Caffiene and sugar don't cause acne.

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  1. OTOPIAN

    OTOPIAN New Member

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    After 1 month *STRICLY* caffiene and sugar free, (No starchy carbs, nothing that converts to sugar or whatever) there has been no change in my zits but actually they have become a bit WORSE. What I did was VERY similar to the Atkins diet.

    First off, I don't have BAD acne, it's just kinda noticeable and annoying. It's not cystic or anything serious.

    After reading how some people say after they quit drinking coke/coffee their zits went away, I thought it had to be the combination of the two that was causing it, so off I go on my "Bye bye zits!" escapade.

    No luck, it's bullshit, the positive side of not consuming the 2 is that I lost a few pounds.

    Just thought I would share this with you guys so you don't waste your time on it.

    I'm now on a extremely low red-meat, no dairy products, high fruit/vegetable/nuts/fish/grain fed chicken escapade. I'll report back in a month or so.

    :wavey:
     
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    dmaestro New Member

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    acne isnt caused by diet.
     
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    OTOPIAN New Member

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    I would have to disagree.

    What have you heard causes it then?
     
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    transistor Well-Known Member

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    Caffiene most definitely causes acne for me
     
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    dmaestro New Member

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    uh

    the sandman

    he rubs crisco into your pours after putting sand in your eyes while you sleep.
     
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    I think diet plays a role, but not as far as "X" food causes acne. For me, a healthy diet definitely seems to reduce my acne compared to an unhealthy diet. I dunno. Maybe when I'm in the "eat healthy" state of mind I am also slightly more apt to take showers and use acne medication at a slightly higher rate.
     
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    My skin clears up when I'm cutting, and gets worse the higher I put my calories. When bulking your body makes extra testosterone, testosterone causes your glands to pump out more oil, which in turn can clog pores.

    Caffeine doesn't seem to affect my acne, but sugar definitely does, and chocolate is just a pimple in a wrapper for me.
     
  8. Kozzy McKoz

    Kozzy McKoz OT Supporter

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    When I drink soda, I get acne. Its fucking weird.
     
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    caffiene does effect acne, other than that diet doesnt really matter. eating over maintenance and lifting heavy doesnt exactly help either. :hs:
     
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    Every morning when I wake up, my forehead, nose, eyelids, behind my ears, and back of my neck are greasy as fuck... I can literally take my finger and run it across my forehead and have THICK visible grease buildup on my finger, it's disgusting.

    This has only been happening since i've lost ~80 pounds.

    :o
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Mine goes away on EC :dunno:
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    if i drink 64oz of water a day, i am virtually zit free.. until the test hits and i get my shoulder acne :hs:
     
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    I've found that when your overall diet is crap, acne gets worse because of the amound of shit that can't be filtered out by your body efficiently enough. Water is a big factor here because it helps you flush stuff out, and when you drink a boatload of water is when your acne starts to get under control.
     
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    Upping my water intake helped control my acne. My biggest problem is not touching my face and getting it all greasy from my fingers. :hs:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    at least you don't have to worry about that aspect
     
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    Milk and dairy products are some of the things that cause acne.
     
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    hormone levels
     
  21. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    maybe not for YOU, but that is by no means a conclusive statement.
     
  22. OTOPIAN

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    Can I get an explanation on how Accutane overrides genetics?
     
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    isn't stress a factor in acne?

    start smoking? :hsugh:
     
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    I break out in the winter time, I think its from the lack of vitamin D. Going tanning helps keep the zits down durring the winter, at least for me. Durring the summer time my face is clean and clear.
     
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    accutane reduces the amount of oil produced by the glands in yoru skin
     
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