Hi guys first post in a while! Just to update, I just ended a streak of 100 days no porn or fap (had a few wet dreams), and my skin still isnt clear. As Ive said before, for me I dont think masturbation is the key reason for my acne, it just contributes to it when I excessively fap. At the moment my skin seems to be worsening by the day, and has been for the few weeks or so. Ive no idea why , and Im running out of options, so Im giving myself 2 weeks to try and sort my skin out or else Im making a doctors appointment. I really dont know whats happened, I was relatively clear through mosts of the summer, and I was eating a fair share of unhealthy foods with no breakouts. aAnd now Im eating heaklthily and breaking out - lol. Sorry for the length of post...
I really dont know how much masturbation and acne are correlated, but I do know my acne breakout have reduced a bit although Ive still been having bad breakouts whilst abstaining, one being yesterday. I seem to have increased problems with my skin after I shave too, and Im not sure how much that is related to this breakout, but before I shaved I went about 16 days without a single spot...
Think Im on about day 57 no porn/masturbation. I just went through about 15 - 16 days without getting a pimple and I thought my acne was cured, but no - its back again, SO frustrating! Had those annoying pimples on my cheek appear, the ones that take ages to clear. Irts so hard to be in a good mood at the moment, feel so downbeat.
I'm on day 52 at the moment I think. My skin is currently disgusting and is at its worst for, lets say - about 6 months!! I don't know whats happened as I've been abstaining, started eating healthily again and exercising when I can. The only thing I can think of that has changed is me working and having to wake up at 4:30AM to start at 6am, meaning I usually only get about 4 hours sleep on 2 days of the week. I'm really worried about my skin at the moment, and I hope it improves as I've forgotten what it feels like and how bad it makes you feel when you have acne...
I've done 28 days no porn or masturbation now. I had a breakout last week, but that's because I was eating the wrong foods which included Soy/Soya ( this breaks me out every time ). I currently do not have any pimples ( touch wood ), and I'm waiting for last weeks scars to fade away!
Day 15, and I have had 3 pimples come up yesterday ( 2 medium & 1 big one ), I'm quite nervous that it might turn into a full blown breakout again but I'm hopeful I can get it under control again quick. Before yesterday, I hadn't had a proper pimple come up for a few weeks/a month but I think it's because my diet has gone downhill recently. I just started this job and I'm doing a lot of hours so I haven't got time to prepare my usual healthy meals - but after this breakout I'm going to have to try harder to get back to them as I cant deal with moderate acne as I had before - it just gets me down too much.
Haha - thanks mate! Well I only used to be able to last between 10 - 15 days each go before because I used to also look at porn or hot images of celebs whilst abstaining. This last go I was very strict with trying to avoid artificial stimulation, plus theres been some nice weather lately which has kept me out of the house.
I failed this time because I was getting too stressed so I couldnt control myself lol.
And since I've started reducing/stopping masturbation my acne has reduced A LOT, although I also changed my cleaning regimen/diet since I stopped in December 2012. Just try stay away from the artificial stimulation and you'll be racking up 20+ days in no time. Anyways every 2 - 3 days is good considering I expect you were doing it at least once a day before? I was doing it 3* a day beforeand now I'm going every 50+ days. Sorry I wrote a lot here, and also Ill say for myself wet dreams do not have much/any effect on my face.
Hi guys, after 55 days I cracked and ended up masturbating! My skin is fairly OK at the moment, which is good, and I also havent watched Porn for 55 days so all is not lost. I feel a little bit more relaxed now, I was thinking about girls non stop yesterday so hopefully that wont happen for another week or two! I also think that might be the first time for years that I masturbated without porn, ill be interested to see if this has any effect on my skin.
Day 40 now. I don't think I have had a wet dream since day 17, which is fairly good going for me. My skin is still OK, its not flawless but its not disgusting either, just 2 or 3 pimples. Even though I have alright skin atm im still wary of being in direct sunlight because it makes my skin look worse lol. Also good going 31 days acnefacer.
Day 30 no Porn/Masturbation. My skin is OK right now but I have been eating too many sugary foods lately and I find I seem to be more prone to breakouts when I have too much. Tomorrow I will be cutting out all un natural sugars again and hope I dont break out badly anytime soon.
Also, I had a wet dream on day 17, and I feel for myself it did not have anywhere near the same effects as when I masturbate - wet dreams are more of a nuisance tbh because of cleaning up - I really dont enjoy it!
Start of day 25 now - currently have a 2 new spots and a few fading ones which I got last week. I'm happy with my skin at the moment apart from my sunburnt nose, hopefully I will not have a severe outbreak anytime soon - keep it up guys.
I think what he's saying is that its possible for your T levels to spike anytime between the 5th and 25th day of abstinence. You will not breakout everyday between those days because of T Levels - but there may be a chance of your acne worsening on the day in which your T Levels spike between those specific dates.
Also, is it bad to wash your face 3 times a day on certain occassions? Because recently I've been playing tennis in the Afternoons and not washing my face untill late evening (11PM) because I think its bad to wash more than twice. But since I've started playing Tennis - I have been breaking out. So what Im thinking is there must be correlation to me not washing my face after Tennis...
Nevermind Andre, just remember not to dwell on the situation or else you could end up binging! Just carry on with the challenge, it can be the 1 fap in 90 days for you, or the 77 day challenge - whatever suits you. Just think posotive and carry on
Completed day 14 here, currently have a few small-ish pimples!
I also exercise a lot like you guys - sometimes manage 7 days a week, altough I do it all at home. Its never really effected my acne positively or negatively but I guess it must help more as it gets you sweating and clears the pores?
Also a note to anyone eating Protein bars with soya in, they can aggrevate your skin a lot, I recently figured out they were the cause to the majority of my breakouts - so look out for it!