Hi All: I am 2 1/2 months into the Paleo autoimmune protocol (no dairy, gluten, grains, nightshades, etc) and can tell that my body is slowly healing but is definitely still going through detox periods as I add in extra foods and really nutritious things like bone broth. I had mild acne when a teen and in my twenties and used acne cleaners to keep it somewhat under control. (With a horrible diet!) About 2 1/2 years ago I got full blown acne with cysts, dermatitis, etc from fluoride poisoning and a leaky gut which had been building up over time. My face is probably 70% better now than it was but I still deal with moderate breakouts on my chin and forehead especially during times that I think are related to detoxing. I also still tend to get some clogged pores on my chin and forehead although it does seem to be less now too.
My question to you all is if you had/have acne how long has it taken you to see healing? Were you able to get rid of it all the way? I haven't been able to use any kind of face washes for a year or more and am no poo (which my hair loves) b/c the chemicals and even supposedly "ok" ingredients made my face go crazy! I wash with warm distilled water and do gentle exfoliation with a cotton cloth.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! Laura
(Also - I think hormones come into play some too. When I started paleo I dropped about 10 pounds which killed my period which had taken me YEARS to get back! I'm hoping it comes back as I gain the weight back again)
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