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12-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Just curious -
Did anyone experience acne when going raw?! I have PCOS and have suffered with it more so, however, my skin was improving but now the more fruits and vegetables I eat the more acne I seem to be getting?! Is this like a body purifying purge type thing?! Does it get worse before it gets better?! I thought raw would help my acne not make it worse!
12-03-2009, 08:56 PM
I'm at the tailend (hopefully) of an acne phase that left my skin feeling rough and awful and left me with tiny acne bumps all over my face, as well as some big red acne.
My skin is usually very good, so it's been a bit of a shock for me.
I've been 1 year 100% raw and I really feel it's the body's way of purging a whole bunch of crap it hasn't been able to get rid of before (i.e. stuff is being dumped rapidly in the bloodstream, perhaps too rapidly for normal elimination systems to cope with and so the skin is helping out).
Better out than in I say, and I feel like the worst is over.
There's ways to speed up the process:
go to saunas (this helps purge stuff through the skin)
use natural clays for deep cleansing
drink lots of green jucies and smoothies daily
clean skin regularly with warm water (especially before bed, this is my downfall :)
excercise- really helpful in speeding up detox
I'm sure there are other ways that other people will tell you about. :)
12-04-2009, 11:38 AM
agree with all above. I had some too, pores cleaning out. I did a detox many yrs ago & my skin was a MESS. I never had acne b4. coconut oil is good too..just a tiny bit.
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