i have found some interesting stuff. linoleic acid may work for acne. it is in primrose oil. i have started taking lactobacillus reuteri, 4000mg evening primrose oil a day, and applying lactobacillus acidophilus along with evening primrose oil topically. do the research on these things. heres a sorta random summary: linoleic acid drecreases sebum by 50% after 1 month. it decreases size of microderms by 25% and immproves hyperpigmentation by 67%. reuteri is a probiotic that is only present in 10-20% percent of the population. It is very good for the body. it metabolizes glycerol and produces reuterin in the proccess. reauterin is antibiotic that kills bad bacteria but does not kill good bacteria. a study on ncbi showed that it significantly inhibits growth of p acnes and staph heres the study:
While it is generally accepted that Propionibacterium acnes is involved in the development of acne, other bacteria including Staphylococcus epidermidis have also been isolated from the acne lesion. The interaction between Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic bacterium, and acnegenic bacteria is unclear. This study examined the effects of L. reuteri on the proliferation of P. acnes and S. epidermidis. Human-derived L. reuteri strains (KCTC 3594 and KCTC 3678) and rat-derived L. reuteri KCTC 3679 were used. All strains exhibited significant inhibitory effects on the growth of P. acnes and S. epidermidis. The proliferation of P. acnes was decreased by 2-log scales after incubation with L. reuteri for 24 h. In addition, the proliferation of S. epidermidis was decreased by 3-log scales after incubation with L. reuteri for 24 h, whereas the growth of L. reuteri was unaffected by P. acnes or S. epidermidis. Among the L. reuteri strains examined, L. reuteri KCTC 3679 had the strongest inhibitory effect on the growth of P. acnes and S. epidermidis, followed by L. reuteri KCTC 3594 and L. reuteri KCTC 3678. Interestingly, reuterin, an antimicrobial factor, was produced only by L. reuteri KCTC 3594. The most pronounced the antibacterial activities of L. reuteri were attributed to the production of organic acids. Overall, these results suggest that L. reuteri may be a useful probiotic agent to control the growth of bacteria involved in acne inflammation and prevent acne.
I bought the reuteri today and took one pill. i will also apply it topically tonight.
so far my acne has cleared up a lot after doing these 2 things. it was a 6/10 before but is now a 3/10 at the moment. so so far its going well. when i apply the probiotic topical the papules and small pimples stop hurting and decrease in size or dry out the next morning. this could be because the probiotic is killing the bacteria. this has worked very well so far and i am very pleased with the results considering it is an alternative to acne drugs without the side effects. the "good" bacteria i am using are killing the bad "bacteria" which cause acne.