I have a biology degree and I'm about to finish my masters in genetics but yeah, I'm sure you know better than I do.
Where did you achieve that? Degrassi jr. high???
I bet you get most of your info on "genetics" from the batsh*t crazy poster Alternavista here on acne.org that claims that her lifelong cystic acne was entirely induced by oranges... **gasp**.
No, genetics can not be turned off and on at will like this woman and the quack doctors claim, we do not hold the "power" over our genes like we think.
I'm sorry but your above comment seemed pretty judgmental and negative to me. And yes, your diet absolutely affects your skin. Cutting out over refined carbs (white pastas, white breads) and dairy can and has affected some peoples skin as people have reactions to gluten and lactose. Your environment does affect your skin. Pollution, dirt and grime and the stress of your living environment absolutely triggers breakouts. It is not simply genetics. My mother and father both have had clear skin their childhood, but I do not.
Also, If acne isn't a hormonal imbalance, than explain to me why I had perfectly clear skin when I was on birth control, and now, off the pill, I have deep painful cystic acne.
The truth is, no one knows the cause of acne, as it is different for everyone. Everything can (not does) affect your acne, its simply how your individual body deals with it. It's all subjective.
Most acne patients have hormones within the normal range, just with INCREASED senstivity. Diet does not affect the skin in the least, neither does pollution dirt and grime.
Now take your southern butt back to the trailer park and be gone "YA'LL".
Hahah... again another negative, and this time politically incorrect comment.
I'm from Maryland, I've lived in SC for 9 years, I don't live in a trailer park, and I've never said the word "Ya'll" in my life. And by the way, Canadians make up more than 60% of our tourism here in Myrtle Beach during the off season (I have my BS in Resort Tourism Management, and Culinary).
As much as you'd like to think you know everything there is about acne, I assure you, you don't. And I, by no means, am saying that I do.
This post is ridiculous, bubbles55 is clearly looking for some attention, or recognition that he/she is more educated than all of us "dumb teenagers", considering that you've been here since '05. It's not in the least bit constructive, or helpful. Which is why I'm not going to reply to anything you say thereafter, because your negativity, and pompous way of thinking, is not worth my time.
Edited by sdpinkas, 20 March 2014 - 05:20 AM.