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Hi guys,

I dont know what to do anymore ok so I started using a steroid cream/lotion (unintentionally)

4 years ago since then I started to get oily skin, large pores and the worst body acne.

My skin has never been the same since then I tried vitamin b5 it worked for my oily face

but did nothing for my body. Im currently taken vitamin d and recently started vitamin a

Im seeing improvements on my face but nothing on my body.

Tried retin a AHA creams nothing worked on my body.

My body acne arent cysts they are pimples and blackheads it looks kinda like

goose skin.

What supplements/herbs can I take to normalize my skin function?

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did u visit a derma?

what did she/he say?

we will need a better detail i believe.

it may be hormonal.

also,i'd suggest u take up healthy living.

and make changes in ur lifestyle and diet.

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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did u visit a derma?

what did she/he say?

we will need a better detail i believe.

it may be hormonal.

also,i'd suggest u take up healthy living.

and make changes in ur lifestyle and diet.

aana

Thanks for replying.

I dont have hormonal acne. I have cosmetic acne my skin produced too much sebum

so everytime I use a moisturizer,shower gel(non comodegenic) etc. I break out

this started after I used the steroid cream/lotion.

So my question is if there is anything that could reduce sebum production on my body.

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accutane is suppose to reduce sebum production.

u could use low dose.

most here use as high as 40 to 80mg but i was prescribed 20mg and later 10mg.

u could use just 10 mg.ask ur derma.

if ur sebum is ur only problem then u can use it.

also,i highly recommend a low% (may 1% or even less) aha face wash.

i use saslic(as prescribed) and i am happy with it.

its said to keep u dry for long time,unclog ur pores also remove dead layer cells.

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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accutane is suppose to reduce sebum production.

u could use low dose.

most here use as high as 40 to 80mg but i was prescribed 20mg and later 10mg.

u could use just 10 mg.ask ur derma.

if ur sebum is ur only problem then u can use it.

also,i highly recommend a low% (may 1% or even less) aha face wash.

i use saslic(as prescribed) and i am happy with it.

its said to keep u dry for long time,unclog ur pores also remove dead layer cells.

aana

Thank you aana:)

I will think about accutane.

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What are your diet habits like? And that includes drinks and snacks. What about sleeping habits?


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!


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If something works for you face, stick with it - the skin on your body is much thicker and more resistant, but it does eventually respond to treatment (just takes a little longer). Patience :)

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My body acne arent cysts they are pimples and blackheads it looks kinda like

goose skin

Perhaps it's keratosis pilaris? Moisturizing with a high linoleic acid oil like grapeseed can help. As can a BHA or AHA. You could try ACV toner dilluted with green tea.

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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!


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If something works for you face, stick with it - the skin on your body is much thicker and more resistant, but it does eventually respond to treatment (just takes a little longer). Patience smile.png

Thanks, I hope it works:)

What are your diet habits like? And that includes drinks and snacks. What about sleeping habits?

My diet is ok.. I only drink water nothing else.

I sleep 7 hours everyday except on weekends.

Does anyone know hot to slow oil production on the body?...any ideas?

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I find that diet influences sebum production, especially being deficient in a vitamin. I would start by cutting out dairy. You could try making smoothies as well, especially green smoothies if you're ok with them.

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A daily high dose of vitamin A will reduce oil production.

I'm already taking vitamin a but it only works for my face.

did it work for you..for your body oil?

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the changes in your skin probably have nothing to do with the cream.


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#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.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#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.


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zinc.zinc.zinc along with vitamin b complex!!


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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zinc.zinc.zinc along with vitamin b complex!!

I've tried it but it broke me out...(not an internal breakout)

Does vitamin b complex really reduce sebum/oil production

on the body?

I've tried zinc*

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zinc broke u out.

u will want to see if its just synthetic products that break u out or any kind?

also,make sure there's no other ingredients(whether active or otherwise) that u're intolerant.it might not have been zinc that caused it in the 1st place.

vitamins help in reducing oil over all.

did u try any multivitamin?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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A daily high dose of vitamin A will reduce oil production.

I'm already taking vitamin a but it only works for my face.

did it work for you..for your body oil?

yes, it completely cleared up the 50 inflamed pimples I would otherwise have on my back. My shoulders were becoming too dry though. I took the doses in this study. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1981.tb04338.x/abstract

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A daily high dose of vitamin A will reduce oil production.

I'm already taking vitamin a but it only works for my face.

did it work for you..for your body oil?

yes, it completely cleared up the 50 inflamed pimples I would otherwise have on my back. My shoulders were becoming too dry though. I took the doses in this study. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1981.tb04338.x/abstract

How long did you take it? and could u pls tell me what brand it was?

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A daily high dose of vitamin A will reduce oil production.

I'm already taking vitamin a but it only works for my face.

did it work for you..for your body oil?

yes, it completely cleared up the 50 inflamed pimples I would otherwise have on my back. My shoulders were becoming too dry though. I took the doses in this study. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1981.tb04338.x/abstract

How long did you take it? and could u pls tell me what brand it was?

I took 10 capsules per day of Now Foods vitamin A from cod liver oil (25,000 IU per capsule) for three months.

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A daily high dose of vitamin A will reduce oil production.

I'm already taking vitamin a but it only works for my face.

did it work for you..for your body oil?

yes, it completely cleared up the 50 inflamed pimples I would otherwise have on my back. My shoulders were becoming too dry though. I took the doses in this study. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1981.tb04338.x/abstract

How long did you take it? and could u pls tell me what brand it was?

I took 10 capsules per day of Now Foods vitamin A from cod liver oil (25,000 IU per capsule) for three months.

Is cod liver oil like fish oil?...cause I took fish oil and it made me SOO MUCH oilier and broke me out.

Have u taken fish oil before?

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