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Acne board


Just out of curiosity, have any of you changed anything shortly before your acne got worse that you can attribute to it? I have always had acne to some extent, but it seemed to get worse when I went on a low carb diet. The following things changed at the same time:

- I starting eating a lot more meat and cheese
- Starting taking a multi-vitamin

Now since then I have stopped dairy since that seems to be a big problem for a lot of people, and I have stopped the multi vitamin since I hear they are usually bad quality. It also had iodine, which could have been a culprit. Now I am taking a hair vitamin (with biotin, B5, and many other good things in it). It is too soon to tell if I am going to have improvement, but I am trying many other things:

Differin at night, Benzaclin in the am
Water with lemon juice in the am
Hair/skin vitamin with extra zinc
I did by evening primrose oil, but haven't been taking on a daily basis yet
Aloe gel am and pm, followed by Vitamin E cream as a moisturizer
Cetaphil as a cleanser
Overall low carb diet with veggies, fruit, raw nuts, meat, fish, high fiber cereal w/ almond milk (no dairy or soy milk)

We'll see if any of this helps out in a few weeks. We can always hope, right?