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assassin.

Member Since 27 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 26 2010 01:34 AM

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In Topic: A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

30 December 2009 - 04:07 PM

What are, in your opinion, the top 5 vitamins/minerals for acne?

In Topic: A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

28 December 2009 - 01:53 AM

Have you ever considered taking isotretinoin?

In Topic: A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

27 December 2009 - 04:13 PM

How high did you go with your Vitamin A dose and how long did you maintain it?

In Topic: A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

26 December 2009 - 08:42 PM

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Does your regimen still work for people with extremely oily skin that gushes out 24/7?

Who knows if it works for anybody but me? Give me a research grant and I'll find out! biggrin.gif If the theory is close enough to right, then it should, since it assumes the lynchpin of the whole acne mechanism is the superoxide anion, not anything that relies on decreased oil production to cure. Many people with very oily skin do not have acne, as this theory would predict.

In my personal experience, having a normal melatonin cycle (dead sleepy at bedtime, awake after 9 hours of sleeping like a log, waking up totally refreshed and alert) was no miracle cure for oily skin in my case (though that's a hard thing to measure reliably, even for researchers). OTOH, a normal melatonin cycle combined with enormous dose lycopene (2 cups of tomato sauce per day) clearly creates an unmistakable reduction in oil for me, within 3-4 days. So, even in just my personal case, decreasing oil production and decreasing acne are two relatively independent phenomena. I can sort of control them independently (enormous dose lycopene does provide some decrease in acne for me, but nowhere near 100%, nor is it required for eliminating lesions).

Does the Vitamin A in tomatoes help decrease oil production?

In Topic: A Zinc-less Zinc Regimen for Adults: Draft 4

26 December 2009 - 04:36 PM

Does your regimen still work for people with extremely oily skin that gushes out 24/7?