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#1 Enoughisenough29

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

Hello people,

 

Im 30. I had mild acne for the best part of 16 years. There were times where i was clear and had good albeit slightly more sensitive skin then normal but i could tan well and it became unnoticeable. I developed a staph infection a few years ago which left me with obvious red and indented scarring. I did treatments galore. fractional co2's prp ..home needling and chemical peels. Changed my diet. You name it i did it. I finaly got my skin to something normal after 3 years( not lovely or anything but not a negative double take kind of scenario). I then got 1 freakish cyst near my right nasal-fold. Left 1 big indented scar. I did something called endymedpro 3rd. Good news? scar went. Bad news? for 2 years i cant go 5 days without my skin in that particular area sxpolding with whiteheads and weird lesions under my skin ( sometimes it appears to be sebaceous hyperplasia) the endymed pro caused this as my face never breaks out anywhere but here now. It never was this bad even during my teenage years. I did accutane for a bit and it worked but as i stopped ( not a fan of what it does to the liver) 2 months later..bam whiteheads and clogged pores in this one area. NOTHING else works. I've spent close to 50 thousand pounds on my skin. I'm still dealing with this crap. My diet and supplementation is of the highest quality organic foods. I exercise and do all the things you are meant to do. My skin was never naturally like this.

 

Here is my vent. I'm tired of the medical community and I'm in truth tired of skincare products. I feel we as acne sufferers are so desperate we just churn out money and the more money we churn out the less of an incentive there is to find a fucking cure. 

I refuse to believe that if it was a matter of life and death that if it were a time-limit of 2 months the cure wouldnt be here. I'm sorry I dont see BP or retin A as cures. I dont care for these holistic remedies. I dont care for finding the perfect balance somehwere in the www of skincare to work for a few months. Ive spent enough money on this. 

 

What i dont like is that we come on here, offering advice about products when all we are doing is giving this industry more of a reason to be satisfied with whats available.

 

If we want a cure, we need to stop buying stuff and going to an authority body. As a unit. Money = cure. rather then spend 100 dollars on products how about we all..every single member on this forum donate 100 dollars for a cure. Maybe write a letter. I feel..everyone comes on here for help, and we are missing the point. I refuse to believe that if we came together for a true purpose, that we couldnt do something. Science has been promising ''cures'' from the 1930's ( check google news archives).

 

Lets be clear here. Dermatologists and people selling skincare are not your friends. After going to 50 and buying a ferraris worth of skincare products/treatments ( taking into account air fairs)..i  will no longer buy products.

 

I suggest if all of you want to see a cure, stop falling for inadequate treatments. Tired of going to work with this blob of red on my skin. I live in turkey and with the hot weather it makes it worse also.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

There is no cure for acne. Acne is a genetic disease just as down syndrome is a genetic disease, there is absolutely no way to fix bad genes.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:01 PM

I'm the same age, same years of suffering with acne on and off, with some clear years in between. I haven't given up, but have lost faith in expensive products and treatments. My routine is simple and cheap for the most part. What is your solution - to give up? 


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:52 PM

There is no cure for acne. Acne is a genetic disease just as down syndrome is a genetic disease, there is absolutely no way to fix bad genes.

 

Well that was quite negative :( Very true that there is no way to cure "bad genes", but there a certainly ways to to contain the acne and make things better!

 

EnoughisEnough, you say you're done with buying things from the medical community? Thats' okay! There are certainly organic and homeopathic ways to regulate your body and help fight acne. For starters it's good for your overall health to be on a strict vitamin regimen, but there are thousands of people that swear by supplements to keep their acne at bay. Also, there are washes, toners, exfoliators, and moisturizers that you can make yourself from all natural ingredients. This way you're sticking to your guns about not indulging in dermatologists/medical professionals, and doing something to help yourself!

 

Although I do not agree that dermatologists provide inadequate treatments, I respect your opinion and wish you the best of luck! :)


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

 

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

 

 

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

 

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:59 PM

There is no cure for acne. Acne is a genetic disease just as down syndrome is a genetic disease, there is absolutely no way to fix bad genes.

 

Well that was quite negative sad.png Very true that there is no way to cure "bad genes", but there a certainly ways to to contain the acne and make things better!

 

EnoughisEnough, you say you're done with buying things from the medical community? Thats' okay! There are certainly organic and homeopathic ways to regulate your body and help fight acne. For starters it's good for your overall health to be on a strict vitamin regimen, but there are thousands of people that swear by supplements to keep their acne at bay. Also, there are washes, toners, exfoliators, and moisturizers that you can make yourself from all natural ingredients. This way you're sticking to your guns about not indulging in dermatologists/medical professionals, and doing something to help yourself!

 

Although I do not agree that dermatologists provide inadequate treatments, I respect your opinion and wish you the best of luck! smile.png

Believe me. I've done everything. I eat healthier. Take the most nutritious supplements. From Healthforce nutritionals and harmonic innerprizes. Heres the thing. My skin does look amazing..all but in one area. Vitamins help the inflammation BUT they can't stop oil glands from producing the wrong amount of oil.

 

Believe me when i tell you i take the most healthy and nutritious supplements. Ive been doing trial and error with them for 5 years. 

 

 

acne has nothing to do with diet. people with normal functioning oil glands and keratinization can live off the most disgusting diet..smoke and drink etc and there skin will be clear. They will get wrinkles and age faster but acne ? no

 

NOW for hormonal acne, thats different..thats where supplementation does work. But you see I'm a guy. My skin was permanently damaged in one area. The rest of my skin is crystal clear. 



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

 

There is no cure for acne. Acne is a genetic disease just as down syndrome is a genetic disease, there is absolutely no way to fix bad genes.

 

Well that was quite negative sad.png Very true that there is no way to cure "bad genes", but there a certainly ways to to contain the acne and make things better!

 

EnoughisEnough, you say you're done with buying things from the medical community? Thats' okay! There are certainly organic and homeopathic ways to regulate your body and help fight acne. For starters it's good for your overall health to be on a strict vitamin regimen, but there are thousands of people that swear by supplements to keep their acne at bay. Also, there are washes, toners, exfoliators, and moisturizers that you can make yourself from all natural ingredients. This way you're sticking to your guns about not indulging in dermatologists/medical professionals, and doing something to help yourself!

 

Although I do not agree that dermatologists provide inadequate treatments, I respect your opinion and wish you the best of luck! smile.png

Believe me. I've done everything. I eat healthier. Take the most nutritious supplements. From Healthforce nutritionals and harmonic innerprizes. Heres the thing. My skin does look amazing..all but in one area. Vitamins help the inflammation BUT they can't stop oil glands from producing the wrong amount of oil.

 

Believe me when i tell you i take the most healthy and nutritious supplements. Ive been doing trial and error with them for 5 years. 

 

 

acne has nothing to do with diet. people with normal functioning oil glands and keratinization can live off the most disgusting diet..smoke and drink etc and there skin will be clear. They will get wrinkles and age faster but acne ? no

 

NOW for hormonal acne, thats different..thats where supplementation does work. But you see I'm a guy. My skin was permanently damaged in one area. The rest of my skin is crystal clear. 

 

Does that area have acne? Or is it just scarring?


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

 

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

 

 

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

 

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:04 PM

my mom has acne when she was young then it became scars she went to a skin clinic in U.S.A because its cheaper there than here in our country.Now it look like nothing happen no trace of acne scars.I'm hoping to get a treatment soon..:)




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