I can't remember the last time I had a cup of coffee, maybe a little over a week ago? The zits that were on my face are drying up and my face looks clear.
I also continue to eat processed foods every single day. Could it be coffee that's causing the problem for me and not processed foods?
Almost two weeks ago I had 5 or 6 cups of coffee in one afternoon and early evening. A couple days later my face was a sore mess. Not a cup since. My face started to dry up about 3 days ago.
I can't forget to mention my daily intake of 1 vegan multi-vitamin along with an extra Zinc tablet. I have been taking the extra zinc tablet for about 10 days now.
I have been drinking hot green tea like it's water. Could be the antioxidants curing the acne?
It's obviously a combination of no coffee, Zinc, and green tea. Maybe it is only 1 or 2 of those things, but I'm not wanting to experiment by eliminating one of them (to see which one(s) they are) if my face is clear.
Kylie, hi I didn't see your post on page 1 until now, thanks!
Just rereading some acne tips here.
I also want to repeat a couple things I heard from a fellow vegan with acne. The person said they wash their face at least 3 times a day. Sounds like overkill and reminds me of the warning that if you wash it too much, the oils will retaliate harder. Not true if you have acne or oily skin to begin with. Washing it 3 times for some of us is good.
Another thing, a non-vegetarian said something very general, but true. Acne is caused by bacteria.
With that being said, along with the washing, I think that's fairly good advice.
I have been washing my face 3 times daily and have been able to have my green tea (caffeine) and processed foods. As long as I wash my face the 3 times, it seems I may be able to get away with dietary no-nos.
Now, the kind of soap I use...
In the morning i wash my face with Dr.Bronner's baby mild which is unscented. In the afternoon I wash it with Kirk's Coconut Castile. At night I wash it again with Dr. Bronner's.
TK, I was taking too many B vitamin supplements. I already have 100% b 12 in my multi-vitamin. It's zinc that has a very low percentage in the multi, so I take an extra Zinc tablet which might contribute to some clearing up.
Hey everyone. Has anyone looked into trying a yeast free diet? For those of you suffering after trying many things, flour and yeast may be the cause, I know it affects me when I have too much. For me dairy always seemed to be the main cause, I'm vegan now for a little while and still trying to get my skin really clear. If anyone has tried the yeast-free thing, I would love to hear about it, as I'm thinking of trying it out.
I might of missed it, but I don't think I saw anyone mention Apple Cider Vinegar!
I have very stubborn, oily skin. I've been using ACV for months now as my toner & my skin hasn't looked better. I get more compliments on my complexion now than I ever had. The ACV makes the environment on your face less susceptible to breakouts because it kills the bacteria on your face.
You can read all about it at Bragg.com or this post. I really hope this helps!
Ragdolly, my naturopath says that she is allergic to coffee and it breaks her out. This could be your culprit! She does treatments for allergies called NAET that are doing wonders for my family- we have lots of food allergies. She never bothered to clear herself of the coffee sensitivity because coffee is so unhealthy and she didn't want to be tempted by it. :op
^Nothing works my friend. I even have the occasional 1 cup of coffee per day about once every two weeks still. That's way better than my usual 3- 6 cups per day that was going on up until a few months ago. It's enough of a change to see some kind of change, but there's still no real improvement overall. Which leads me to believe it's not coffee.
I really do not know. I should really call a dermatologist. I want to have clear skin on my birthday in a couple wks.
What I could do is talk to a professional derma and see what he/she says about vegan acne medications and post what I learn here!...
Actually your naturopath may be right; if it's a food allergy then one cup every 2 wks is probably still too much...