Over the last eight months i have controlled my acne extremely well through diet and exercise and reduced my oil to no more than the average bear however i cannot seem to clear it completely as allthough i have many strategies to deal with oil I have no effective strategy to deal with hyperkertinosis (i donâ€™t believe in drugs so Retinoids/BP/SA are out)
Anyway seen as there are people on here more knowledgeable than i, i was wondering could conjugated linoleic acid be substituted for linoleic acid?, are there any people on here who have tried oral or transdermal CLA for any period of time?, are there any studies that anyone knows about? CLA is purchasable OTC in both TG and FFA forms. They say acne is the due in-part to the western life style or perhaps western treatment of livestock but maybe there is more to the mistreatment of cattle than antibiotics, Insulin, IGF-1 and BGH.
Not really, Q. Olive oil is only about 10% linoleic acid, and has FAR more oleic acid, which as LabGirl suggested recently may have detrimental properties for acne.
*puts down the bottle of extra virgin olive oil, backs quietly out of the pantry*
I can vouche for that, i came to the same conclusion as Queen of the hills and decided to put blackcurrant oil on my arms for about a week two months ago and my skin is still messed up flaky and spotty. what do they say about a little bit of knowledge? glad it was my arms tho!