View Full Version : I need your success stories and encouragement
06-09-2006, 11:03 PM
I'm new here and new to raw. I'm not 100% yet but am really trying. :p I was just wondering if anyone here has cured their acne by eating a raw diet. I know it happens, I've read Alissa's book and Eating for Beauty and have soaked up lots of info.
I could really use some success stories to help me along the way! :)
06-10-2006, 04:08 AM
ME! ME! ME!!!!!!! *waving arms around madly* :D
I had adult acne (never had it as a teen, figures!) and tried EVERYTHING, even those expensive products with celebs that swear by it. It was getting worse as I got older and all over my chin. I went raw and it cleared within a few months. Occasionally I will get ONE or TWO pimples right when I menstrate or if I eat too many nuts, but my face is clear now like it hasn't been for years!
A word of warning, those of us with acne tend to detox through our skin a lot. When you first go raw, you may break out more b/c your body is cleaning out the toxins. Be patient and raw will clear it up. I haven't ever heard of a longterm rawfoodist with an acne problem. :)
06-10-2006, 04:53 AM
Me too! A year ago when I first started raw I went 100% immediately and my acne got worse for a few weeks because of detox and then my skin was like porcelain. Of course, I failed on raw for some months and my acne came back with a vengeance. I never had cystic acne or anything but I would get some good sized pimples for sure. I generally had at least 5 at a time on my face and I too tried all the products, but honestly, I never believed in them. I've always known that acne is an internal toxicity problem. I've always known that food does affect the skin and body and no doctor could ever convince me of anything else. For me it was all a matter of willpower and trust me, I've got it now. Raw will cure your acne, just wait out the detox for as long as it takes and don't suppress your symtoms with anything, let it all get out of your body naturally.
06-10-2006, 08:49 AM
Acne...is there anything worse? Sometimes I wouldn't leave the house because I couldn't cover it at all with my foundation. I have had it off and on from my teens. Usually flaring up the most around my period. Anywho...Back in March when I started my raw journey...my skin cleared for the first time in years. But I started going on herbal cleanses to help rid my body of excess toxins more quickly...and man...the acne was soooooooooooo bad! I knew right then and there if I had acne I was purging bad things from my body. After all the cleanses...I fell away from raw for 2 weeks. Ouch. Started back again to 100 %...today is day #8 and my skin is just starting to clear again. I woke up this morning with no new pimples. :rolleyes: All the old ones are healing nicely and I know from past experience in another week...my skin will be picture perfect. It's amazing really. Raw is now my lifestyle and God willing...will be that of my entire family. It is so healing...I wish everyone knew how freeing it was. Stick with it and your acne will clear right up! :)
06-10-2006, 09:14 AM
LISALEE! Hello from another Lisa *waves*
Acne seems to be one of the FIRST things that clear up! Acne has a lot to do with dairy. I know some ppl who arent raw that just stop eating dairy & their problems are over, but they do end up wanting to increase their miracles & come to me about Raw.
There are so many miracles in store for you. If you have a lot of acne, treat it with raw & you'll see the beauitful transformed face that was lieing there waiting all along!!
06-10-2006, 10:25 AM
Thanks for all the great replies! They really help.
I've had acne since my teens but it seems that after I had my two kids, it has only gotten worse, in the form of adult acne.... :eek:
Before raw, I'd try cutting things out of my diet like sugar and dairy and it helped a little but I'd always backslide and it would come back.
So now I'm going to do the 30-day challenge (I should start a journal here :D ) and really see some results.
I've been doing a lot of papaya smoothies and fresh pineapple, I've heard those are both great for your skin.
Thanks again for your stories, it's great to hear from others who are going through the same, ya know?
06-10-2006, 10:45 AM
me too, I had it worse as a adult then a teenager. I didn't have the worse case of it or anything, but I had it. My first week of raw I had major detox breakout but after about 2 weeks it cleared up mostly. I am still detoxing and have 1 or 2 bumps come up her and there, but my skin in beautiful.
06-10-2006, 11:47 AM
My husband had acne for 11 years (from 13-24) and he went raw...okay, just HIGH raw, and his acne is soooo much better. He only breaks out a little on his back- MAYBE 3 at the most at one time. Sometimes, just last year, he'd have over 10 boil-like pimples on his back...that did not include his face, bum, legs...etc. He also swore by this face wash, but his poor cheeks were just fiery red from the stuff. I can't even tell you whata lot of the stuff in it is. I still have a bottle:
sodium cocyl isethionate
sodium lauroyl sarcosinate
and xantham gum
And this scary product is called OXY
But, noxema is just as scary...
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