It's been 5 years I haven't logged in to this forum. I am now 25, I still have some acne, but I can say it is under control and not impacting my social life anymore. Like many others on this forum I achieved it by experimenting on myself. I have also tried several drug products, but I have found all my solutions in the holistic approach: mostly with food, sleep, sport, psyche.
I believe in the holistic approach, I believe it is underrated in the medical community, It lacks scientific support surely due to lack of studies. Holistic studies are more difficult because they should take into account many variables to be significant.
How many times have I been reading or hearing that food does not affect one's acne, or that drugs are the first way to go, when I know for a fact now that in my case they were wrong. I am sure some of you had, have or will have the same experience.
Since my last login I graduated in chemistry and business studies, and I have been working at a major pharmaceutical company for one year working primarily on statistics.
Today I come back to the forum to write to you because I have an idea and I want to hear what you think about it.
I want to research holistics and acne. I want to give everybody a tool to find out what aspect of their life is positively or negatively their acne, whether it is one of the foods and which one, sleep hours, stress level, sun exposure, sexual activity, sport activity, etc...
My idea is to create an app (Android, iPhone) where participants would fill out a form every day with all the necessary variables.
I will then define and setup all possible statistical experiments to give the result to the user in form of a simple report (and an optional detailed one).
This way, in addition to giving personalized and hopefully significant results to every participant, I will hopefully be able to use the entire dataset to finally deliver a very valuable study (or studies) about acne and all the different aspects from our everyday life.
A fundamental requirement is that I find participants who are willing to invest ca. 5 to 10 minutes per day on this app, for themselves and for this cause.
During university years I have oftentimes done something similar for myself using a piece of paper, writing down what i had eaten and what the status of my acne was everyday to then look for correlations.
With this universal app I would take care of all the statistics, which would deliver more consistent, and valuable results for everyone and for science.
What do you guys think, would you be interested in using this app?
A warm greeting to everyone here