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About scov93

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Bath,Somerset, UK
  • Interests sport, exercise and my dvd collection :)

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  1. scov93 added a post in a topic How ya feelin' about your acne today?   

    that shit used to burn like crazy when i first used it, and it fucking stinks. not a bad product for mild to moderate acne though, unfortunately my acne was in the moderate to severe category by then and i only had minimal results
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  2. scov93 added a post in a topic Sports, Sweat, And Acne?   

    ive always found my skin looks better after ive been sweating. for the last 3 weeks ive had to wait 2-3 hours after exercise before i shower because of building work on my house and ive seen no change in my acne. which is weird because for years i was always so stressed that i had to wash my face immediately after exercise
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  3. scov93 added a post in a topic Is Genetic The Same As Hormonal Acne   

    everyone with acne has it because of their genetics is one way or another. i have been able to control acne with diet but i dont know whether the improvement with my skin has been due to diet or just with age.
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  4. scov93 added a post in a topic Is Genetic The Same As Hormonal Acne   

    most people find that they can control their acne with good diet and exercise. but it probably wont completely cure it. accutane is an option but only if he has severe symptoms and the side effects must be considered before you start
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  5. scov93 added a post in a topic Yes - Dairy Does Cause Acne!   

    however many studies show a connection between dairy and acne you can say that dairy does cause acne full stop
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  6. scov93 added a blog entry in scov93's Blog   

    Intermittent Fasting Continued
    sorry people i also forgot to mention protein intake. high levels of protein also increase IGF-1 and testosterone. im not saying cutting out protein sources obviously thats stupid but try to not go over you daily recommended amount.

    also when it comes to you diet we all know the 5 a day rule or whatever arbitrary number the government of your country have decided on. ( basically have as much as you can ) focus more on veg than fruit because the sugar in fruit is still bad for you in large amounts. You see poeple having a litre of fruit smoothie a day and they still wonder why they put on weight. anyway i'll probably keep adding stuff to this when i remember all the things i wanted to put down in the first post.

    please keep coming to this page and ask questions and i'll hopefully have an answer for you
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  7. scov93 added a blog entry in scov93's Blog   

    Intermittent Fasting
    Hi everyone


    basically i've had moderate to severe acne for about 4 years now (its been moderate for the last year) and as is the same with most people on here ive tried all sorts of pills and creams over this period. And i have also had a huge interest in diet, nutrition and exercise.
    about 3 years ago now i did the basic 6 food elimination diet (milk, soy, egg, wheat, nuts and shellfish) and took vitamin tablets to replace the nutrients lost by not eating these foods.

    after 2 years the diet made almost no difference so this is when i really started to do deep research into diet, exercise and how they link to hormones and overtime i began to realise ITS NOT ONLY WHAT YOU EAT ITS WHEN YOU EAT.

    the modern diet in most people consists of 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and these are usually spaced over 10-12 hours and this has been the way for years and this is the pattern you are advised to stick to. but when you look at our diet in detail you realise what effect it is having on our bodies. when you have a constant supply of energy through food you are increasing the levels of a number of hormones in your system among which is the growth hormone IGF-1 which is widely considered to increase the rate of ageing in mammals. also the hormones testosterone and DHT. and what do all these hormones have in common, THEY ALL CONTRIBUTE TO ACNE.

    so what should you, its simple reduce the window of time in which you eat and have longer periods of fasting. when you fast your body will reduce the levels of IGF-1 TESTOSTERONE and DHT as these hormones are responsible among over things for the creation of new cells but when you fast you body needs to preserve energy so instead of creating new cells it will REPAIR EXISTING CELLS. this is why fasting has been found to help prevent age related diseases such as alzheimer's and diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

    something must also be said for what you eat. most of you that have done your own research will know all this but basically reduce intake of any wheat products whether you are "intolerant" or not it still has a negative effect on your body which i'll go into later. also don't drink and dairy products its not natural, and avoid sugars as much as you can. sugars and wheat products help maintain the growth of "bad bacteria" and fungus within the human body not only will their growth have a direct negative effect on your health but also as we all know and organism that eats also sh*ts and this is toxic to you body and can increase you susceptibility to illness. and suppress the immune system.

    finally exercise. im starting to get tired of writing and your probably getting tired of reading so basically do some exercise, every other day if you can.

    in conclusion fasting and intermittent fasting have a large number of health benefits and most importantly to all of us here can seriously help with the effects of acne. i really urge you to try alternate day fasting or reduce the window in the day in which you eat. I recommend 20/4 (20 hour fast , 4 hours in which you can eat) this is only a basic incite into the topic and you can do more research yourselves into fasting. i suggest you watch the bbc horizon show eat fast live longer on youtube. hopefully you have read this and please pass the info on to everyone you can on the site.

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  8. scov93 added a post in a topic So Done. Need Help.   

    i really recommend intermittent fasting. i know it might sound stupid but go and read my explanation of it on the message board the link is in my signature underneath this post.
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  9. scov93 added a post in a topic How ya feelin' about your acne today?   

    worst thing ever happened today.
    my rugby team and our rivals decided to have a "friendly" game cos the seasons over and we're bored. so in the game i supposable stamped on someone and the other teams prop punched me in the face right on a spot. i don't know if any of you have had a big red spot punched but i can tell you it absolutely kills, still hurts 10 hours after. anyway i then got a load of insults about my skin and was picked on for the rest of the game we won though
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  10. scov93 added a post in a topic The most upsetting thing a stranger has said about your acne?   

    some guy i had a fight with said after he'd knocked me out he was going to get a pen and join my acne up like a dot to dot which actually made me laugh.

    good job i won in the end tho
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  11. scov93 added a post in a topic Anybody find it hard to actually say 'I have acne'??   

    it took me ages to admit i had acne. it was weird because i changed my behaviour so much and became this shy person who was always covering his face etc and i knew everyone knew what i was doing but i carried on anyway because there was this little part of me that kept thinking they hadn't seen it. i know that probably didnt make much sense but its quite hard to explain. anyway when i eventually did get the the point when i admitted i had acne, i know it sounds pathetic but it did feel like a huge weight off my shoulders and i felt better for it.

    and ive also lymecycline and its been over a year now and my skin is improving but i cant tell if its from the tablets or other changes ive made to my life. and its giving me horribly dry skin and scalp
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  12. scov93 added a post in a topic NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH   

    i'd say you probably will have a slight build up of dead skin within a week i certainly did, but im not too sure about the blackheads as these have never really been a problem for me, but the increase in dead skin may cause an increase in blocked pores. but overall dead skin is better than acne (at least i think so)
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  13. scov93 added a post in a topic NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH   

    i also found that not eating or drinking any dairy products helped with cysts that may form due to blocked pores, just a suggestion i know some people cant do without milk for breakfast etc. also try to drink as much water as you can to stop you skin feeling tight.
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  14. scov93 added a post in a topic NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH   

    this regimen has worked wonders for me. i had pretty serious acne about 3 months ago now im just left with a few minor red marks that are fading by the day. would seriously recommend people to try this although it may not work for everyone. plus drink loads of water when your doing it because you skin will be very dry for the first few weeks but will then gradually get better.

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  15. scov93 added a post in a topic NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH   

    Dude some people like me have sensitive skin. everytime i wash my face it irritates my spots and doesn't allow my skin to heal. cleaning your skin isn't natural. the oil that forms on your skin is actually protecting you from bacteria in the environment and washing it off will allow bacteria in.

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