hi everyone , u guys seem to know and make some sense out of this acne. i find it utterly RANDOM.
if DHT is the aggressor then why i don't remember seing any acne guy bald?
why don't i hear acne girls having hirsutism? (well..thats out of my reach)
but even the acne guys i can remember have "incipient" beards (including me)
why if it's a bacteria infection doesnt the bacteria knock u out in its prime, and why in it's weakest moment (when it lost a lot of "ground" and it's almost gone) it randomly gains terrain again (without u doing anything different)?
of course i have many Q some ..impertinent:
why does exercise cause acne so many times?
why on a good skin day when i ask myself what my diet was the previous day, it's mostly bad diet (little water, some animal fats, fried in oil, to much bread & simple carbohydrates, many times much stress)
why after months and years of carefull diet and skincare and reseach, when i look for a photo of me i find out i had less acne before (when i'd had the usual terrible student diet&lifestyle )
the only small reasoning of acne that i found is this: there are 2 sides of acne
1 whiteheads (or/blackheads - not in my case anymore) - this is what i call acne
2 inflamated (red/deep/bumps/cysts i thing u call them) - this is a more general state of health or imune sistem state, which depends on diet&lifestyle, this surrounds acne but i don't call it actual acne
of course i wouldn't stick my hand in the fire for this reasoning.
Different DHT receptors are involved in hair growth vs sebum production
any girls do have acne and hirsutism. I do.
I don't understand the beard comment.
Or the bacteria one. But bacteria isn't the cause of acne and killing it isn't the solution. Your skin can defend itself if you stop doing things that hinder it's ability.
Your skin can be good on the day or day after you eat badly because acne doesn't form that fast. Except in the case of food intolerances, it's how you habitually eat that leads to poor acne and health. (also, animal fats aren't necessarily bad, btw. They are better than vegetable oil, margarine & crisco and other industrial fats).
Exercise can worsen acne in a number of ways. The workouts most people do cause inflammation which is a factor in acne formation. It can increase cortisol which elevates blood sugar which is a factor in acne. It can increase immune response which means you might get a reaction to a food or other substance that you wouldn't get while resting. And it can elevate androgen hormones involved in acne.
the white and blackheads as well as inflamed pimples are true acne and are affected by your diet.
Deep cysts and nodules are also considered true acne, but I believe they tend to be a direct response to a food intolerance. But that is from anecdotal evidence from my experience and from what many people here have said. when people announce they've figures out a specific food triggers their acne, they are almost always talking cysts or nodules. The exceptions being dairy & gluten as there are several ways those contribute to acne besides allergy.
Edited by alternativista, 06 November 2013 - 12:09 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!