Does toothpaste really help acne?
Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:41 PM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:06 PM
But I've noticed if I don't wash my face after I brush my teeth then I get whiteheads.
I'll be interested in what other people say.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:44 PM
#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.
#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.
#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.
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#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.
#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:42 AM
Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:10 AM
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:21 AM
I agree with you totally, coz I once tried it and it worked for 2days after that my skin got burned,it opened my pores hence I have holes on my cheeks . So Kewlfewl DO NOT TRY IT!!!!
Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:34 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:45 PM
When I'm clear, I'm on top of the world. When I have acne, I'm lost.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:24 PM
Using a combination of topical ibuprofen (5% sports gel) on face together with 10% tea tree cream. The combo works really well, excellent clearance, invisible, no bleaching, zero irritation, no dry skin, just smooth, (mostly) clear skin.
Topical ibuprofen is available in supermarkets in the UK (own brands are cheapest).
Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:01 PM
Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:52 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:49 PM
I'd stick with tea tree oil or BP.
Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:14 AM
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 07:15 PM
Posted 09 November 2008 - 09:33 PM
It usually works for people who get zits once every, oh, let's say two months?
I tried it once and I got a gigantor ... scab-like thing on my face. It left me with a mark 10x darker than any hyperpigmentation I'd ever had in my life, including the zits that I picked at constantly! So I wouldn't recommend it.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:33 PM
It doesn't burn me though.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 09:54 AM
Posted 10 January 2009 - 09:24 PM