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Old 01-08-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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Question How To Find Out Cause Of My Acne ?

is there a way to tell if it's caused by hormones, internal toxins, autoimmune disease, hypothyroidism or other reasons ?

otherwise, we'll be blindly trying this or that treatment/product to no avail.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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Re: How To Find Out Cause Of My Acne ?

That is a really good question. Unless you get daily bloodwork done on a regular basis (which may be costly) while trying various treatments will be the most accurate way to know from hormones, diseases, etc.

I think one of the best methods is to test certain foods and/or drinks and their effects on your skin. This you can directly test by keeping a journal and writing down all the details. Seeing what foods wreck havok on your skin will be body chemistry related and will not be a one formula for all.

Certain foods affect hormones also, i.e. eating a lot of pineapple daily will help to induce more testosterone circulating in the blood, whereas eating a lot of soy products will induce more estrogen to circulate in the blood.

There are a lot of factors that can affect acne as you lined out, but I think it is best to start with diet to see what foods induce acne and/or make it worse. Then from there can you test the amounts you eat of these foods to see if that makes a difference and then choose foods that will keep your skin acne-free.

It is a tedious but necessary process for long-term acne healing.

Old 01-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: How To Find Out Cause Of My Acne ?

P-F, I believe it's best to let a dermatologist diagnose the acne, because he or she can probably tell the origin of the acne from experience. The doctor will get a medical history from you, and maybe give you some samples of topical applications. There also might be some treatments that can be done in the office, as well as some medications you can take.

Old 01-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: How To Find Out Cause Of My Acne ?

The dermatologist might be willing to give you samples!

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