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#3384806 Does Sebum Help "moisturize" The Skin?

Posted by tritonxiv on 25 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Tagged for future reference.

#3340260 The Thread Tag Color Is Incredibly Distracting.

Posted by tritonxiv on 12 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

Love it! Thank you for the update =]

#3303763 Feeling Guilty About Not Having Acne

Posted by tritonxiv on 19 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

If you want to feel guilty about something, there are FAR more important issues around the world that us 'privileged' folk do a great job of ignoring.

Do some research and perhaps your 'guilt' might lead you somewhere of worth.

#3290554 What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

Posted by tritonxiv on 28 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

When you "wash" your face (which you really shouldn't), you're getting rid of dead skin cells. Dead skin cells provide a naturally dull matte-like surface because of their uneven texture. The ability to hold oil in the space between the dead skin cells also aids in the concealment of the sebum you produce. When you wash your face, you eliminate this dead skin cell layer, and the oil has nowhere to go except right to the surface.

I agree with Bryan. Washing your face has no bearing on the amount of sebum your body will produce, but will effect how oily your skin appears.

#3272102 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 02 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

I would only recommend and will only personally consume home-based steam-distilled water.

The "minerals" found in spring water and any other non-evaporation-based filtration process will contain various amounts of inorganic elements (from tiny particulates broken off from bedrock, to pharmaceutical drugs, to nano-particles). These are arguably dangerous because they are unusable by the chemical pathways in your system and will accumulate or calcify in various parts of your body.  Over time, this accumulation may cause bone diseases, thyroid issues, and other various problems.

Even if someone were to believe inorganic minerals were potentially helpful, the amounts of these minerals in the water are so minute that they add almost nothing to the daily allowance of any essential nutrient. If I was going to choose additional supplementation outside my natural diet, I'd want know exactly what additives I was ingesting, rather than trusting the judgement of some random water company. Radioactive particulates from the ongoing Fukashima disaster are also a concern, and unless you have a geiger counter, you're once again at the mercy of the business you're purchasing from.

So then we come into water filtration methods. Rather than go into a lengthy discussion about the pros and cons of each, I'll only restate the conclusion I have come to after much research.

Home-based steam distillation is the only 100% effective way to ensure you are drinking the purest, cleanest water possible.

#3270518 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 29 July 2012 - 10:38 AM

Taking Accutane increases inter-cranial pressure which is likely the reason you have been having such a dramatic change in dreams after you've stopped. I have experienced it before.

I've taken Accutane breaks much longer than this before. I have never experienced such dreams (except in my childhood).

Recent Accutane use also completely invalidates any sort of claim that Iodine has cured your acne, when clearly it hasn't as it has returned.

Do you even read my posts? I very explicitly stated two posts above your own:

I'm not going to claim I've cured anything.

So I'd appreciate it if you didn't put words into my mouth. Thanks.

Not to rain on your "parade," but I would like you to stop posting in this thread if your results cannot be validated due to all of the other variables you are throwing in. All too often, people are misled to something that may not help them. Make a log if you want to detail this. Thanks.

From the very beginning I have explicitly detailed all of the supplements I utilize alongside Iodine. I am not trying "mislead" anyone. I believe people are smart enough to take all of these posts for what they are worth, which is anecdotal evidence. Not many people have taken iodine, so I feel consolidated observations of persons supplementing this substance might be helpful. Furthermore, this thread was created in the health and nutrition section of the boards, not in the personal logs section. As such, I feel I have every right to continue posting my experiences with iodine here, and will continue to do so.

#3269867 I'm Starting Smt D002 (Oxybutynin Chloride)

Posted by tritonxiv on 26 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

and... what happened?

With regards to acne, nothing! I noticed no change in my acne, bad or good.

It does alleviate my hyperhydrosis however, so the original purpose of the medication was a resounding success  Posted Image

conclusion: SMT D002 is not oxybutynin chloride.

Yep, probably not. I gave up my low dose Accutane and have moved on to other more natural solutions.

#3265978 The Perfect Water To Drink

Posted by tritonxiv on 14 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

until then please post anything you know or your experiences with distilled water.

I've been recording my distilled water / iodine updates in this thread.


#3265823 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 14 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

any updates brahs?

As of now, I have no acne. Oil levels are normalized. Energy and overall feeling of wellness is fantastic. This regimen seems to be working very well for me.

I cannot discount the fact that accutane is still in my system, so I'm not willing to make any broad claims about the regimen's efficacy on my acne. With regards to overall health however, there is no doubt in my mind.

#3264303 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 09 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

I dream in color.... vivid color. Positive emotions are running sky high despite the sickness all around me... My spiritual self is awakening in a way I've never experienced before.

This is true living. Everyone needs to give up fluoride and take iodine now.

#3263523 How I've Come To Eat What I Eat

Posted by tritonxiv on 07 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

The longer I live, the more importance I find in pausing life, looking inward, and simply "listening". Many of life's answers can be found from within.

#3260084 What's Your Favorite Treat Food That Doesn't Upset Your Skin?

Posted by tritonxiv on 27 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

Raw carrots!

#3259875 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 27 June 2012 - 10:22 AM

I'm really loving this Iodine! I usually hate getting up early, but for the past two days I've woke up at the crack of dawn! I get up feeling awake and refreshed. My dreams have also returned! I haven't had dreams in years, but the past few nights have been full of vivid images.

I can say with certainty now, this is not a placebo effect. I haven't experienced any negative side effects as of yet, but I'll keep you posted.

#3259698 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 26 June 2012 - 05:51 PM

Today I am feeling absolutely amazing. I've been on and off accutane for the past ten years, sometimes taking a month-long break. (To see if I still had acne) It's certainly never had this effect before. I can only attribute it to one of the other factors. I'm taking Iodine, distilled water, vitamin D, and magnesium. Take your pick, but considering Iodine is well known to increase energy, I'm going to assume it's responsible.

#3259576 Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

Posted by tritonxiv on 26 June 2012 - 10:11 AM

Well to be quite honest, I don't care what the energy increase is from! Cutting off Accutane, supplementing iodine, and drinking clean water are all undisputedly positive changes in my life, and I'm planning on reaping the benefits of all three for a long long time to come =]