Ice Cream, Donuts & Acne: How To Bulletproof Your Skin With Epigenetics

Back when I suffered with acne, I would look around and notice everyone else’s clear skin. It’s like when you buy a new car and all of a sudden you start noticing that same car everywhere on the road. Can you relate? Well… because I had a warzone on my face I was hyper aware… Read More

9 Reasons I Used To Have Acne

I used to have acne. Now, I don’t. This post is my Sherlockian attempt to figure out why I used to have acne. They say hindsight is 20/20, right? Well, g’darn but I SO wish I had known all this when I was suffering from daily breakouts back in high school that were crushing my… Read More

Chocolate and Acne: Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

I confess. I am a chocolate addict. For years, I have eaten chocolate to bury feelings of pain, emptiness, or sadness. (I also love how it tastes, of course. Who doesn’t?) But I always wondered… was chocolate giving me acne? It was always super hard to tell. If you’ve ever tried to isolate whether one… Read More

Eggs for Acne: Good or Bad? (The Definitive Guide)

Eggs. Acne trigger, or skin savior? Gawd, where do I start? Okay, first, check in with your gut feeling. Do you think eggs make YOUR skin break out? I’ll bet the answer is something like, “I don’t know, Devin, I’m so frickin’ confused about eggs, which is why I’m reading your dang blog post, hoping… Read More

Q&A #1: Exfoliation, Raw Food, and Detox

Hey there! Sonia here. Some of our blog readers may not know this, but we have an active CSF Forum where Devin personally helps readers of our ebook with acne and their skin – and as of September 2018, it has over 1,400 topics and 11,000 posts! Since Devin puts a lot of energy into… Read More

Clear Skin Baking Tips

Hey there! Love baking but hate acne? This post is for you. I got a great question from CSF reader Julia yesterday about sugar, baked goods, and acne: Hi Devin, I was wondering if you have any advice for me: I really struggle with the “no sugar” part of your previous advice. I love eating… Read More

7 Crazy Diets That DON’T Fix Acne

Here are 7 bizarre diets I’ve tried on my path from acne to clear skin. Not one of them truly cleared up my skin, except one, but it would have killed me if I’d kept going with it. Yes, I know the following sounds crazy, but it is all 100% true: I went raw vegan… Read More

Hormonal Acne: Stop the Breakouts Now

The monthly dread of hormonal acne – I know what that’s like! But it’s not easy to get rid of, either. As you probably know, your hormonal acne has a vast array of potential causes. This is why it can be so difficult to clear up! For some people, simple dietary changes may clear up… Read More

Iron and Acne: Does Excess Iron Trigger Acne?

I’m going to go out on a limb here… Is excess iron the hidden acne trigger we’ve all been missing? Wait a sec. Iron? Isn’t iron good for us? Aren’t many people anemic, or deficient in iron? Well, true, iron is good for us. In small amounts. But it’s kind of like radioactive fuel in… Read More

Lactoferrin and Acne: Does Lactoferrin Help Acne?

Lactoferrin. Sounds like an engine problem, doesn’t it? “Well, sonny, your problem is you’ve got lactoferrin buildup in your jimbedy-flange.” But it turns out lactoferrin couldn’t be more natural: it’s a protein, your body makes it, and it’s pretty darn important. So important that it’s one of the first things mothers pass to their newborn… Read More