen kids break out the most when they eat anything with added sugar, gluten, and too much sweet fruits such as mangos, watermelon, etc. Touching your hands to your face can also cause acne. Leafy greens helps improve skin. Take 500-1000 mg vitamin C everyday,if it doesn't give you diarhia.

Last but not least, you can go to a dermatologist to get a prescription for azeleic acid cream. It works a lot better than benzol peroxide and salicylic acid.

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on August 29, 2013
at 04:04 AM

The usual paleo advice concerning acne:

  • Keep insulin down by avoiding sugar and fast carbs.
  • Keep IGF-1 down by avoiding dairy.

Take comfort in knowing that hunter gatherer tribes don't get acne. Yet their children, when they're sent to the city to work or study, get acne pretty quick! And when these kids return home, it goes away again.

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