To begin with I struggle with Acne since I was 17, today I am 23, male.
I'm not sick very often, however the four times I've been sick in the last two years I've noticed how my skin change.
First time I didn't feel so good in my stomach, and later that night I throw up. Went to bed and the next morning the acne and inflammation around the pustules had got down quite a bit.
Second time I didn't experience any stomach pain but I got a big flu, and I broke out like crazy, especially forehead area.
Next time I was sick I had stomach pain again, throw up and noticed the same thing as the first time.
The fourth time which was a few weeks ago I had stomach pain again after eating perhaps to much meat, I didn't throw up and hardly ate anything the day after. Guess what...skin looked better, I wasn't as puffy in my face, inflammation looked better and no new acne breakouts.
Can someone explain this? I hate that my skin looks puffy all the time, yet I am skinny. Could it be due to inflammation?
I have tried antibiotics three times (worked perfectly first time, but came back with vengence) and accutane (worked as well, but was only clear for a month).
I eat an anti inflammatory diet.
Fish: Wild caught Salmon, cod, herring, tuna, mackarel Meat: Beef and lamb sometimes Veggies: Saurkraut, Kimchi, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Asparagus, Brussel sprouts, sallat etc Fats: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil Starch: Brown Rice, White Rice, Sweet Potatoes Fruit: Green apples and blueberries Spices: Anti Inflammatory spices such as oregano, basil, garlic, ginger