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What Can We Do That Has No Consequences For Our Skin If It Doesn't Work?

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#1 Adayinthelife


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:42 AM

It seems as if every type of Acne treatment has a drawback, if it's topical the drawbacks can be dryness, irritation or some sort of skin alteration, if it's another type the drawbacks can be quiet tremendous, I'm on doxycycline 50mg once a day but while I'm waiting for that to kick in and I don't know if it will, it's been a month and 24 days, what can I do that poses no actual threat to my skin or my health that may clear my acne?

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:32 AM

Eating anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, low-glycemic foods, exercising, using natural topicals including toners, moisturizers, and facial masks, and supplementing vitamins, natural herbs and spices, and DHT blockers and inhibitors.


All will have a positive effect on skin and overall health.

Keep in mind that the above statement(s), opinion(s), and/or recommendation(s) are based on my own personal experience and observations. Different people's bodies react differently to different things. It may not be the same for you. It may not work for you. Generally speaking, "your mileage may vary." In the interest of full disclosure, I am neither a medical doctor nor a nutritionist; I'm just a guy who's passionate about health, nutrition, and clear skin! Consult a practicing physician, dietician, or dermatologist before incorporating new supplements into your diet.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:10 PM

Hi TimmyG123 - definitely agree with JohnH on diet and exercise in general. I believe that these are two important areas of focus regardless of whether we have any skin problems. 


Only caveat is that my experience with exercise (specifically anaerobic exercise) is that it has, in the past, cause flare-ups. I put this down to a number of potential reasons:


1. anaerobic exercise puts a strain on your body (and raises testosterone levels)

2. my body (especially face) overheats when I exercise, irritating the skin


Because the benefits of exercise are so great, I am willing deal with the risk of the occasional flare-up. I try to reduce the risk by:


1. reducing the length of each workout session in favour of more workouts per week

2. keeping a moist, cool tower around to reduce my face overheating

3. make sure I'm nourishing my body with good, healthy food


Of course, both exercise and diet are likely to need some time to have an effect. Best of luck.

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