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Hey! My skin looks better! Thanks PT!

I suppose it is well known that eating better will help with skin breakouts. But when I started PT, it was not for this reason that I joined, but solely for losing weight and feeling better.

It never occurred to me that this would be a nice side effect.
It's been almost a month, and now I'm noticing the difference, which is great, because adult acne SUCKS!
Anyone else have this happen, or similar undocumented PT feature?

Mon. Jul 31, 2:07pm

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Its funny, I see a dermotologist and am on antibiotics for acne, but its my chiropractor who told me that cutting yeasts should really help prevent breakouts. I havent really tried it yet, too much "new" stuff at once for me, but just throwing it out there for anyone else who needs it...

Monday, July 31, 2006, 2:14 PM

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When I started eating fewer carbs, I noticed my skin cleared and lots of little allergic-type symptoms and rashes disappeared. I don't even have hay fever anymore and I used to spend the spring and summer with constant dosing of antihistamines. My best guess is less wheat, but I don't know for sure. Congratulations on your improved skin -- keep doing whatever you're doing!

Monday, July 31, 2006, 2:27 PM

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I'm noticing the same thing, and I think it's the wheat, because when I ate veggie burgers on whole wheat buns several days in a row, my face broke out again.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 2:46 PM

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my skin really clears up when i stop drinking sodas.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 2:48 PM

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Oh heck yeah! I have gone from having the skin of an adolescent in the throes of pubety to getting compliments on my 'gorgeous' skin from the Mac counter girls (and even a few perfect strangers!). They've stopped selling me things that 'even out the redness and provide all-day coverage' and instead pimp the products that 'enhance your inner glow'. :-)

the changes I have made:

1. With few exceptions I eat only fresh, unpackaged foods and get my 6-8 of fruits and veggies every day.
2. I exercise almost daily (weekends are 'free', but I usually do something active anyway)
3. I get lots more water.
4. I have cut way down on alcohol and soda.
5. I moisturize every day with a moisturizer containing SPF 30 (I never used to do this because my skin is so oily and sensitive, and previously moisturizers would aggravate it, but now I'm outside exercising almost every day so wanted the SPF. The Aveeno stuff I've been using has been really great and non-irritating.)

I don't know that any single factor is responsible - instead I think all the changes have combined to really help me acheive what is quickly becoming the healthiest I've ever been (and I never used to consider myself unhealthy - I just wasn't like this).

Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:30 PM

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I'm using Aveeno sunscreen, too, and I'm really happy with it. It's the only daily sunscreen I've found that doesn't aggravate my sensitive/oily skin.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:35 PM

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I have a problem picking my face if I see any black heads or pimples that have not come to the surface, etc. I know it is gross! If I did not do this I would have better looking skin I think. You think that would be reason enough not to do it, but I do anyway. I hate it! Does anyone else have this problem?

Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:40 PM

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way to hijack the thread. I thought this was about ways we've improved.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:46 PM

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i too have noticed a big change in my skin since eliminating wheat! who'd have thought? i guess it is probably due to the extra sweating i do now, too?

Monday, July 31, 2006, 4:50 PM

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HAHA, I totally relate to the 4:40 poster, I hate when I do that too!
Now I'm wondering if it isn't just that I'm drinking more water and eating so much produce, and working out more. Could it be that instead of getting OCD on my face, I'm just getting OCD on my diet?!? HA! In any case, maybe PT has also given my something healthy to be OCD about, so yay!

I have not eliminated any wheat tho, perhaps I'll try a controlled experiment soon.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 9:28 PM

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