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Does your face clear up with Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 07, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I was lucky enough to come from genetics of American Indian, Black and possibly Asian which usually have clear skin. However, from time to time (like all teens do) I get small break outs between my eyebrows and on the bridge of my nose. Since going paleo, though, my skin has totally cleared up - no oily touch, no acne, not even a spot. Even some of my black heads on my nose are going away and this is only after five to ten days. If I keep going (which I plan to,) will it just keep getting better? Also, I have a friend who has really terrible acne and she complains all the time. She's at a really healthy weight for her age like me, so all paleo would do is clear the skin probably, but should I reccomend it anyway? Would she like it, and would it help/ does it help everyone? Any tips?

PS. Paleo also makes me feel light, fresh, energetic and SO NOT BOGGED DOWN. Gluten and sugar sometimes hurts my body and messes up my face. Being paleo takes away the bags under my eyes, lol. So that's another plus that my friend may like.

xoxo, Wynter

13 years old

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on June 09, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Don't get me wrong. My acne is a lot better now. It's just that I'm still getting some acne regularly.

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on June 05, 2012
at 11:48 AM

This is always discouraging to read since I went Paleo 6 weeks ago to clear my skin. I'm still breaking out with my usual 3 cysts average at all times.

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:31 PM

Paleo has shown great improvements for many people's skin on this forum, but I wouldn't say it's a fix-all, particularly at a real hormonal time in your life when things are still changing and adjusting. My boyfriend had very bad acne as a teen, and as a paleo adult he still gets the odd break-out or blackhead, usually around stressful times. I, on the other hand, never really had acne as a teen, and very rarely get break-outs, except the occasional odd one at that time of the month, maybe twice a year. I just let it be and it disappears as fast as it showed up, which is lucky!

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on May 22, 2012
at 02:25 AM

I have been doing paleo for over 3 years now and I'm still breaking out.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on June 05, 2012
at 11:48 AM

This is always discouraging to read since I went Paleo 6 weeks ago to clear my skin. I'm still breaking out with my usual 3 cysts average at all times.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on June 09, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Don't get me wrong. My acne is a lot better now. It's just that I'm still getting some acne regularly.

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on May 22, 2012
at 02:05 AM

Of course it helps! Most acne is due to overconsumption of grains, sugars, and dairy. All are very inflammatory and extremely acidic.

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on May 22, 2012
at 01:57 AM

you are 13 yo, acne does not concern you presently; it's just ridiculous.

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Given your genetic background, sounds like you're eating a great diet for clear skin :)

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:04 PM

If you're eating Paleo, but you're still eating allergenic things or foods which you have an intolerance to, your acne won't clear up.

Paleo does not guarantee clear skin.

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