Cameron Diaz, diet and acne

Any people in the UK, I bought Now! magazine the other day (I was bored, ok!) and saw a recent pic of Cameron Diaz in it- her acne is pretty bad when you see her without makeup, she has it on her back too. I heard somewhere else too that she is a big fan of junk food. I wonder if she has tried modifying her diet; maybe like so many of us she has been told by derms that it won’t affect acne. I know not all of us have found it does, but I certainly do. *(See below) You would think that someone so high-profile would have tried everything to relieve it. It is good for her if it doesnt bother her and that she can be open about it- but the fact that she has missed film premieres due to breakouts shows it must be a big disruption in her life sometimes.

Anyway it just made me wonder how many people, including celebrities, never consider diet as they are told by the medical profession that it doesnt help acne. Maybe it hasnt worked for her but it frustrates me to think how many people may believe these so-called authorities on acne.

*Avoiding sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and cutting down a lot on dairy and processed and fried foods, plus taking Zinc Gluconate supplements has cleared me up. I have tried medications including Dianette and antibiotics, but my skin was not Accutane-grade acne. I am not always strict with what i eat as a few tiny bumps is a small price to pay for eating more conventionally sometimes. I enjoy eating healthy though -lots of salad-type veggies and fruit- as I feel better as well as having cleared my skin. I am also “vegetarian” anyway but occasionally eat fish.

Taking Zinc was essential to helping my skin though. All this may seem hard for some of you but we have to accept that our bodies are thousands of years behind and are not built to run healthily on dairy or refined sugar often, let alone a Big Mac and fries, chocolate, ice cream etc. Even though not everyone gets acne, other people are affected in other ways, not always visible- see “People with acne are healthier” post.

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29 thoughts on “Cameron Diaz, diet and acne

  1. her acne is pretty bad

    for a movie star maybe.. :/

    i’ve learned that a person shouldnt always take everything medically-related that comes from a doctor as superior to one’s own experience

  2. she does a good job of covering it up though dont she? lol
    and she looks so confident in public.. and that GORGEOUS smile.. WOW

    i dont understand though, how come her skin isnt oily? her makeup never seems to be running!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. she does a good job of covering it up though dont she?

    Yea its amazing what you can achieve with an income like hers!!
    The media are always trying to get pics of her with no make up on and she does actually have really oily skin. I guess when you’ve got a truck load of make-up experts following your every move its not that hard to keep the oil at bay! :roll

  4. HAHAHAHA :rofl
    Pure thats really good and the rhyming skills are perfection!! I think we’ve found the official lyric writer for “the clearskin.net pop group” WE’RE GNA B FAMOUS!!!! 😛

  5. purepersian…

    :lol you really funny ya know!!! got a good sence of humor there…i guess tha helps with acne too! 😮

  6. lol!

    This reminds me, i remember ages ago someone posting about a Swedish clothing company called ACNE. Can you imagine…? Hmm I really wanna walk around with that label on me…..

  7. lol ye we can sing about acne

    acne acne acne cant u seeee
    your ways just hypnotize meeee

    sounds familiar. :eek ah yes, biggie.

    and its….

    ‘acne acne acne cant you see
    sometimes your ways just hypnotize me’

    :shock

  8. I keep hearing Cameron Diaz has bad acne.. I don’t belive it till i see it. Where are these pics. i want to see them. Are the on the web anywhere???

  9. NuclearAssault – im surprised you haven’t seen any pics before, its actually common knowledge that she has acne and she’s made no secret of it. The media aren’t too forgiving tho and try their best to catch her unawares – thats why she decided not to come to the ‘Gangs of New York’ premiere in London and nearly didnt come to the ‘Charlies Angels: Full Throttle’ premiere either!! 🙁 I don’t know if that pic that flora is talking about is on the net but here’s one from The Sun (to be honest i’ve seen it looking quite a bit worse than this!) God bless Cammy – you gotta love her!! :angel

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2003011180,00.html

  10. the media are b*tches! I think shes really cool though the way she said acne was “one of lifes trials, right?” wish i could think like that!

  11. Hell yea she’s so cool and always looks stunning no matter what! She should become some sort of leader or front person of an acne organisation – that would give a lot of people a lot of comfort knowing that someone like her can still suffer acne!!

  12. Are you shittin… Thats 2 friggen zits. I thought you people were talkin about ACNE. What a joke. She has literaly 2 blemishes

  13. well that is a profile..and i’ve seen pics of her alot worst than that. BUT you know what? she’s a gorgeous women, and not even some acne could dull her. and i think that she has acne makes her that bit more human and real. she’s a real person like us, everyone gets acne. and she said something in that article about how alot of talented people make her look the way she does in magazines. and it’s true.

  14. It’d be comforting to me if she came out and said what she does with her skin,what she uses and what she’s tried etc.But that’s kind of selfish of me because i would be embarrassed to be in the spotlight like that and start talking about my skin when it’s bad.

  15. I heard somewhere else too that she is a big fan of junk food. I wonder if she has tried modifying her diet; maybe like so many of us she has been told by derms that it won’t affect acne.

    This is true. I saw her one day at Taco Bell in Hollywood. I was checking out this cute chick (bird for you Brits), and realized I was scoping out Cameron Diaz. She was wearing sweats, hat and glasses, and her hair was dark (I think it was at the time she did Being John Malkovic). Then I saw her get into a new BMW so I was convinced it was her.
    Her skin looked ok though.

  16. I spose like the rest of us it must come and go but WOW how lucky are you to have seen her!!! Supposedly Cammy (yup we’re on first name terms!) also has rosacea as well (??)
    Courtney Love is a bit more open about her skin isn’t she – I’ve seen loads of pics where her skin has flared up but she doesn’t seem to care. Good for her!
    Brad Pitt – He suffered from teen acne and when you look up close on his face (on unaltered images) he’s got quite deep scarring.
    Same with Nicholas Cage, Bill Murray, Catherine Zeta-Jones and loads of other celebrites according to the media :roll
    If all these celebrities would just STOP covering it up i bet the world of acne treatment would expand considerably. Its a sad fact but once a celebrity says they have something it seems to become almost fashionable!!!

  17. Its a sad fact but once a celebrity says they have something it seems to become almost fashionable!!!

    :lol People would be dying to get acne! :wink

  18. Are you shittin… Thats 2 friggen zits. I thought you people were talkin about ACNE. What a joke. She has literaly 2 blemishes

    Nah, she has far far worse days. She was on some medication for it a while ago as well (not sure if it was accutane though). Britney Spears had a couple of bad months as well…

    But I think movie stars get in a vicious circle you know, they have to wear tons of makeup for movies, publicity etc, their skin gets bad, they have to wear more make up to cover it, it gets worse etc…..

    tough life i guess!

  19. The only time i’ve ever seen her with really bad skin was when she was in My best friend’s wedding. You could tell her skin was bumpy and the make up was really noticeable on screen, that means she must have been wearing a lot of it cos you can’t usually see the make up on screen.

    I saw Julia Roberts about 4 years ago. She was at the Ritz hotel one summer for a premier and i was working there. She looks exactly the same as in films. I think Cameron is much prettier though, even with acne.

  20. Julia Roberts has the most perfect skin! I doubt she needs much make up even when she’s filming.

    Sigh.. it must be wonderful to have such beautiful, smooth, poreless skin…

  21. I was watching something a couple of years ago and it said that Britney had hid herself away in her brother’s flat for a couple of weeks because she was having a bad breakout.On the TV they were laughing at her and saying she ought to get over an acne breakout at her age and i thought it was cruel.it really must be awful to be in the public eye and have acne.So many people to have to face when you’re feeling rubbish about yourself.I hide myself away too and i’m not seen by millions of people and people aren’t trying to take photos of me all of the time.

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