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Besides dairy, what is a big skin offender?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 10, 2012 at 3:56 AM

Through experimenting I've pretty much ruled out the fact that dairy is causing me to breakout. Normally I have clear skin but I would say once every few months or so there will be a whole day where I eat pretty badly, like a really busy day where I'll grab fast food, followed by a family members birthday dinner with cake or something. Sure enough a day or 2 later my skin breaks out with some acne and generally just doesn't look good. Out of curiousity, besides dairy, what are big skin offenders of the SAD.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Nuts, anything with gluten.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on January 10, 2012
at 06:40 PM

GOOD ADVICE, I agree. i spent years trying to figure out my acne/cystic acne problem and nothing actually helps unless i eat a very monotonous repetitive diet w/o varying macros

4053633587abf4b09c637f307ca8b2c6

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on January 10, 2012
at 04:21 PM

I found when I stopped wearing make up and stopped washing my skin things cleared up.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on January 10, 2012
at 03:10 PM

Vit A in high enough doses with counter act the sebum.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on January 10, 2012
at 03:09 PM

It depends what kind of acne you have. Some is due to inflammation, other people may have acne due to high metabolism which keeps the skin oily.

082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

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on January 10, 2012
at 09:01 AM

p.s. I recommend you google this. The title of this question was pretty poor for your needs - especially here. All the other comments seem to be the usual scare-mongering around gluten (yawn)

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on January 10, 2012
at 06:32 AM

Possibly refined oil. This you will get in the fast food, whatever you eat.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 10, 2012
at 01:34 PM

Omega6 fatty acids are pro inflammatory. Acne is inflammed skin, to a large extent. Do the math.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on January 10, 2012
at 03:09 PM

It depends what kind of acne you have. Some is due to inflammation, other people may have acne due to high metabolism which keeps the skin oily.

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E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on January 10, 2012
at 02:58 PM

I would generally say that anything gut-irritating might also worsen the skin.

In my case the culprits are:

  • anything from cows (dairy and meat)

  • egg whites

  • nightshades

  • nuts

But once the gut is healed, small amounts should be ok again.

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4053633587abf4b09c637f307ca8b2c6

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on January 10, 2012
at 04:19 PM

I found when I stopped eating gluten my skin cleared up almost immediately and I haven't has issues since. Also caffeine and sugar combination for some reason gets me.

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1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:24 AM

I think this is highly individual, I guess I don't have problems with dairy. On the other hand, nuts, too much chocolate, too much spicy food, oranges and sometimes even too much ginger cause acne for me.

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082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

on January 10, 2012
at 08:58 AM

I'm sort of in the same boat with dairy not being the root cause through experimentation.

In my experience, the biggest cause (possibly due to food, or whatever, doesnt really matter) is excess sebum secretion. I find I breakout for around a week whenever I radically switch up my diet (normally going from cutting to bulking for example) - probably due to a hormonal reaction to the change in food intake. Nothing to do with milk.

Generally there's nothing you can do about this other than exfoliate & moisturise (don't omit the second part of that advice, moisturising is important) to help stop sebum getting clogged up under dead skin cells.

Hope this helps.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on January 10, 2012
at 06:40 PM

GOOD ADVICE, I agree. i spent years trying to figure out my acne/cystic acne problem and nothing actually helps unless i eat a very monotonous repetitive diet w/o varying macros

4053633587abf4b09c637f307ca8b2c6

(261)

on January 10, 2012
at 04:21 PM

I found when I stopped wearing make up and stopped washing my skin things cleared up.

082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

(813)

on January 10, 2012
at 09:01 AM

p.s. I recommend you google this. The title of this question was pretty poor for your needs - especially here. All the other comments seem to be the usual scare-mongering around gluten (yawn)

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on January 10, 2012
at 03:10 PM

Vit A in high enough doses with counter act the sebum.

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0d83a31f4066514252a2b6fb81f05b48

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on January 10, 2012
at 07:58 AM

Not part of SAD per say but stress is one thing I notice has a huge impact on my skin. And if i've eaten crappy inflammatory foods I tend to feel guilty or anxious about it so that brings a double whammy for breakouts and spots.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 10, 2012
at 04:12 PM

Too much sugar makes me break out.

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on January 10, 2012
at 09:19 AM

Lack of sleep really effects me. When I finish a week of on-call I normally get one or two.

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D07a525f9021f8d72bf6aaa52893c795

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on January 10, 2012
at 08:54 AM

Cake or burger buns would do it! Wheat gluten definitely aggravates acne - and it's no good just having a small portion. Much less likely to be nuts, which, in moderation, should be fine, and I wouldn't count as junk. NB Peanuts are NOT nuts - they're legumes, and definitely problematic for lots of folks..

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