When it comes to acne, some people are lucky enough that they will outgrow it after puberty but others are not so lucky and it either continues into their adult years or starts in their adult years.
Why do people get adult acne?
Food allergies, intolerances or sensitivities
The most common food sensitivities related to acne seem to be dairy, gluten and sugar, dairy being the most common. The dairy connection with acne doesn’t just apply to women either, there are many stories of men clearing up their acne after cutting dairy as well. The milk from cows contains hormones from the cow itself, and often have added growth hormones and antibiotics from the animal being exposed to them.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Women in particular have a really complex hormone balance. When women experience acne, sometimes it can also be related to a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]. When you have PCOS, it can lead to high androgens, namely testosterone which can cause acne. If you know you have PCOS, check out my PCOS specific meal plan.
Blood sugar imbalance & insulin resistance
Your blood sugar levels are also very intimately related to your hormone balance and acne. When you have chronically high levels of insulin over time, it can lead to insulin resistance and type II diabetes. For women in particular, this promotes your ovaries to produce extra hormones, which then leads to acne.
How is adult acne treated in the mainstream medical system?
A lot of times when you go to your doctor to find solutions for your acne, they will prescribe either a medication called Accutane or oral antibiotics (tetracycline), or for women they will prescribe birth control pills or spironolactone. If you go to a dermatologist, they will often prescribe topical creams, some of which are actually topical antibiotics. Quite often these approaches do give you good results, but the problem with these approaches is that it doesn’t actually address the root cause of why you have acne in the first place (any or all the reasons mentioned above!), and if you discontinue use of the medication or topical creams, your acne may come rushing back. That was the case for me anyways because acne is really a sign of something going on inside your body.
Acne and diet
Is there a diet for acne?
Yes! A diet that is free of potential food allergies or intolerances, is lower in carbohydrates to balance blood sugar, and contains foods that promote hormone balance can help you clear up your acne significantly!
My story with acne
I have dealt with really bad cystic acne my entire life, starting in GRADE 6 and continuing into my adult years. I tried birth control, oral antibiotics, accutane, spironolactone and countless topical creams. While I got really good results from these approaches, once I stopped my cystic acne came rushing back. Taking these medications also caused a lot of health problems for me that I still deal with to this day, despite not taking them anymore. After experimenting with changing my diet, it turns out my acne was due to all the above reasons – dairy intolerance, PCOS, hormone imbalance and insulin resistance. I have managed to clear up my acne completely through an acne diet that I have created. This acne diet meal plan is a result of all my years of experimentation and research, and has changed my life completely! I know it can also change yours as well.
What do you get with this acne diet meal plan?
1. Four 7 day meal plans + recipes
Each 7 day plan has recommendations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack meals for each week. This includes:
- acne diet breakfast recipes
- acne diet lunch recipes
- acne diet supper recipes
- acne diet snack recipes
Each meal plan will note how many servings you will get out of each recipe, and which days you are cooking/meal prepping and which days you are eating leftovers.
2. Acne diet grocery lists
Each 7 day plan also includes weekly acne diet grocery lists that are broken down by the different categories of food – fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, meats, condiments and oils, etc.
3. Nutritional information
Each recipe also comes with complete nutritional information such as calories, macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates), fiber, cholesterol, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
4. Guide to meal prepping
This acne diet meal plan also comes with a detailed guide on how to meal prep to set yourself up for success. This includes spending some time in the kitchen one day per week to prepare your portioned meals for that week. That way, each day you can pull your meals out and you are ready to go. This helps reduce temptation and will keep you on track.
Try my acne diet meal plan today and if you’re not totally hooked, I guarantee a 100% refund within the first 30 days. That is how confident I am that you will love it! But if there is any reason you don’t, send me an email requesting your refund. No questions asked.
Not sure if you want to try the one month acne diet meal plan?
I am not a medical doctor and the advice contained in this meal plan is not meant to replace or contradict that of your primary medical physician. The advice is also not meant to diagnose, treat or cure disease or illness. Please consult your primary physician before making any major changes to your diet and/or medications. It is recommended that you do your own research, increase your own knowledge on holistic health, and take personal responsibility for the lifestyle changes you are making in your life.