Hi everyone first post here!
I used to have folliculitis on my legs really bad, but since going paleo and fully cutting out gluten and dairy its gone!
I also used to have bad acne but it has cleared up alot, however, I still get painfull lumps under the skin, I guess its cystic acne. My skin is really flakey too, no redness but very very flakey around the eyebrows and beard. I think its sebhorric dermatitis.
I really do think most skin problems are down to diet, gut flora and general health. Nothing ever worked for my folliculitis untill my diet changed and my skin is alot better when I eat paleo.
Recently I had about 2 weeks where my skin was perfect, literally perfect. I was eating beef, aubegine, caugette, chicken, salad (spinich carrot celery lettuce onion) tuna, sweet poatoe cocunut milk, olive oil, lemon juice, salt pepper. I had coffee tea and water too. Thats all I ate, and my skin was perfect! (so I'm wondering wether it was down to a vitamin defiency I didnt realise I had, and by eating that food it corrected it)
Then I ate out (pizza and dairy) and also made some home made currys, and didnt eat the things I was eating before - my skin went mental! Cystic acne appearing every day it was awfull.
Its just about calming down now...
So my question is...anybody been in a similar situation with regards to skin problems? How did you solve it? What else could I or did you remove from your diet?
ALSO: What vitamins would you reccomend supplmenting for skin problems?
asked byJM63 (0)
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on September 06, 2013
at 12:35 PM
This is totally n=1, but for me it seems adequate Vitamin A and good O6:O3 ratio seems to get my skin very clear and baby freaking soft. I consume quite a bit of coconot oil, as well.
Keep in mind that many acne medications (such as Vitamin A) are analogues of retinoids.
I don't supplement O3's other than cod liver oil (which is a great way to get O3's and Vitamin A+D - which interact with each other).
Eat those sardines!
Disclosure: I may have just invented the term 'retinoids'
on September 06, 2013
at 02:40 PM
I read on another thread that someone (I think it was Portland Panda) said when they took large daily doses of vitamin C, around 1500 mg, that their skin looked really good, no wrinkles.
I have some early wrinkles but mostly concerned with acne and hyperpigmentation so thought I'd give it a try. I have always taken 500 mg daily but upped it to 1000 last week. This week I'm finally at 1500 mg and my skin does look better. No new breakouts, less inflammation so far. Too early to say if will cure it, of course. Good luck and if you find anything that works, post it. I'll try anything.