why is it that the majority of people i see with acne/severe acne are skinny?oily skin
Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:20 PM
most are skinny/normal weight
why is this?
is it because the "fat" is exiting out of their pores, thus oily skin
and they never put on fat so they're always skinny?
Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:29 PM
I'm no biologist, but I don't think fat exits through the skin in the way you're suggesting...I'm interested to hear what others have to say though.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:22 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:54 PM
I think acne sufferers in general tend to be more meticulous with the parts of their appearance that are easily controlled.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:01 AM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:27 PM
skinny people have naturally high metabolism (like myself)
then we think we can eat anything we want (and we can) and not gain wait.
all the bad things we eat are shown through our skin.
when a slower metabolismed person would be already restricting their diet due to the known effect- weight gain.
just my $0.02
Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:52 AM
But I've seen plenty of fat/obese acne sufferers, and only a few very skinny ones! The majority of acne sufferers I've seen are a normal size.
Interestingly, of all my coursemates and most of my friends, I'm the only one with acne. Yet on my football team, three or four of the other eight girls also have acne.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:54 AM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:23 PM
I was always skinny and never ate any crap and I've had acne my whole life. I actually ate everything made from scratch since I was a kid. I swear, my mom was the first alternative therapy person. We couldn't have candy or sodas or chips etc except for special occasions. If we wanted candy she would tell us to eat fruit. No joke...
Posted 17 January 2010 - 03:30 PM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:17 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:47 AM
That is probably the direct link to the indirect observation of the OP.
High estrogen/estradiol = central obesity (fat face, fat belly, the rest skinny) = not necessarily overall morbidly obese.
High estrogen = harder to lose weight (hence why men lose weight faster than women)
Skinny people = high Testosterone (T):low estrogen ratio.
High T == High Free T (FT)
High FT == High DHT
High DHT == increased sebum production
local Linoleic Acid deficiency (in the skin, not systemic) = poor skin shedding
Increased Sebum + Poor Skin Shedding = Comedone / Whitehead / Blackheads
Comedone + Bacteria = Acne.
*** EDIT: BTW, this why is a lot of athletes / bodybuilders who took creatine/whey are getting acne. It is due to the high T / DHT which was triggered by the whey intake (only for those who are genetically predisposed to it (probably autoimmune disease).
*** THE SAME REASON WHY SAW PALMETTO (Beta-Sitosterol) WORKS IN REDUCING OIL PRODUCTION, AND STOPPING MALE PATTERN BALDNESS! i.e., blocking 5-AR Type I enzyme to stop DHT Production. WARNING THOUGH, CAUSES MANBOOBS (high estrogen : Low testosterone ratio duh).
Edited by rentstuff, 24 January 2010 - 02:56 AM.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:35 PM
I just found the link:
Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:49 PM
That sounds pretty viable in my opinion. Maybe the fact that we metabolize food so quickly means that our liver cant handle all the toxins so quickly in one go. Whereas people with slow metabolism, their livers can slowly filter out the toxins and stuff but the trade off is they put on weight easier.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:27 PM
I never thought about it like this before, and it would make sense to me.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:42 PM
I think it's mostly because skinny people like myself have extremely high metabolism, so I basically eat everything, whether it's full of sugar and oily fat or healthy and we don't gain weight. So we don't worry about what we eat, and most of it is unhealthy, therefore making our skin oily and more prone to acne
but that's just my personal opinion
Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:16 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:32 AM