Anyway, the only period where my skin was clear was when I was on Duac, however after 2 years, it stopped working. (Topical Antibotics...Damn bacteria evolution).
I have tried many vitamins & supplements, and I my acne has improved somewhat, but I have always had 1-5 spots at any given time
I have tried all sorts of crap, neem soap, sulfur soap, broccomax, ALA tabs, olive oil, apple 3 day diet, apple cider vinegar even the damn warrior diet where I was fasting for 20 hours a day....etc
The most outrageous thing I tried was Urine therapy, I drink my piss for 6 MONTHS. 6 F***ing Months, and I applied it topically twice a day in the morning and night. It made my skin glow somewhat and helped heal acne quicker, but didn’t stop new acne forming.
I have also not washed my face with anything apart from water for over 18 months, just cool water, and even this doesn’t clear me. I really though the caveman regimen was the answer.
My current regimen
Eat Paleo-ish diet however I eat normal cheap non-organic supermarket meats, I can’t afford the expensive meat. I eat rice, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, brown soaked rice on WORKOUT days during my Post workout meal. I also eat a hot of caged hen eggs (again due to me being broke, meat products are much more expensive in the UK compared to US, however our normal meat doesn’t have hormones injected, due to a EU ban).
I do strength training 4 times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday all compound lifts and Gymnastic style training at home on Saturday’s.
I eat low carb diet on OFF days, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, probably 50-60% fat, 30-40% protein and less than 10% carbs.
Due to carb refeed’s every other day, I don’t really get cravings for sweets and cakes and other junk, however I do have cheat days.
Cheat days – every 10-15 days or so. Eat anything I desire. In the morning, I eat a high protein 30-40g meal (protein decreases appetite and food high in insoluble fibre, such as peas, lentils, which helps with digestions before eating crap. I usually schedule my cheat day on my workout day, so as to maximize nutrition portioning. I.e. Hope most of the crap goes into my muscles and refuels glycogen instead of getting stored as fat. I also take a green tea extract after my morning meal, since green tea supposedly stops certain fats being digested and just lets it pass through the digestive tract.
Eat high protein meal + insoluble fibre + take normal vitamins + green tea extract
Eat Junk and crap, preferably junk high in carbs, such as cookies, flapjacks, but anything can go, treat yourself, obviously it depends if you are gluten or lactose intolerant, I’m not. During the junk food feast, I sip on freshly juiced lemon in water periodically throughout the day, helps with insulin sensitivity.
Take evening vitamins.
Normal everyday vitamins
After my morning meal, (please include some fat in the form of butter or coconut oil to increase absorption of vitamins)
5ml cod liver oil + C, E, Calcium (I’m not a fan of diary, also calcium helps with fat loss)
Last meal of the day, again eat some fat and then 5ml cod liver oil + Zinc, Chromium.
These are the vitamins I take. I live in the UK, so I used to go Holland and Barrett, but they are expensive and add WAY too much filler ingredients, some of the vitamins they have are not even gluten free (just some extra info for sensitive folks).
-C: Now Foods, C-500 Complex, With Bioflavonoids, Acerola & Rose Hips, 250 Tablets
-Chromium: Now Foods, Chromium Picolinate, 200 mcg, 250 Capsules
-zinc: Now Foods, L-OptiZinc, 30 mg, 100 Capsules
-E: Source Naturals, 100% Natural Vitamin E, 200 IU, 250 Softgels
Green tea extract: Now Foods, EGCg, Green Tea Extract, 400 mg, 180 Vcaps
Cod liver oil - Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil Range Traditional Liquid 450ml (only UK product I buy)
After using numerous suppliers, I now use iherb.com because they have not yet let me down. But for the UK folks,
If you use iherb.com, make sure you ensure the value is below £18..IMPORTANT. Just try to keep the total cost below $25-26 dollars not including delivery.
If it comes to more than this, UK customs will STING you and also Royal mail, they will add about £12 pounds extra. (From experience).
Other than that I have found that they send supplements for a extremely cheap shipping fee $4, about £2.50 and they arrive in 1-2 weeks.
Anyway, they offer $5 off first order if you use this code: NAV007
It is my referral code, you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to.
Anyway, I think I have covered everything. Sorry I don't have no pictures, I didn't let anyone take photo's of me when my acne was bad.
Edited by solidsnake88, 12 January 2011 - 06:54 PM.