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I've been a smoker for 3-4 years now. I usually smoke from a pack and a pack-and-a-half a day now. Are there any relations between smoking and acne?

P.S. I do, indeed, need to cut down.

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I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)


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It varies on a person to person basis, namely how strong your liver is in filtering out all the chemicals and free radicals into your system through smoking.


topical:

tea tree oil soap.

qh mint julep mask.

hydrogen peroxide for occassional spot treatment.

shaving for exfoliation.

internally:

fish oil, 3g daily.


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i dont think smoking contributes to acne so much as it just makes your skin seem dull and "sunken"...one of my friend's parents have smoked continually for over 20 years, and though they have no acne, their skin looks very thin, dry, and--well, DULL.

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I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

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:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

aslong as its not breaking you out then its ur choice i gues

its jus a bit gay coz most peeps find weed actually makes their skin get worse

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I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

haha - I only did it for a ex boyfriend who couldn't stand smoking.


*~*Now engaged to Calibos*~*

Lucinda's Roaccutane Log. (Starting 06.06.06)

AM

- Wash with Wheatgerm Cleanser

- Apply mandelic to whole face

- Apply a drop of Emu oil (if needed)

PM

- Wash with Wheatgerm Cleanser

- Apply emulsion of CP Serum and Emu Oil.

"Segui il tuo corso, e lascia dir le genti"


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I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

haha - I only did it for a ex boyfriend who couldn't stand smoking.

I notice you said EX boyfriend, Good For YOU!!!

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I've been a smoker for 3-4 years now. I usually smoke from a pack and a pack-and-a-half a day now. Are there any relations between smoking and acne?

P.S. I do, indeed, need to cut down.

Acne or not, you should quit smoking because it's just plain bad for you AND everyone around you that have to breath in the second hand smoke. You've only been smoking for a few years so you should try to quit now because it only gets harder, the longer you are addicted.

I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

I think having a toke of maryjane now and again is slightly different than smoking a pack a day of tobacco cigarettes but that's just my opinion. I have a friend who started smoking pot a lot more when they found a good supplier and she noticed a strong correllation between getting high on a regular basis and her face breaking out bad -- and she doesn't even have acne.

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:rolleyes:

I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

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It's hard to tell if there is a link between smoking and acne. I think that you generally will look better, less sweaty, better colour etc if you stop smoking.

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My friend is a chain smoker. He goes through almost a pack a day. Anyways, his acne is pretty small and mostly around his mouth, but his skin itself is like paper. Rough, weird texture, dull. So I think cigarettes will only do harm in someone that's really acne proned, like me. That's why it varies on a person to person basis. I used to smoke and didn't break out from it, but now if I'm around smoke it'll put spots on my face.


topical:

tea tree oil soap.

qh mint julep mask.

hydrogen peroxide for occassional spot treatment.

shaving for exfoliation.

internally:

fish oil, 3g daily.


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I've been a smoker for 3-4 years now. I usually smoke from a pack and a pack-and-a-half a day now. Are there any relations between smoking and acne?

P.S. I do, indeed, need to cut down.

Acne or not, you should quit smoking because it's just plain bad for you AND everyone around you that have to breath in the second hand smoke. You've only been smoking for a few years so you should try to quit now because it only gets harder, the longer you are addicted.

I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

I think having a toke of maryjane now and again is slightly different than smoking a pack a day of tobacco cigarettes but that's just my opinion. I have a friend who started smoking pot a lot more when they found a good supplier and she noticed a strong correllation between getting high on a regular basis and her face breaking out bad -- and she doesn't even have acne.

Who's her supplier? Just kidding...Well I had cystic acne really bad before I ever smoked pot and I took accutane 5 years ago and no zits since.... I continue to smoke it because it helps me with anxiety ( so I don't see an acne-related reason to stop.) But that's just me.

:rolleyes:

I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

Elephant Max, did you want to contribute on this? I noticed you quoted me.....unless, of course, you only wanted to tell me AGAIN that I need a counselor and not a dermatologist....mean people suck, you know.

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sighz, i feel you, smokin pot is probably not the best solution but i cant help but to do it since i guess i'm so addicted since 5 years ago. i have scars too like most of the people here and i have a waiting period for the accutane to be totally out of my body to begin treatin my scars, so is it wrong to smoke weed n get high so time can fly by faster???

also i mean is there any link between getting stoned and your body's ability to heal its facial skin/scar?


I am scar free, today I feel beautiful and gorgeous for I have perfect skin once more, now and until forever. All of my scars have healed to the fullest extent.


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sighz, i feel you, smokin pot is probably not the best solution but i cant help but to do it since i guess i'm so addicted since 5 years ago. i have scars too like most of the people here and i have a waiting period for the accutane to be totally out of my body to begin treatin my scars, so is it wrong to smoke weed n get high so time can fly by faster???

also i mean is there any link between getting stoned and your body's ability to heal its facial skin/scar?

Probably. I don't even want to know if there is.

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i actually want to know if there is a connection with smoking marijuana and healing scars?


I am scar free, today I feel beautiful and gorgeous for I have perfect skin once more, now and until forever. All of my scars have healed to the fullest extent.


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the past month i been smoking pot quite a bit. I have broke out quite badly this month.. but i also am on retin a. I dont know if its the weed or retin a.

I dont want to stop smoking pot, but im cutting down to see if it will do anything. I just dont see what it could really do.

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My acne always seems to look worse when I am high, maybe just because i am a bit paranoid. I have cut down quite a bit (once or twice a week now) and my acne seems a little better, but I have also been on new meds. For me, it just seems to make it look worse at the time but I wake up the next morning and it isnt noticebly worse.

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I've been a smoker for 3-4 years now. I usually smoke from a pack and a pack-and-a-half a day now. Are there any relations between smoking and acne?

P.S. I do, indeed, need to cut down.

Acne or not, you should quit smoking because it's just plain bad for you AND everyone around you that have to breath in the second hand smoke. You've only been smoking for a few years so you should try to quit now because it only gets harder, the longer you are addicted.

I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

I think having a toke of maryjane now and again is slightly different than smoking a pack a day of tobacco cigarettes but that's just my opinion. I have a friend who started smoking pot a lot more when they found a good supplier and she noticed a strong correllation between getting high on a regular basis and her face breaking out bad -- and she doesn't even have acne.

Who's her supplier? Just kidding...Well I had cystic acne really bad before I ever smoked pot and I took accutane 5 years ago and no zits since.... I continue to smoke it because it helps me with anxiety ( so I don't see an acne-related reason to stop.) But that's just me.

:rolleyes:

I gave up smoking (cigarettes and weed) a year ago and have noticed no difference in my skin.

Although I'm sure my general health has improved a ton :)

:shock: OH HELL NO, at this I draw the line! Weed has at least made the journey funny....besides it's too late with my scars anyways!

Elephant Max, did you want to contribute on this? I noticed you quoted me.....unless, of course, you only wanted to tell me AGAIN that I need a counselor and not a dermatologist....mean people suck, you know.

So you are here just for scars treatments ?? im off of accutane for 2 weeks and i was on it 60mg/day for 6 months. What was ur dosage and how long ?? hopefully i will be clear permanantly !!!!!

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hmm its weird i started smoking pot again and im sure thats why its gotten worse again in the past few days!!! its not fair i like smoking every so often but its messing with my face =(

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I smoke occassionally, and it makes me break out a little.

However, last time I smoked weed (about 3 weeks ago) I didn't break out at all.


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as weird as this may be i quit smoking (cigs) last sept and ever since then my skin went from pretty bad to just plain horrible -cysts and everything... i duno if its stress or what cuz when i was stressed before i would smoke to calm down... now when i stress i eat to calm down lol

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Stress. I tried to quit smoking a couple of years ago - the worst breakout I've had in 10 years came then.

Still, I shouldn't have chickened out. A breakout is better than lung cancer.


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You aren't the first to mention breaking out after you QUIT smoking and then clearing up when you START back!

Another member has this same exact problem.

I actually found a study once that basically said that you brain knows what you are trying to do and in order to maintain the addiction it will cause some sort fo phyisical manifestation of distress..in this case...acne!

On the otherhand, smoking can cause acne for some people because it makes you Insulin Resistant and as such can also raise your androgen levels and inflammatory products.

Yet smoking can actually kinda heal a leaky gut...so that would be a positive...lol

So who knows really what the deal is.... :think:


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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