I've been on Paleo for about 2 months, give or take. I'm tracking my food carefully and now starting to follow Mark Sisson's primal fitness plan. I take probiotics and a generic multivitamin daily.
Everything is working well, except my skin. I have been getting breakouts along the sides of my chin and mouth. I'm 36 and haven't had acne in years. I thought it might be hormonal but it comes and goes throughout the month, although I think the chin area indicates hormones ...?
What is up with this? Any suggestions on how to alleviate it or prevent the breakouts?
Thanks so much!
asked byMichelle_28 (25)
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on April 01, 2013
at 11:29 AM
Try zinc. Might help in regulating your hormones. Also watch your 3 and 6 omega intake.
on April 01, 2013
at 01:30 PM
I am the farthest thing from a nutrition expert, but I AM a 35 year old w/acne so I can only share what I go through and hopefully something will help. For me, food-related flareups tend to happen mostly on my cheeks and temples. The jaw/chin area seems to be ore hormonal or from holding my phone to my face or resting my face on my hands, that sort of thing.
Since going Paleo 1 week ago and cutting waaaaaaayyy back on the dairy, my skin so far is looking a lot better (knock on wood). So yes, it could be that for you too?? I also started drinking home-brewed Kombucha which is supposed to help detox your insides... I did break out a lot at the beginning but now it's gone. So what Roth said makes sense. Again though ,the flareups were on my cheeks.
Lastly, just to throw it out there, preservatives and processed food in general makes my skin look like absolute garbage. It doesn't happen overnight, but if I eat a lot of restaurant/ pr-prepared food (even from a health store) for a couple of weeks, I break out in the worst way. Maybe think back if that could be the culprit for you?
I hope some of this helps
on January 07, 2013
at 02:15 AM
Are you wearing make-up during exercise? Are you making sure to wash your face immediately after exercise? Have you changed cosmetics, lotions, or detergents? I know that whenever I change up my exercise routine, it also sometimes changes my menstrual cycle, which can cause unusual breakouts. Try using grapeseed oil on your skin at night.