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No dairy - 2 month update

Posted by Jofo, 28 November 2010 · 313 views

It's about that time of the month again. Time for an update on the dairy-free diet.

It's hard to say whether cutting dairy out of my diet has had any noteworthy effect on my skin. My overall skin situation seems to have improved somewhat in the past couple of months. Acne breakouts aren't as bad or as frequent, and the redness that follows a...

Borage oil conclusion

Posted by Jofo, 22 November 2010 · 1,297 views

I stopped taking borage oil and lecithin a few days ago. I had enough left to last me another 3-4 days, but after sticking with it for over a month I figured the last few days wouldn't make a difference.

Unfortunately the borage oil and lecithin had absolutely no perceivable effect on the oiliness of my nose. Still as oily as ever. Right now I'm...


Posted by Jofo, 09 November 2010 · 396 views

I ordered Niacin a few days ago and it arrived in the mail today. I had come across discussions of Niacin on the Acne.org boards in the past, but it wasn't until last week that I noticed people saying it cured their oily skin. Naturally, I was intrigued. It seems like most people who take Niacin see results, sometimes dramatic, with their acne. My acne...

Wheat, grains, glycemic load...

Posted by Jofo, 01 November 2010 · 292 views

I've been reading up on the connection between acne and foods containing wheat, grains, and high glycemic loads. In light of my findings I have decided to temporarily reduce the amount of these things in my diet.

The reason for this adjustment is that I have been getting unusual amounts of breakouts and clogged pores in the past month or so. I'm...

No dairy - 1 month update

Posted by Jofo, 27 October 2010 · 313 views

One month ago, on September 26, I gave up all dairy in an effort to reduce the oil production on my nose. I said I would post a progress report when the month was up, so here it is. Technically I'm a day late with this post but I was busy all day and couldn't get around to it until right now at 4:00am.

Sad to say that I have seen no perceivable...

Borage oil and lecithin

Posted by Jofo, 13 October 2010 · 3,102 views

Two days ago I started taking borage oil and lecithin supplements to help reduce the oily skin in my T-zone. The brands I'm taking are Nature's Way Borage Oil (1,000mg with 480mg GLA) and Swanson Vitamins Lecithin (1,200mg). Here are my dosages:

2 borage oil capsules (2,000mg, 960mg GLA)
1 lecithin capsule (1,200mg)

1 borage oil...

No dairy - 2 week update

Posted by Jofo, 10 October 2010 · 261 views

Well, here's my 2-week progress report like I promised. For the past two weeks I have completely avoided dairy, with the exception of a few accidental slip-ups where I didn't realize the food had dairy in it. I'm sure those things were too small to make a difference, though. One of them was a roll, for example, that I found out contained a small...

Stopping saw palmetto and olive oil moisturizer

Posted by Jofo, 03 October 2010 · 1,024 views

On September 10, I started taking 450mg of saw palmetto twice a day to help tone down the sebum production on my nose. After doing some research, I discovered that the ingredient in saw palmetto alleged to help with sebum production, beta sitosterol, can be bought as its own standalone supplement in a form that's far more potent than saw palmetto.


No dairy for a month - Day 1

Posted by Jofo, 26 September 2010 · 191 views

Today marks the beginning of a 30-day experiment to completely eliminate dairy from my diet. I've been itching to get started on this experiment all week. I just had to finish up the last of the milk in my fridge.

I had been introduced to the concept of abstaining from dairy a long time ago on the Acne.org boards, but it wasn't until recently that...

Olive oil as in-shower moisturizer

Posted by Jofo, 24 September 2010 · 352 views

As of yesterday I experimented with olive oil as an in-shower moisturizer for one full week. I only used it once at night while in the shower. Each night I would spend about 2 minutes massaging the olive oil onto my wet face, being careful to avoid my problematic nose. Then I would rinse off most of the olive oil while still trying to leave some remaining...

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