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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:56 PM

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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 wholelistic 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.

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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

Interesting information. I am curious to see what people say about it. It sounds like you're doing your homework. Very well thought out. I give it an A+

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:58 PM

Have a question about this for P.Ki11eR I used the H&S with zinc for the zits on my neck and it turned out badley! Took me a week to get it cleared up and gave me uber dry patches that I am still dealing with. I really want to get rid of the zits on my neck which is the only place I break out but am terrified of going through that nitemare again! Is this stuff better than the other for acne? I just don't know! I know that everyones skin is different and have different reactions but you know where I am coming from on this!

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 10:29 PM

that sounds good, i read this stuff about maintaining a healthy diet, i also read that refined sugars from carbs are a big problem, even pasta, is this true?

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE(moses2001 @ Apr 28 2006, 02:48 PM) View Post

hey, acne is a fake problem caused by the products you use, the more you use the more you look for some help from other products, its fake, when in history books do you see people with acne, it just started probably in the 60's. its caused by people putting crazy chemicals on their face, their face cant handle it and produces more oil because the poduct dries out the face. The best thing to do is just to splash your face with water 6 to 10 times, not rubbing it, and patting your face dry. of coarse with everything you probably will break out again but only because your face is getting used to it, but after that you wont see any more problems at all, not one more pimple , nothing, it only takes about a month to see major improvements. then after a while you can wash your face less and less, and the oilyness will go away too. i dont know if it works with all types of skin, but i had really bad acne and it worked right away. Acne is created to steal money from good people. havnt you noticed out of most people you probably wash your face more than people without acne? do you notice that the spots that you dont wash your face are the spots with the fewest acne and the spots that you wash your face the most have the most acne?


I assure you that acne has existed for a long time, waaay before the '60s. But it is true that a lot of companies capitalize on our acne problems. They make products that are barely effective and you have to keep using them indefinitely. It is important to be educated about your acne as you would be about any chronic illness you might have. I am glad that simply using water for your acne has helped you and there might be some merit to this idea.

I am also becoming suspicious about Sodium Fluoride in our toothpastes. Fluoride contains fluorine - highly corrosive, poisonous, gaseous halogen element. It doesn't sound too healthy no matter what the ADA says.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:37 AM

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Interesting information. I am curious to see what people say about it. It sounds like you're doing your homework. Very well thought out. I give it an A+

Thank you.

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Have a question about this for P.Ki11eR I used the H&S with zinc for the zits on my neck and it turned out badley! Took me a week to get it cleared up and gave me uber dry patches that I am still dealing with. I really want to get rid of the zits on my neck which is the only place I break out but am terrified of going through that nitemare again! Is this stuff better than the other for acne? I just don't know! I know that everyones skin is different and have different reactions but you know where I am coming from on this!


Do not, I repeat DO NOT use H&S on your neck. I am glad you brought it up because I forgot to post that in my regimen. It will make your neck inflamed and you will shed skin like a snake. I think this happens because the neck has a very delicate skin, even when compared to the face.

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that sounds good, i read this stuff about maintaining a healthy diet, i also read that refined sugars from carbs are a big problem, even pasta, is this true?

All sugars are bad for you, the less you eat it the better. Processed foods like pasta are refined to such a point that its carbs become like sugar once it gets in our bodies. Refined sugars cause elevated blood sugar levels which is very dangerous. It is also useless for our bodies as it doesn't have any vitamins or minerals that we need to get from food. So yes, it is a problem.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 05:56 AM

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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.




Excuse my scepticism, but don't you think that’s going a little overboard on the supplement front?

I mean, does this suggested vitamin supplementation have any medical backing whatsoever, or merely your 'personal' experience in naturopathy.

I've got nothing against supplementing ones diet with vitamin pills or what have you - I take my multi daily biggrin.gif - but this regime looks a little over-the-top.

If it’s not too much trouble P.Ki113R, please shed some light!



Cheers.


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Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:38 PM

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Excuse my scepticism, but don't you think that̢۪s going a little overboard on the supplement front?

I mean, does this suggested vitamin supplementation have any medical backing whatsoever, or merely your 'personal' experience in naturopathy.

I've got nothing against supplementing ones diet with vitamin pills or what have you - I take my multi daily - but this regime looks a little over-the-top.

If it̢۪s not too much trouble P.Ki113R, please shed some light!


Vitamins and minerals are an important part of homeostasis. Most people are deficient in at least several of them. I think that it is important to cover all the basis when applying a holistic approach. Multivitamins are great for an average healthy person, but people with acne require more. It has been show, for example, that acne sufferers are often deficient in zinc which is a co-factor in more than 75% of repair systems in the body. Chromium has been shown to reduce or eliminate acne by controlling sugars. Vitamin E speeds up skin cell repair. Vitamin A reduces the fat (sebum) build-up in the pores. All the B vitamins help with both skin and nerve function. Vitamin D is sunshine in the bottle. Most people know that sun is dangerous for acne but deficiency in D is even more dangerous. Vitamin C is a crucial antioxidant. There is simply no reason why a person with acne shouldn't take these supplements.

I should mention that regular breaks for several days a month from supplements should be taken. For vitamin A, the recommended dose is 100,000 IUs daily for 4 weeks, then 75,000 IUs daily for 2-4 weeks, then 50,000 IUs daily for 2-4 weeks.

You can read in-depth description of each vitamin/mineral on websites like wikipedia.com or search the web.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:10 PM

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QUOTE(moses2001 @ Apr 28 2006, 02:48 PM) View Post

hey, acne is a fake problem caused by the products you use, the more you use the more you look for some help from other products, its fake, when in history books do you see people with acne, it just started probably in the 60's. its caused by people putting crazy chemicals on their face, their face cant handle it and produces more oil because the poduct dries out the face. The best thing to do is just to splash your face with water 6 to 10 times, not rubbing it, and patting your face dry. of coarse with everything you probably will break out again but only because your face is getting used to it, but after that you wont see any more problems at all, not one more pimple , nothing, it only takes about a month to see major improvements. then after a while you can wash your face less and less, and the oilyness will go away too. i dont know if it works with all types of skin, but i had really bad acne and it worked right away. Acne is created to steal money from good people. havnt you noticed out of most people you probably wash your face more than people without acne? do you notice that the spots that you dont wash your face are the spots with the fewest acne and the spots that you wash your face the most have the most acne?


I assure you that acne has existed for a long time, waaay before the '60s. But it is true that a lot of companies capitalize on our acne problems. They make products that are barely effective and you have to keep using them indefinitely. It is important to be educated about your acne as you would be about any chronic illness you might have. I am glad that simply using water for your acne has helped you and there might be some merit to this idea.

I am also becoming suspicious about Sodium Fluoride in our toothpastes. Fluoride contains fluorine - highly corrosive, poisonous, gaseous halogen element. It doesn't sound too healthy no matter what the ADA says.



well i think fluoride is a stable form, fluorine is highly corrosive and unstable because it has 1 less electron in its outer shell, it needs 1 more to be complete and be stable. Sodium Fluoride means these two elements are bonded so that they fluorine shares an electron with sodium and is now stable, fluoride is not dangerous.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:30 PM

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well i think fluoride is a stable form, fluorine is highly corrosive and unstable because it has 1 less electron in its outer shell, it needs 1 more to be complete and be stable. Sodium Fluoride means these two elements are bonded so that they fluorine shares an electron with sodium and is now stable, fluoride is not dangerous.


Fluoridated water has been linked to bone cancer.
http://www.ewg.org/i...60405/index.php

Even though Sodium Fluoride is a stable compound, it can non the less be toxic. Dental fluorosis is a good example of an illness caused by overexposure to Sodium Fluoride.
http://www.fluoridea...l-fluorosis.htm

Sodium Fluoride is primarily used as rat and cockroach poison.
http://www.greaterth.../F/Fluoride.htm

Nazi concentration camps used fluoridated water to suppress the will and vigor of inmates.
http://thyroid.about.../a/fluoride.htm

My opinion is that there is no good reason to put a potentially toxic compound in your mouth. It can be easily absorbed into the blood stream through gums. There should be safer ways to combat cavities.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:18 PM

uh oh doesnt sound too good, but there is nothing wrong with my parents and grandparents and they have been using toothpaste as far as they can remember tongue.gif so i dont think that will really cause acne, one thing is for sure, dont swallow the toothpaste.

And the main problem is with the diet, like your plan earlier, people should avoid certain foods like processed foods and stuff with hydrolyzed oils. I dont think milk can cause acne, but for people who have it, it will aggravate it.

I read somewhere that a major cause of acne is due to the colon, the colon is somewhere in the large intestine where a lot of undigested food stays, and undigested food means what? lots of toxins, so a colon clean out would be a good thing and in reported cases it has stopped acne within a couple of days, enemas can be used, though ive never tried it, but im sure that it cant be bad for you because you are removing junk from your body.

Anyone heard of wheatgrass? research a bit on it, its good for the body, its a detox food, can be taken in fluid form but its a strong internal cleanser so its best to take in small amounts, its full of mineral and vitamins since its a plant.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:04 PM

Foods don't cause acne, thats for sure. They can only make it worse. Sodium Fluoride will not cause acne either but its an unnecessary toxin that our body has to deal with.

That stuff about colon cleansing is a myth.
http://www.mayoclini...eansing/AN00065

Wheatgrass sounds like a good source of vitamins but it was never proven to act as a detox.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 11:47 PM

then what causes acne?

im beginning to think its food, if i look at my family, from my dad to mother, their siblings, grandparents and so on, they have never had acne, sure at some point someone's had a small zit on their nose which they probably forgot about after 1 week,

but i remember when i went to visit my grandma she asked me what happened to my face, and i told her, duh its acne and its quite normal for teenagers to have it, thats when my parents and grandparents started arguing about its what i eat, and its true, i eat a lot of junk, so much processed foods, i tend to eat what comes in cans and packets and so on than home made food, and i rarely ate vegetables, ofcourse that all changed when i learnt that diet affects acne...

anyways ive come to a conclusion its modern food preparations and what is being added to them in factories that cause acne, so yea pretty much food causes acne at some point depending on how the food is made, where it is made and what bs hormones and chemicals and additives are in it, 50/60 years ago there was very little junk going into food, people didnt go out as much to eat, home cooked food was the 99% of the time, and there definitely wasnt all this hormone additives and bs in food, and it showed in their skin as teenagers.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:44 AM

It's a good theory but unfortunately acne has existed for much longer than 60 years. Don't forget that people all over the world suffer from acne, even though they eat completely different foods. I was raised in central asia where we didnt have any processed foods or hormone stuffed meat. All food was home-cooked. And yet I still had acne. And so did my mother when she was a teenager.

This is not to say that healthy eating is not important for treating acne. It's just that food in itself is not the cause. Acne is caused by oversecretion of sebum due to hormonal imbalance. Vitamin A, for example, has been shown to reduce the amount of sebum in the pores thereby successfully preventing breakouts. So it's not so much what is in the food as it is what is not in it. If you don't eat healthy you will simply not have the crucial nutrients which can cause lots of problems.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:50 AM

not out to get you or anything, but what causes hormonal imbalances? and how old are you

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:37 AM

In teens, hormonal imbalance occurs because when they are maturing the body produces a surge of all kinds of hormones that can overwhelm the system which leads to hormonal imbalance.

In adults it is caused by an impairment in the body's ability (due to many possible factors) to deactivate and expel excess and used hormones from the system. I would rather not discuss my age but I am an adult.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:01 AM

So from your reply don't use the H&S intensive on your neck? ok, so guess I try something else for the zits on my neck - if you have any suggestions for that acne, let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:24 PM

If the Head & Shoulders makes your pores smaller does it reduce Sebum production?

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:24 PM

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So from your reply don't use the H&S intensive on your neck? ok, so guess I try something else for the zits on my neck - if you have any suggestions for that acne, let me know. Thanks.

I would just use gentle soap (like Cetaphil) and BP.

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If the Head & Shoulders makes your pores smaller does it reduce Sebum production?

Selenium Sulfide in H&SIT does reduce sebum. But I am not sure whether it makes pores smaller. Leave H&SIT on your face for a couple of minutes before washing it off. Make sure you take vitamin A daily to reduce sebum production even further.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:32 PM

what head and shoulders is this exactly?

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:39 PM

Head and shoulders intensive treatment. Read over the regimen carefully.