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Are you going to take my advice and drink lots of water?   78 members have voted

  1. 1. Are you going to take my advice and drink lots of water?

    • Of course! I already started...
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    • Maybe... I will think about it...
      9
    • Never... I don't care/Have no effort/time
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I always think of someone who eats what they want and drinks little water and never gets a zit..? why? becasue acne is a medical condition related to the exfoliation of your skin in combo with increased sebum production. (SEBUM) folks, not oil. Eating a stick of butter will not give you zits. Two entirely different oils. Water is good in healthy amounts, but please dont fool people into thinking its an acne cure. It simply is not.


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come on give him credit, waters great for u and everybody knows it. of course it won't clear u up 100% but it will fuckin help!!! water is the most abundant resource on this planet and our body loves it, drinking 8+ glasses (8 oz. per glass) throughout the day could really help your body out, by flushing out toxins, increasing metabolism, softer smoother skin, healthier hair... just drink the 3 liters a day for a month and then after stop drinking water almost altogether for a week, and u will definately see and feel the difference

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Ok, this is going in circles :unsure: . What we do know is that water IS great for our entire bodies. It is very important that we drink adequate amounts each day. Although there may not be any concrete evidence to prove that water helps, many of us think that it does. BUT it doesnt CURE acne. It just may reduce the flare ups. I dont have proof for what i am about to say, but, it is possible that if a person does become 100% clear after drinking 3 L's of water they may not even have acne. Just because one experiences breakouts doesnt necessarily mean that they have acne. Baisically what i am trying to say is what many have said, it doesnt hurt to drink the stuff, even if it doesnt do anything for the face, its great for the body. :wink: I dont think any of us are dermatologists, we just want to help each other out, so lets try not objectify things, :think:idea.gif Lets remember that what works for BillyBob may not work for Peggyann. When all else fails read. Instead of taking peoples word or getting mad at them, lets equip ourselves with knowledge so that we actually provide each other with USEFUL information instead of making generalizations.

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Hmm...Acnefreeproduct, based on what you've said, there's some things I'd like for you to clear up.

Part 1:

Maybe it's that Water and only water will improve/clear your skin?

Maybe it's that Only Water and decaffinated (green, white) tea will improve/clear your skin?

Maybe only water, green tea, fresh 100% whole fruit & veggie blends will improve/clear skin?

In other words, maybe the key here isn't that you drink tons of water, but that you are only drinking water. Or that you are also drinking only pure & healthy substances filled with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and DHT inhibiting potential ;-) That perhaps you are avoiding all the other stuff, the non-100% fruit juices, the sodas, dairy, the coffees, etc.

Part 2:

You mentioned sugar. In fact you said that despite drinking tons of water, you would still breakout if you consumed sugary stuff. Correct?

Therefore, based on those experiences, why don't you think that it's your avoidance of sugar & candy that has played a LARGER role in your elimination of acne?

Are you avoiding other foods as well?

I'm just asking because I don't want you to overlook other things that you may, or may not, be doing that are helping you. The last thing I want is for you, or anyone, to shortchange themselves. =)

Take care


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Sounds like the great water fast of '77. tongue.gif


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To everyone,

So which is it? Does it take 2 weeks for acne to form, a month, or 3 months?

I've heard that all of these time periods, and then some, are possible. So what exactly gives one the belief that it takes months for acne to form?

From what I know, it can take as little as a few minutes. OK, that's obviously under the most severest of allergic reactions, but if you are allergic to something, it doesn't take long for your body to have that inflammatory reaction. An allergic rxn is something that is usually instant, occuring within minutes to several hours upon ingestion. Of course, there's always the exceptions to the rule.

Now an Intolerance, is more of a delayed reaction. It can also create an inflammatory reaction, but this tends to occur within days or weeks of ingesting something.

Oh and for those that don't believe in dietary factors, I think my biggest pull here would be the use of incorrect, irrititating, pore-clogging skincare products.

*How many of you have found that certain products broke you out?

*How long did it take? Days, Weeks, or Months before you realized that you were using something that was hurting you more than helping.

*How many of these products were intentionally meant to purge your skin, while others should not have had such an effect?

*How many of you have discovered that it's very specific ingredients in a skincare product that break you out?

*How many of you are soo knowlegable about your skin that you've found places under your skin where it feels like a cyst was waiting to form?

*How many of you have found that your skin felt absolutely smooth and bam 2 days later a cystic breakout in that same spot?

See my point? I hope so


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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I'm quite new to this forum, but I am finding it a great place to exchange ideas and hear about other people's experiences. A good few years ago now I tried to reduce my acne through diet, I missed out all sugary foods and drank only water. Lots and lots of water. Not even tea or coffee, just water. Certainly no sugary drinks like coke. I wasn't on any other treatment at the time, this was the only thing I was doing. What happened? Well, not a lot really. I think my acne did get better a little bit, but I still looked pretty awful. Please bear in mind I drank A LOT of water, and kept this diet up for almost a year before I gave up. To be honest, I don't think diet does anything for me. Sometimes my acne has been completely clear when I've been eating cake, chocolate and all manner of unhealthy things. For me I find my acne is affected much more by mood, as I tend to break out when depressed, than it is by the food I eat.

So what is the answer? Well I think you have to bear in mind that everyone's biochemistry and physiology is different. Pharmaceutical drugs don't even work on everyone. The underlying causes of acne may also vary from case to case. There is no blanket rule. Listen to your body, try different things, and always go by the results. If you can clear yourself through water, well done and good luck. I cannot and neither can a lot of people.


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Hey, don't go off on the guy about the puberty thing because he's partly right. The reason why most adults have acne is because of hormonal imbalances. That's why it's so common in teens and non-existant in kids(except for the ones with wierd hormones). Yes, acne is caused by bacteria, excess sebum, improper exfoliation, food allergies, toxins, but the root cause is hormones.

All the drugs that have a higher success rate are the ones that deal with either the hormones or the immediate causes of hormonal imbalance(like accutane and sebum production). Anyway, if water worked for him, than great maybe it balanced out his hormones. I think that's what a liver flush or liver detox does is allow it to relulate hormones better and if I'm not mistaken that's what saw palmetto and sprio do as well.

I think that stress plays a huge part in this. I bet many of you are really stressed out, which causes surges of certain hormones. I know I used to be wound up all day and stressed over the littlest thing but calming down has helped me I think(could be various products I'm using but even so I'm not so on edge anymore which is good).

Point is we can all use various things like BP and they can work great but you'll never be acne free until your body can balance out your hormones effeciently.

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Changing my diet and increasing my water intake was the only thing that ever had an effect on my acne.


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


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Drinking a lot of water slowly thoughout the day is not bad for the kidneys, by the way.


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-Oscar Wilde


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Exactly. It's good for them; they don't "work harder," they were in a better environment.

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Drinking a lot of water slowly thoughout the day is not bad for the kidneys, by the way.

'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


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Your body doesn't need that much water. (unless you are exercising a lot). You're just making your kidneys work hard. There is NO evidence that drinking water will clear acne. Correleation does not equal causation. Learn it and live it.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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Your body doesn't need that much water. (unless you are exercising a lot). You're just making your kidneys work hard. There is NO evidence that drinking water will clear acne. Correleation does not equal causation. Learn it and live it.

You lose credibility.


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


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there are little green men watching us!!!ahh runn!!

ehem.. just becuase a person says 1 thing false dosent mean the other points he has are false.

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Your body doesn't need that much water. (unless you are exercising a lot). You're just making your kidneys work hard. There is NO evidence that drinking water will clear acne. Correleation does not equal causation. Learn it and live it.

You lose credibility.


Locnar

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Too much water can cause water intoxication but this is mostly for people (runners, especially) who consume a lot of water and sweat out NaCl without replenishing it.

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I wrote "slowly throughout the day" as the original poster suggested. Not downing four gallons in a six minutes.


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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Your body doesn't need that much water. (unless you are exercising a lot). You're just making your kidneys work hard. There is NO evidence that drinking water will clear acne. Correleation does not equal causation. Learn it and live it.

You lose credibility.

Aye. Now I see that he really is clueless. Kidneys working harder? Please.


'Till you clear the inside you ain't gonna clear the outside.


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Maybe some of you are right. However, drinking lots of water WILL clear your skin. And you know what; I think that if you drink 64 oz of water, not much will change. You have to drink EVERYDAY without keeping your body drinking lots of water and never stop. Avoid sweets. What’s the worse can happen?

I drank water now for months and my face look very good. But guess what, I've started eating more sugar in the past 3 weeks and not watching what I eat and in fact I had many breakouts this week in the first time for a long time.

You see, a diet (that requires lots of emotional and physical work) can keep you ACNE FREE its all about wanting and putting the effort without giving up.


Locnar

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http://www.geocities.com/Axiom43/h2o.html

This article on water by DOCTOR Carol Cooper refers to water flushing out toxins in her first point. I don't see how this isn't a medical term, and isn't it all semantics anyway==drinking water==peeing out waste idea.gifidea.gifidea.gif

Correlation does equal Causation there, my bladder doesn't lie :angel:

Maybe you should ask your doctor about this though.

I also think the article is very factual about water and not trying to sell anything, it even says you don't need to BUY bottled water at the end, which is an interesting read. It says water will improve skin by giving it elasticity, and helping dry skin, however I am not so sure about oily skin. I think it could help depending on what the main cause of the acne is in the first place. Water is not a cure all.

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The "toxin" reference in this article, plus all the "tips" are not actually attributed to the doctor. The doctor's comments are only on the top. I'm not saying the tips are wrong mind you, but they don't appear to be from the doctor in that article.


Locnar

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I thought you might say that, since it's not in direct quotes as the first paragraph, however, this is a journalist writing from supposed scientific sources, not holistic, and the writer cites the doctor as a source so I assume the writer gets doctors as sources. I believe drinking water to flush toxins to be scientific, if you can prove otherwise please do. You said you don't disagree though, so maybe you do agree, however you have said your not into drinking too much, I think most people don't get enough, and doctors would back it.

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BTW, from my research in the medical world, I don't believe anyone who has an average 2000 calorie diet needs to drink over 8 glasses of water, unless running alot. Drinking more water than this won't magically dispel more toxins because the body doesn't work that way. If your urine is crystal clear, you are probably drinking enough, unless on alot of vitamins like b vitamins and inositol because then it will stay a neon color I've found.

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Sorry, tricia: I'm not trying to imply that drinking water isn't good for you. Didn't mean to come off cross.

I agree with you though, drinking lots and lots of water will not flush toxins or cure any disease, including acne.


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