I just resisted the urge to eat the yolk part of my hard boiled egg. But that's only a small part of my diet. I'm asian, and most of the foods that I eat are either not listed on the nutrition data sheet or are prepared in a method where an unknown amount of oil is used (since my parents do the cooking). But I guess if I was truly passionate about this, I would prepare my own meals, following a diet with low omega6s religiously, but I can only see myself doing that when I move out, which isn't for several years :\
^Yeah, you should probably stop if you feel disorientated. I'm actually taking 6 grams/capsules a day (1800g EPA/DHA) and 2-3 teaspoons of liquid (2000-3000g EPA/DHA). This probably isn't safe in the long run, but I don't feel anything different. No disorientation or dizziness. My oil production seems to be the same, but seems less viscous (or maybe I just want to see it that way :\ ). Guess I'll cut down my consumption to just the liquid.
Yeah, my face is incredibly oily too. I hope this works. I broke out horribly more than a year ago when I decided to cut off all medication and that decision ruined my life for the past year (my face was that horrible). Hopefully fish oil will control my oil production.
Is it even feasible to balance the o6/o3 intake to a 1:1 ratio? I mean, o6 is in practically all foods and there doesn't even seem to be a way to balance it with o3 to a 1:1 without "overdosing" on the o3. What would be the highest dosage (in grams) that anyone here would take or have taken a day?
^I actually used 30% glycolic acid while on Tazorac. I was told not to, but did it anyway. I figured my skin could take it, and I guess it did. The peel seems to have faded the marks a little, but in the end, I guess it wasn't that successful. I just had a lot of skin peeling off. Skin was back to normal in a few days also.
To everyone on this board,
Acne is a blow to the self esteem. It takes time for things to get better.
It may hold you back in your social life BUT don't let it hold you back from inner growth.
I know it's painful looking in the mirror. You become quiet and shy. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s okÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ these occurances are bound to happen.
Take your down time and do your hobbies. Learn a skill, study computers, dance, read, dream and DREAM BIG. These things will pass and when they do, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your time to shine. There's a wonderful world out there, keep your head up.
Esp to those posting in the gallery. It's such a brave thing to do. I admire all of you who post showing the rawest of the raw. It takes a lot to show the world what acne looks like.
I wish all of you the best. We are all in this together, we all hurt. These things only make us stronger. I believe this fully.
Take care over the holidays.
And stay away from those chocolates!
I stopped using all products too. It's been probably 2 months and yes I have broken out. But I'm adamant in cutting off all medications because it probably has been damaging my skin. My brother doesn't have as much acne as me when I was his age and he doesn't use anything at all. Good luck.