i think oil in general was the problem. i tried hemp seed oil (0 in comedogenic and 0 in irritation) for a good 2 months, and did nothing for my many blocked pores, nothing for the inflamed acne i had, and nothing to prevent acne. i tried then cleansing with castor oil as it supposedly cleans pores the best, but in the week of cleansing i tried, i only felt about 4 plugs come out of my skin, still leaving me with probably 50+ (theres too many to count). so it didnt overcleanse my skin at all, infact it didnt do it well enough, i do agree though its too thick and probably blocked more pores and contributed to a few painfull inflamed under the skin spots. i've given up on oil cleansing it just doesnt work for me.
i've been taking resveratrol and chlorophyll and have been seeing some improvement, but i'll see how it goes
many aromatase inhibitors are available OTC.
i'm currently at 15% bodyfat.
i don't think i have excess estrogen, but would even normal amounts possibly cause acne? or would lowering estrogen make it worse?
In theory, using an oil with linoleic acid in to change the lipid profile of your skin seems like a great idea. i was combining this with oil cleansing (castor oil, hemp seed oil, tamanu oil mix). in theory it would dissolve all of the oil plugs i have, then change my lipid profile so that they dont get blocked again.
i originally spent about 2 months using hemp seed oil both as a cleanse, and a little applied topically. nothing changed, and i think i may have even gotten a few more white heads.
i then chose to do the OCM with castor oil added. this seemed to help slightly after about a week, but no major difference, and now ive gotten more whiteheads and blackheads. also some of the hiteheads have become inflamed and turned into spots. its driving me insane. i had such high hopes for both of these things as they both seem scientifically sound, but if anything they've made my skin worse.
my current situation is lots of whiteheads on my chin, especially at the corners of my mouth. there are alot of whiteheads on my forehead (which never used to be there). i also have many whiteheads on my cheeks and a few on my nose. i have some blackheads on my nose, and more on my cheeks, but its hard to say wether these are whiteheads that have turned into blackheads, or just new blackheads. i also get infected hairs in my beard, and have spots on my scalp aswell.
i do exercise 5 times a week, and have a very good diet. im so annoyed that nothing is working for this, as i beleive that if i got rid of the pore clogging problem, my acne would be pretty much gone.
my pores block very easily and i don't know why. im pretty sure accutane would clear up my problem, but i dont want to take it since it stunts growth for many. is there any way i can reduce the production of sebum, or down regulate the PPAR?
I'm using hemp seed oil to get rid of a few inflamed spots and many whiteheads. It's been 2 and a half weeks and all I've noticed is a few more whiteheads and many more blackheads. Is it bringing sebum to the surface, or is it just not working for me and making it worse?
has anyone used any of these oils for acne/ blocked pores and it worked?
i have been using hemp oil as a cleanser, then a small amount applied topically. in the first week i cleared up alot (although blocked pores all remained... and theres alot of them), but now at the end of the second week, i've had a bad breakout (with alot of inflammation and whiteheads increasing). i'm just wondering wether the process of changing sebum viscosity happens over a long period of time, or it just isnt working for me and i should stop? or if i should be doing anything else/ using any other products?
would hemp seed oil be just as good as grapeseed oil? i've seen people who recommend it highly above the other oils. if so, what should i look for when buying hemp oil? i have many blocked pores, many of which eventually get inflamed and turn into spots, so i think the oil method would work for me