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Diet and Skincare

What if I just eat broccoli and celery? Will that stop my breakouts?

Nope.

Let’s be sure we understand what goes on. Avoiding certain foods in the belief these cause acne, such as dairy products, will not get you where you want to go. Unless of course specific foods give you a digestive disorder.

The digestive disorder occurs first and is chronic, the acne comes after.

For example, the definitive study on diary and acne was undertaken in Finland. Actually there were several studies involving millions of adolescents. Conclusion: no effect. Not plus, not minus. Drink milk, eat cheese, yogurts, etc. no difference.

A reasonable diet not skewed too much in any direction is all that most of us need to avoid dietary induced acne. The Skin Dork is not persuaded that a bad diet can cause acne but it is clear a bad diet sure doesn’t help and is usually just a part of overall poor health practices like wallowing in sugar that in combination aggravates acne formation.

Eat like a goat, look like a pizza.

Vegan diets in combination with strong skincare products, like exfoliants and other charged particles seem to be less resistant and more vulnerable to skin disorders is the only other generality the Skin Dork can make, and that isn’t much help. One would think a vegan diet has a better chance of appearance success, but experience says otherwise. It is possible that many vegans find themselves in the produce section because of digestive disorders that brought them to experimentation in diet.

Digestive disorders usually have an origin quite apart from dietary choices. Bad skin problems arising from diet are almost always hand in hand with digestive disorders that arose first. This is the domain of the micro-biome and has become a very hot topic as you will see in any internet search.

Folks who have digestive problems must go through a lot of trial and error to identify the culprit(s). Sometimes there is a full-fledged allergic reaction on the skin that just doesn’t go away. Topical products might make it worse or a little better but it is persistent.

The cause could be a dietary agent and it is most often a processed food ingredient. For example, potato starch is ubiquitous in the American processed food industry. It seems to be in everything. If you are allergic to potato, processed foods are out of bounds for you. You will have to go more paleolithic in your diet and avoid many packaged products.

The Skin Dork has much sympathy for those with digestive disorders and the pharmaceutical approaches (almost all monoclonal antibodies) are really poor tools with too many side effects and great cost and incomplete results at best.

An avocado a day keeps the GI doctor away is the old saying. Same story with apples keeping doctors away. Or something.

If you have persistent skin flare ups and you have overcome your skincare product addiction, then it is time to drill down to discover the allergic agent in your diet or environment.

Sometimes it is airborne and in your work atmosphere. If your eyes itch, it may be pollen. Digestive disorders can set off a histamine response (the immune system is having a cow, like always). It can be a fragrance, or a significant other (!) that has you on edge.

Remember if you have a histamine response going, your skin is a lit fuse. It may not show anything but suddenly just goes bananas. It could be a flower-scented breeze that sets it off. Shazam you go visit the doctor for rosacea and she gives you cortisone and maybe a topical anti-fungal and a whatnot but you are still out of control, in fact, worse. You are treating symptoms and these topical drugs or naturals won’t work, and often make your skin worse. It can be very confusing to see your skin go off the rails when you have done really nothing to it. Be aware of this histamine lit fuse.

Go back to the diet – the digestive disorder first and the environment second. Digestive disorders can be caused by medications. Happens all the time. You have to look at things holistically. Is it food, is it medication, is it your boyfriend and his synthetic knee-socks, your horse-balm, your chemistry set, your recreational drugs, your dirty sheets, your house full of essential oils wafting about from Auntie’s visit? Fragrances in the air can set off an unstable skin as fast as you can blink.

Getting paranoid? Ease up. Don’t go all out at least not at first and start second guessing yourself. Most important, identify the day, the event, or some period of time when things went poorly. From there you should be able to reconstruct what went on and piece together a timeline and a cause.

The skin will tell you there is a problem, but maybe it isn’t the skin where the problem originates. The skin is the scorecard.

If you have a digestive problem and bad skin, they are connected. Solve the digestive problem and you are 90% there. Avoid topical ‘solutions’ that will only make you feel and look worse and drain your wallet.

Trust your gut.

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REFERENCE TOPICS

Diet and Skincare

What if I just eat broccoli and celery? Will that stop my breakouts?

Nope.

Let’s be sure we understand what goes on. Avoiding certain foods in the belief these cause acne, such as dairy products, will not get you where you want to go. Unless of course specific foods give you a digestive disorder.

The digestive disorder occurs first and is chronic, the acne comes after.

For example, the definitive study on diary and acne was undertaken in Finland. Actually there were several studies involving millions of adolescents. Conclusion: no effect. Not plus, not minus. Drink milk, eat cheese, yogurts, etc. no difference.

A reasonable diet not skewed too much in any direction is all that most of us need to avoid dietary induced acne. The Skin Dork is not persuaded that a bad diet can cause acne but it is clear a bad diet sure doesn’t help and is usually just a part of overall poor health practices like wallowing in sugar that in combination aggravates acne formation.

Eat like a goat, look like a pizza.

Vegan diets in combination with strong skincare products, like exfoliants and other charged particles seem to be less resistant and more vulnerable to skin disorders is the only other generality the Skin Dork can make, and that isn’t much help. One would think a vegan diet has a better chance of appearance success, but experience says otherwise. It is possible that many vegans find themselves in the produce section because of digestive disorders that brought them to experimentation in diet.

Digestive disorders usually have an origin quite apart from dietary choices. Bad skin problems arising from diet are almost always hand in hand with digestive disorders that arose first. This is the domain of the micro-biome and has become a very hot topic as you will see in any internet search.

Folks who have digestive problems must go through a lot of trial and error to identify the culprit(s). Sometimes there is a full-fledged allergic reaction on the skin that just doesn’t go away. Topical products might make it worse or a little better but it is persistent.

The cause could be a dietary agent and it is most often a processed food ingredient. For example, potato starch is ubiquitous in the American processed food industry. It seems to be in everything. If you are allergic to potato, processed foods are out of bounds for you. You will have to go more paleolithic in your diet and avoid many packaged products.

The Skin Dork has much sympathy for those with digestive disorders and the pharmaceutical approaches (almost all monoclonal antibodies) are really poor tools with too many side effects and great cost and incomplete results at best.

An avocado a day keeps the GI doctor away is the old saying. Same story with apples keeping doctors away. Or something.

If you have persistent skin flare ups and you have overcome your skincare product addiction, then it is time to drill down to discover the allergic agent in your diet or environment.

Sometimes it is airborne and in your work atmosphere. If your eyes itch, it may be pollen. Digestive disorders can set off a histamine response (the immune system is having a cow, like always). It can be a fragrance, or a significant other (!) that has you on edge.

Remember if you have a histamine response going, your skin is a lit fuse. It may not show anything but suddenly just goes bananas. It could be a flower-scented breeze that sets it off. Shazam you go visit the doctor for rosacea and she gives you cortisone and maybe a topical anti-fungal and a whatnot but you are still out of control, in fact, worse. You are treating symptoms and these topical drugs or naturals won’t work, and often make your skin worse. It can be very confusing to see your skin go off the rails when you have done really nothing to it. Be aware of this histamine lit fuse.

Go back to the diet – the digestive disorder first and the environment second. Digestive disorders can be caused by medications. Happens all the time. You have to look at things holistically. Is it food, is it medication, is it your boyfriend and his synthetic knee-socks, your horse-balm, your chemistry set, your recreational drugs, your dirty sheets, your house full of essential oils wafting about from Auntie’s visit? Fragrances in the air can set off an unstable skin as fast as you can blink.

Getting paranoid? Ease up. Don’t go all out at least not at first and start second guessing yourself. Most important, identify the day, the event, or some period of time when things went poorly. From there you should be able to reconstruct what went on and piece together a timeline and a cause.

The skin will tell you there is a problem, but maybe it isn’t the skin where the problem originates. The skin is the scorecard.

If you have a digestive problem and bad skin, they are connected. Solve the digestive problem and you are 90% there. Avoid topical ‘solutions’ that will only make you feel and look worse and drain your wallet.

Trust your gut.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

REFERENCE TOPICS

Diet and Skincare

What if I just eat broccoli and celery? Will that stop my breakouts?

Nope.

Let’s be sure we understand what goes on. Avoiding certain foods in the belief these cause acne, such as dairy products, will not get you where you want to go. Unless of course specific foods give you a digestive disorder.

The digestive disorder occurs first and is chronic, the acne comes after.

For example, the definitive study on diary and acne was undertaken in Finland. Actually there were several studies involving millions of adolescents. Conclusion: no effect. Not plus, not minus. Drink milk, eat cheese, yogurts, etc. no difference.

A reasonable diet not skewed too much in any direction is all that most of us need to avoid dietary induced acne. The Skin Dork is not persuaded that a bad diet can cause acne but it is clear a bad diet sure doesn’t help and is usually just a part of overall poor health practices like wallowing in sugar that in combination aggravates acne formation.

Eat like a goat, look like a pizza.

Vegan diets in combination with strong skincare products, like exfoliants and other charged particles seem to be less resistant and more vulnerable to skin disorders is the only other generality the Skin Dork can make, and that isn’t much help. One would think a vegan diet has a better chance of appearance success, but experience says otherwise. It is possible that many vegans find themselves in the produce section because of digestive disorders that brought them to experimentation in diet.

Digestive disorders usually have an origin quite apart from dietary choices. Bad skin problems arising from diet are almost always hand in hand with digestive disorders that arose first. This is the domain of the micro-biome and has become a very hot topic as you will see in any internet search.

Folks who have digestive problems must go through a lot of trial and error to identify the culprit(s). Sometimes there is a full-fledged allergic reaction on the skin that just doesn’t go away. Topical products might make it worse or a little better but it is persistent.

The cause could be a dietary agent and it is most often a processed food ingredient. For example, potato starch is ubiquitous in the American processed food industry. It seems to be in everything. If you are allergic to potato, processed foods are out of bounds for you. You will have to go more paleolithic in your diet and avoid many packaged products.

The Skin Dork has much sympathy for those with digestive disorders and the pharmaceutical approaches (almost all monoclonal antibodies) are really poor tools with too many side effects and great cost and incomplete results at best.

An avocado a day keeps the GI doctor away is the old saying. Same story with apples keeping doctors away. Or something.

If you have persistent skin flare ups and you have overcome your skincare product addiction, then it is time to drill down to discover the allergic agent in your diet or environment.

Sometimes it is airborne and in your work atmosphere. If your eyes itch, it may be pollen. Digestive disorders can set off a histamine response (the immune system is having a cow, like always). It can be a fragrance, or a significant other (!) that has you on edge.

Remember if you have a histamine response going, your skin is a lit fuse. It may not show anything but suddenly just goes bananas. It could be a flower-scented breeze that sets it off. Shazam you go visit the doctor for rosacea and she gives you cortisone and maybe a topical anti-fungal and a whatnot but you are still out of control, in fact, worse. You are treating symptoms and these topical drugs or naturals won’t work, and often make your skin worse. It can be very confusing to see your skin go off the rails when you have done really nothing to it. Be aware of this histamine lit fuse.

Go back to the diet – the digestive disorder first and the environment second. Digestive disorders can be caused by medications. Happens all the time. You have to look at things holistically. Is it food, is it medication, is it your boyfriend and his synthetic knee-socks, your horse-balm, your chemistry set, your recreational drugs, your dirty sheets, your house full of essential oils wafting about from Auntie’s visit? Fragrances in the air can set off an unstable skin as fast as you can blink.

Getting paranoid? Ease up. Don’t go all out at least not at first and start second guessing yourself. Most important, identify the day, the event, or some period of time when things went poorly. From there you should be able to reconstruct what went on and piece together a timeline and a cause.

The skin will tell you there is a problem, but maybe it isn’t the skin where the problem originates. The skin is the scorecard.

If you have a digestive problem and bad skin, they are connected. Solve the digestive problem and you are 90% there. Avoid topical ‘solutions’ that will only make you feel and look worse and drain your wallet.

Trust your gut.

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