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Stopped eating tomatoes, now acne is back?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 17, 2013 at 4:42 AM

I stopped eating tomatoes for a gut problem. Actually, my body is fairing quite well now except a few days after giving them up my acne came back. I figure, the lycopene in the tomatoes was helping to prevent my acne. Should I supplement on lycopene? What are some successful methods of preventing acne, now that I can no longer eat my "cure"?

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on February 18, 2013
at 02:29 PM

Oh, sorry! I can see how my comment in confusing. Oil cleansing is about your exterior, not what you eat. It's a different way of washing. Here's a good link. http://www.mommypotamus.com/oil-cleansing-for-clear-baby-soft-skin-video-tutorial/ The writer recommends various blends of oils for different conditions, but coconut oil has so much going for it that I would start with that. (I now have dry skin myself... acne is in the past, and I use quite a bit of coconut oil cosmetically). Among other things, it is antibiotic and nourishing.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 17, 2013
at 10:30 PM

I consume coconut oil and ghee daily. Shouldn't that be enough?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 17, 2013
at 10:29 PM

Digestive problems I figure it is SIBO however that was just a guess. I'm going to avoid reintroducing sugar until my rashes of cleared so to see if it was the tomatoes themselves or the relatively high amount of sugar in the tomatoes. I'm hoping that I'll be able to eat them again, considering that they were likely keeping my skin clear. The only lifestyle change I made before my acne came back was in removing tomatoes, however I cannot be completely sure that it was preventing my acne.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 17, 2013
at 10:24 PM

Odd, but I feel as if it's fair to say that tomatoes have helped to keep my skin clear. I don't know how to treat my acne instead.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 17, 2013
at 10:22 PM

I'm doing a low-sugar deal, avoiding all sweeteners and fruits. Any egetables that contain lycopene or that can fight acne instead? I've already been ingesting spinach, onion, bell pepper, broccoli, green beans about every day. I'm continuing to get blemishes each day I've been off of tomatoes, really annoying now.

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on February 17, 2013
at 06:02 PM

So you agree that acne and not eating tomatoes may have nothing to do with each other. Then, I propose that maybe you should provide more info for us here so we can help you figure out what the C is.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 17, 2013
at 05:21 PM

Agree and already figured this may be the case, however, what else are you proposing here?

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on February 17, 2013
at 08:45 AM

Many other common foods contain lycopene...

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 17, 2013
at 10:24 PM

Odd, but I feel as if it's fair to say that tomatoes have helped to keep my skin clear. I don't know how to treat my acne instead.

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92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

on February 17, 2013
at 03:18 PM

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc -- "after this, therefore because of this."

A occurred, then B occurred. Therefore, A caused B.

In your case:

Because acne follows not eating tomatoes, not eating tomatoes causes acne.

That is a logical fallacy because A and B could be coincidental. There might be a C which is a cause of both A and B.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 17, 2013
at 05:21 PM

Agree and already figured this may be the case, however, what else are you proposing here?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 17, 2013
at 10:29 PM

Digestive problems I figure it is SIBO however that was just a guess. I'm going to avoid reintroducing sugar until my rashes of cleared so to see if it was the tomatoes themselves or the relatively high amount of sugar in the tomatoes. I'm hoping that I'll be able to eat them again, considering that they were likely keeping my skin clear. The only lifestyle change I made before my acne came back was in removing tomatoes, however I cannot be completely sure that it was preventing my acne.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 17, 2013
at 06:02 PM

So you agree that acne and not eating tomatoes may have nothing to do with each other. Then, I propose that maybe you should provide more info for us here so we can help you figure out what the C is.

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4debe57f81d507bcb844f10b2ef38a83

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on February 17, 2013
at 06:22 AM

You might try oil cleansing with either coconut oil or olive oil. It seems counterintuitive, but the oils break up and remove oils and dirt and impurities. Google "oil cleansing" for details and methods.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 17, 2013
at 10:30 PM

I consume coconut oil and ghee daily. Shouldn't that be enough?

4debe57f81d507bcb844f10b2ef38a83

(398)

on February 18, 2013
at 02:29 PM

Oh, sorry! I can see how my comment in confusing. Oil cleansing is about your exterior, not what you eat. It's a different way of washing. Here's a good link. http://www.mommypotamus.com/oil-cleansing-for-clear-baby-soft-skin-video-tutorial/ The writer recommends various blends of oils for different conditions, but coconut oil has so much going for it that I would start with that. (I now have dry skin myself... acne is in the past, and I use quite a bit of coconut oil cosmetically). Among other things, it is antibiotic and nourishing.

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