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#1 IntoTheLight

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

I can't take my acne anymore and am desperate for advice. It is scarring my physically and emotionally. It's getting significantly worse as time goes on. And I'm getting tons of red marks and hyperpigmentation after a pimple heals. I'm just so over this.

 

Anyway, my question is on vitamin brands. Currently I take vitamins for my acne and they don't really seem to be helping. I am wondering if the brands are the problem? The brands I take are Spring Valley and Nature Made. I also take Womens' One-A-Day multi-vitamin. I also take calcium, fish oil, b5, vitamin c, and am planning on buying vitamin A and vitamin D today. Which brands should I be taking?

 

p.s. By the way, I am also on an antibiotic, probiotic, and topical, but that isn't the point of this post.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:24 PM

The quality does matter. Most contain synthetics that may be useless to the bdy. And many contain additives and fillers that break some people out.

Also, one a day multi vitamins are useless. Water soluble nutrients need to be obtained throughout the day. And the body has limits on how much of other nutrients it will take in at one time. Especially minerals. An example of a good multi is natures way alive.

And as for your acne, how's your diet? What do you drink? How/when do you sleep? What about stress?
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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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

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Edited by IntoTheLight, 12 June 2013 - 08:24 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

The quality does matter. Most contain synthetics that may be useless to the bdy. And many contain additives and fillers that break some people out.

Also, one a day multi vitamins are useless. Water soluble nutrients need to be obtained throughout the day. And the body has limits on how much of other nutrients it will take in at one time. Especially minerals. An example of a good multi is natures way alive.

And as for your acne, how's your diet? What do you drink? How/when do you sleep? What about stress?

I eat a pretty healthy diet-- 10 glasses of water a day, lots of fruits/veggies, eggs, fish, turkey, and occasionally brown rice with olive oil. Also nuts once in a while. No sugar, wheat, caffeine, or starch.

 

I get 8 hours of sleep per night. And I do try and keep my stress levels down the best I can, as I know that stress greatly contributes to acne. Generally I manage to stay pretty relaxed, however I must admit that this morning I saw myself in the mirror and completely lost it. I know, really bad, right? But I look like I've been run over by a truck and I just broke down. Currently my acne is the most severe I've ever had in my life. It's spread to places I've never broken out in before. It's so frustrating.

 

What brand of vitamins do you recommend? Thanks for your help.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

The quality does matter. Most contain synthetics that may be useless to the bdy. And many contain additives and fillers that break some people out.
Also, one a day multi vitamins are useless. Water soluble nutrients need to be obtained throughout the day. And the body has limits on how much of other nutrients it will take in at one time. Especially minerals. An example of a good multi is natures way alive.
And as for your acne, how's your diet? What do you drink? How/when do you sleep? What about stress?

I eat a pretty healthy diet-- 10 glasses of water a day, lots of fruits/veggies, eggs, fish, turkey, and occasionally brown rice with olive oil. Also nuts once in a while. No sugar, wheat, caffeine, or starch.
 
I get 8 hours of sleep per night. And I do try and keep my stress levels down the best I can, as I know that stress greatly contributes to acne. Generally I manage to stay pretty relaxed, however I must admit that this morning I saw myself in the mirror and completely lost it. I know, really bad, right? But I look like I've been run over by a truck and I just broke down. Currently my acne is the most severe I've ever had in my life. It's spread to places I've never broken out in before. It's so frustrating.
 
What brand of vitamins do you recommend? Thanks for your help.

What kind of acne? Consider food intolerances. Have you added or increased anything that coincides with this worsening?
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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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

The quality does matter. Most contain synthetics that may be useless to the bdy. And many contain additives and fillers that break some people out.

Also, one a day multi vitamins are useless. Water soluble nutrients need to be obtained throughout the day. And the body has limits on how much of other nutrients it will take in at one time. Especially minerals. An example of a good multi is natures way alive.

And as for your acne, how's your diet? What do you drink? How/when do you sleep? What about stress?

I eat a pretty healthy diet-- 10 glasses of water a day, lots of fruits/veggies, eggs, fish, turkey, and occasionally brown rice with olive oil. Also nuts once in a while. No sugar, wheat, caffeine, or starch.

 

I get 8 hours of sleep per night. And I do try and keep my stress levels down the best I can, as I know that stress greatly contributes to acne. Generally I manage to stay pretty relaxed, however I must admit that this morning I saw myself in the mirror and completely lost it. I know, really bad, right? But I look like I've been run over by a truck and I just broke down. Currently my acne is the most severe I've ever had in my life. It's spread to places I've never broken out in before. It's so frustrating.

 

What brand of vitamins do you recommend? Thanks for your help.

I'm not exactly sure what kind of acne. I do have a few cysts,but most of my pimples are filled with pus, very inflamed, and usually always leave red marks behind after they heal. I do not have any icepick, boxcar, or rolling scars though thank goodness. I also have hundreds of blackheads pretty much all over my face. 



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:08 PM

Cysts have pus.  Nodules don't. People use those terms interchangeably.  If they are really big and red and slow to heal and you feel them coming  under your skin, I say they are cysts. And I really think cysts tend to be an allergic reaction.

 

Try oil cleansing for the blackheads. And or a BHA.  Use a quality, ( properly bottled and stored, and fresh) high linoleic acid oil like Safflower. Do you have  whole Foods? I buy Napa Valley Organics.  It's for consumption, don't buy the stuff for cosmetic purposes.


Edited by alternativista, 12 June 2013 - 01:10 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!

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:41 PM

Cysts have pus.  Nodules don't. People use those terms interchangeably.  If they are really big and red and slow to heal and you feel them coming  under your skin, I say they are cysts. And I really think cysts tend to be an allergic reaction.
 
Try oil cleansing for the blackheads. And or a BHA.  Use a quality, ( properly bottled and stored, and fresh) high linoleic acid oil like Safflower. Do you have  whole Foods? I buy Napa Valley Organics.  It's for consumption, don't buy the stuff for cosmetic purposes.

I want to try Safflower oil. So, don't apply it topically? Only consume it?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

Cysts have pus.  Nodules don't. People use those terms interchangeably.  If they are really big and red and slow to heal and you feel them coming  under your skin, I say they are cysts. And I really think cysts tend to be an allergic reaction.
 
Try oil cleansing for the blackheads. And or a BHA.  Use a quality, ( properly bottled and stored, and fresh) high linoleic acid oil like Safflower. Do you have  whole Foods? I buy Napa Valley Organics.  It's for consumption, don't buy the stuff for cosmetic purposes.

I want to try Safflower oil. So, don't apply it topically? Only consume it?

No, you use it topically. I'm saying don't buy oils meant only for cosmetic purposes.
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!