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#1 P.Ki113R

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:55 PM

ACNE-FREE PLAN by P.Ki113R
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This plan will work for anyone suffering from mild-moderate acne. But those with serious acne conditions will find it
beneficial also. This is a holistic approach to combating acne that I have devised on the basis of personal experience
and medical research. It has worked for me and it will work for you. No luck required but perseverance and commitment are
necessary.

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H&Sit+BP REGIMEN:

The two active ingredients in this regimen are Selenium Sulfide (anti-seborrheic) 1% and Benzoyl Peroxide (anti-bacterial) 2.5%.

Components:
Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment (with Selenium Sulfide, not Zinc)
Gentle hypo-allergenic facial scrub (to exfoliate dead skin cells that clog pores and allow H&S to penetrate the skin better)
Benzoyl Peroxide (kills P. acnes bacteria)
Moisturizer (to prevent drying)

Directions:
Morning - In shower, let hot water splash on your face, mix H&S with a bit a small amount of scrub and lather your hands.
Massage the skin gently for 30 sec. Pat dry and wait for 10 min. Apply BP and gently massage into skin. Wait 5 min.
Apply moisturizer.

Night - same.

Warning: DO NOT use H&S on your neck. It will make you shed.


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NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS

Proper nutrition is a crucial part of a healthy skin. So learn to cook!

Suggested foods (just to name a few):

Breakfast - eggs, oats, grits, soy milk, whole wheat bread, fruits, glass of water
Lunch - Salad, chicken, fruits, vegetables, brown rice, glass of water,
Dinner - Lean beef, chicken, turkey, sweet potatoes, salad, brown rice, glass of water
Supper - Natural peanut butter, whole wheat bread, salad, fruits, glass of water

Carbs are most important in the morning and least important at night, while fats are better when consumed late.
Try to eat well balanced meals: carbs+protein+fats

Supplements:

Breakfast - Multivitamin + additional C (500 mg)
Lunch - Zinc (30mg) + Magnesium (400 mg) + Vitamin B complex (make sure these are calcium free! Calcium will absorb the minerals)
Dinner - Vitamin E (400IU) + Chromium* (500 mcg)
Supper - Vitamins A + C (500-1000mg) + D

*Warning: do not take chromium if you have or had diabetes, kidney or liver problems. Talk to your doctor.

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FOLLOW THESE AS STRICTLY AS POSSIBLE


DO:
Get 8-9 hours of sleep, going to bed no later than 11pm. Take 300mg of melatonin if you have a problem falling asleep (follow label directions carefully)
Drink lots of water and urinate frequently (to flush out the toxins)
Exercise 30 min a day (increases blood flow, faster removal of toxins, boosts immune system)
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables (natural vitamins and minerals)
Find time to relax and enjoy life (boosts immune system)


AVOID:
Milk (it contains iodine, drink soy milk instead and supplement with calcium if needed)
Pork (clogs pores and arteries)
Caffeine (contributes to the production of cortisol)
Junk food (clogs pores and arteries. Read nutritional information of your favorite fast food restaurant to see how much fat and cholesterol you consume)
Sugary snacks, energy drinks, and sodas (sugar increases P. bacteria growth)
Alcohol (dehydrates and aggravates skin, lowers immune system, lowers liver's ability to remove toxins)
Smoking (dehydrates and aggravates skin, constricts arteries, lowers immune system)
Large amounts of citrus fruits (aggravates skin)*
Feeling sad for yourself (depression lowers the immune system and gets in the way of following the plan. Replace all negative thoughts with positive ones)

*I cannot support this claim with research, but I have found this to be true from personal experience.

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

It all depends on the effort you are willing to put into this. Is the H&S+BP regimen alone going to improve your acne
condition? Probably. But you must remember that acne should be treated both on the inside and outside. Only then you can
reach the full potential of this plan. I realize that most of you will chose not to give up on certain things. That
doesn't mean this plan wont work for you at all, however. But the closer you follow it the better your results will be.
If you must consume alcohol on occasions, for example, do so in moderation and chase it down with plenty of water.

IF you have not already used BP, your skin might flare up at first. Otherwise:

2-3 days - you will feel and see the difference. Skin looks healthier, the pimples begin to look smaller.
2-3 weeks - number of breakouts greatly decreased.
1 month - you are virtually breakout free and when they do occur, the pimples are small and go away really fast!

I have been pretty much break out free after a month of following this plan. The only time they occur is when I cheat (myself).

Those of you looking to lose weight will have an added benefit of, well, losing weight. Just by eating healthier and exercising
daily the pounds are bound to come off, and you don't even have to cut calories! Just remember to consume your food slowly to
allow the fullness response to be triggered faster.

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IN CONCLUSION:

By following this plan, you will not only be acne free, but feel and look much healthier overall. The plan itself is
guaranteed to improve your skin condition. You decide your own success.

I suggest that you do your own research on the things I have proposed here. When you know exactly why certain things are
beneficial to you, you tend to do them better. Use this plan as a guide to give yourself a head start.

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-A lot of this is just common sense.
-Sooo why aren't you just doing it?

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-P.Ki113R

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 05:42 AM

Nice Job, I dont see why anyone isnt replying

Question: Its beef that kills u isnt it? Pork does too?

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 06:05 AM

good post

cheers for excelent info

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 12:04 PM

This sounds like a great plan. But what happens if, like me, you're allergic to benzoyl peroxide? Can't use SA either because it's too drying. sad.gif

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:23 PM

maybe you could trye AHA? ^^

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for you comments. I hope some of you will give this plan a try. Now to answer your questions.

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Question: Its beef that kills u isnt it? Pork does too?


Pork is loaded with bad cholesterol and fat. It should definitely be used on rare occasions. Use flax seed oil instead as a healthy source of Omega-3 and 6 fats. Home-cooked USDA lean beef, on the other hand, is quite good for you. It has a lot of zinc which boosts the immune system. Just don't expect to eat good beef at a fast food restaurant.

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This sounds like a great plan. But what happens if, like me, you're allergic to benzoyl peroxide? Can't use SA either because it's too drying.


Try using MAMA, (mandelic acid + malic acid) building up to it gradually. Use plenty of moisturizer twice a day and sun block before leaving the house. As with any acid, dryness and peeling might occur. But it usually goes away within 1-2 weeks. Use it on a small part of the face at first to check your tolerance.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 10:08 PM

what i dont get, is what is with the head and shoulders? do you put it on your face? and why cant is contain zinc

i bougnt some h&s but it has zinc

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:16 PM

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what i dont get, is what is with the head and shoulders? do you put it on your face? and why cant is contain zinc


Yes, use H&S as a face wash twice a day. Read the regimen carefully. If you bought the regular Head&Shoulders, it does not contain Selenium Sulfide which is anti-seborrheic (controls excessive secretion of sebum). As far as I know, only H&S Intensive Treatment has it.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:03 AM

yo thanks. I was a little scepticle about this crazy new treatment you recommend, because i have never heard of anyone putting shampoo on thier face, i didnt think it was safe.

i did some research and it turns out that selenium sulfide is an antifungual. (plus sulfur based soap is good for acne, so selenium SULFIDE, should be good too)

here is an excerpt from a medical book about it.

Selenium sulfide
Selenium sulfide is a complementary drug for use in rare disorders or in exceptional
circumstances
Lotion , selenium sulfide 2.5% [not included on WHO Model List]
Detergent-based suspension (Shampoo), selenium sulfide 2.5%
Uses:
pityriasis versicolor (lotion), seborrhoeic dermatitis (detergent-based suspension)
Contraindications:
children under 5 years
Precautions:
do not apply to damaged skin (risk of systemic toxicity); avoid contact with eyes; do
not use within 48 hours of applying preparations for hair colouring, straightening, or
permanent waving
Administration:
Pityriasis versicolor, apply lotion with a small amount of water to the entire affected
area and rinse off after 10 minutes, repeat once daily for 7–14 days; or apply
undiluted lotion at bedtime and rinse off the following morning, repeat after 3 and 6
days
Seborrhoeic dermatitis, massage 5–10 ml of shampoo into wet hair and leave for 2–3
minutes before rinsing thoroughly; repeat twice weekly for 2 weeks, then once weekly
for 2 weeks, thereafter only when needed
Note. To minimize absorption, rinse hair thoroughly after use and remove all traces from skin
(including nails)
Adverse effects:
local irritation, hair discoloration or loss; absorption may result in systemic toxicity
including tremors, weakness, lethargy, pain in lower abdomen, occasional vomiting
(symptoms usually resolve within 10 days)
Sodium thiosulfate
Cutaneous solution, sodium thiosulfate 15%
Uses:
pityriasis versicolor; cyanide poisoning (section 4.2.7)
Administration:
Pityriasis versicolor, apply twice daily for 4 weeks


and here is where i found that book.
http://mednet3.who.i.....s topical.pdf

Maybe you've found the secret ingredient that will save us all!

It says its good for people who have an itchy scalp, and i always have an itchy head and dandruff, so this looks like the perfect perscription because my acne and dandruff might be caused from the same thing.


LOL THIS IS A BIT OFF TOPIC< BUT I WONDER IF WE ALL ARE GONNA GET CANCER OR SOME STRANGE DISEASE, FROM PUTTING ALL THESE CHEMICALS ON OUR FACES, I MEAN THIS CANT BE BENEFICIAL IN THE LONG-TERM, I AM BECOMING INCREASINGLY PARANOID AS TIME GOES ON. THATS WHY I HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH YOU PKILLER.

IF THIS WORKS, THEN SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 01:05 AM

I'm really glad you bothered to do some research, Inferno! Its the first step to curing the acne. Never just blindly follow what others tell you. Having said that, I hope you will follow the plan as closely as you can. Don't ignore the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Remember, acne should be treated both inside and out.

Edit: Oh and you're right about being paranoid about long term use of chemicals. That is exactly why a healthy lifestyle is so important. It is even more important than the H&Sit regimen. All the meds you use only mask the problem. Stop using it, and it comes right back! Why? Because if your lifestyle hasnt changed, neither will your problems. It wont happen overnight, but if you start now, you will thank yourself pretty soon. So use H&Sit to speed things up but dont neglect sleep, diet, and exercise.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 03:11 AM

can i use selsen blue?

it also has selenium sulfide..will this still work properly?

i dont feel like going out and buying another product lol

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 03:34 AM

can i use selsen blue?

it also has selenium sulfide..will this still work properly?

i dont feel like going out and buying another product lol

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 02:07 PM

Make sure it has 1% selenium sulfide not 2.5%

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE(sugarkane @ Apr 23 2006, 11:04 AM) View Post

This sounds like a great plan. But what happens if, like me, you're allergic to benzoyl peroxide? Can't use SA either because it's too drying. sad.gif


My skin doesn't like BP or SA either, but has responded extremely well to topical retinoids and mandelic acid. You just have to keep reading and experimenting ...

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:12 PM

Another way to get those Omega 3 fatty acids is to take salmon oil capsules or eat good, clean fish. This is great- thanks.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:36 PM

wow. i agree with treating acne from the outside AND the inside. it takes a lot of willpower to follow thru, especially the bit on diet and lifestyle. thanks for taking the time to post this.

also, i kinda disagree on the use of bp. i know this site is built around bp. but i personally don't think it's good for skin in the long run. i followed the regimen for a week, and then quit. yes, i got rid of ALL of my pimples. BUT the overall condition of my skin was worse than having pimples. i only used bp on my forehead, and the contrast with the rest of my face was startling. let's just say it's not what human skin is supposed to feel like. it took several months for my forehead to fully recover. yes, bp IS effective for acne. but i really encourage pple to seek other better alternatives.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE((eLLe) @ Apr 26 2006, 12:36 AM) View Post

also, i kinda disagree on the use of bp...

What do you recommend using instead?

I personally think that any chemical you put on your face is going to give you some kind of negative side effects. Some people just tolerate it better than others. I think a healthy lifestyle and a good moisturizer help to negate the side effects to a good degree. But yes, relying on any medication for an extended period is not a good idea.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE(P.Ki113R @ Apr 26 2006, 11:52 AM) View Post

What do you recommend using instead?

I personally think that any chemical you put on your face is going to give you some kind of negative side effects. Some people just tolerate it better than others. I think a healthy lifestyle and a good moisturizer help to negate the side effects to a good degree. But yes, relying on any medication for an extended period is not a good idea.


smile.gif i agree. eusa_clap.gif eusa_clap.gif

i personally like tea tree oil. i know a lot of pple on this board also had success with tto.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE((eLLe) @ Apr 26 2006, 10:34 PM) View Post

i personally like tea tree oil. i know a lot of pple on this board also had success with tto.

Do you use it twice a day? How successful are you in preventing breakouts? Does it do anything for the red post-acne marks redface.gif ? Please share biggrin.gif


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Posted 28 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

has anyone tried using Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo? i use it as a shampoo so i dont get flakes, but now that i think about it, i never break out on my forehead... i guess now i know why. it has the same active ingredient (selenium sulfide 1%) but it comes in different bases. theres one with aloe (thats the one i use), one with menthol and one that is pH balanced. other than that, the indredients are almost the same. so maybe if you cant get a hold of head and shoulders, you try to get this instead.