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Help with skin problem

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 07, 2013 at 12:32 AM

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!

90ca1400d597cff69ec5f9c193c4d667

on February 04, 2013
at 05:38 AM

get rid of the probiotics, fish oil too...there are hoaxes!

90ca1400d597cff69ec5f9c193c4d667

on February 04, 2013
at 05:36 AM

eat the dairy....you will get acne at first but it gets worse before it gets better...i started w/ dairy and got acne at first, started with 5000 iu of vitamin A (retinyl paltimate) and it cleared up it was incredible....paleo dieters will describe the horrors of dairy but it's not true...it's an incredible source of protein, calcium, and vitamins...please check this article out: http://blog.arkofwellness.com/drink-your-milk-the-many-benefits-of-dairy/ vitamin A is key, but don't be scared of dairy it's the most pro-metabolic food there is!

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:40 AM

The probiotics are new, but the vitamin is not. Could be I am touching my face more often ...

6d44bbbbc3ef506189cff3991d1b7fa3

on January 07, 2013
at 02:39 AM

I was eating dairy, have recently cut back. That could definitely be it ... thank you!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 07, 2013
at 02:20 AM

also, is the multivitamin and probiotic something you started recently?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 07, 2013
at 02:17 AM

also, I know this sounds funny, but make sure fatty food isn't dripping on your chin, and you aren't touching your face :)

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(2919)

on January 07, 2013
at 12:34 AM

Detox most likely. Do you still eat dairy?

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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.

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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

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

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.

6d44bbbbc3ef506189cff3991d1b7fa3

on January 07, 2013
at 02:40 AM

The probiotics are new, but the vitamin is not. Could be I am touching my face more often ...

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 07, 2013
at 02:17 AM

also, I know this sounds funny, but make sure fatty food isn't dripping on your chin, and you aren't touching your face :)

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 07, 2013
at 02:20 AM

also, is the multivitamin and probiotic something you started recently?

90ca1400d597cff69ec5f9c193c4d667

on February 04, 2013
at 05:38 AM

get rid of the probiotics, fish oil too...there are hoaxes!

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