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Member Since 23 Nov 2010
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In Topic: Neck Acne

07 March 2014 - 10:36 PM

looks more like razor burn to me. I would switch to an electric razor. It will irritate your skin at first but I think it will help eliminate the bumps. 

In Topic: Smoking Cause Acne

04 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

Epidemiology of acne in the general population: the risk of smoking.

Acne is a common skin disorder, but epidemiological data from the general population obtained by examination are scarce. Clinical experience suggests an association between smoking and acne, although confirmatory evidence from appropriate studies is lacking.


To determine the prevalence and demographic factors of acne in a general population sample and to investigate the association ofsmoking and acne on a qualitative and quantitative level.


In a cross-sectional study, 896 citizens (aged 1--87 years, median 42) of the City of Hamburg were dermatologically examined. The prevalence and severity of acne were recorded and further information on demographic variables, medical history, and alcohol and cigarette consumption were obtained by a standardized interview.


According to the clinical examination, acne was present in 26.8% overall, and was more prevalent in men (29.9%) than women (23.7%) (odds ratio, OR 1.37, 95% confidence interval, CI 1.01--1.87). Prevalence followed a significant linear trend over age with peak prevalence between 14 and 29 years (P < 0.001). The reported age at onset was significantly lower in women than men (P = 0.015). According to multiple logistic regression analyses acne prevalence was significantly higher in active smokers (40.8%, OR 2.04, 95% CI 1.40--2.99) as compared with non-smokers (25.2%). A significant linear relationship between acne prevalence and number of cigarettes smoked daily was obtained (trend test: P < 0.0001). In addition, a significant dose-dependent relationship between acne severity and daily cigarette consumption was shown by linear regression analysis (P = 0.001).


Smoking is a clinically important contributory factor to acne prevalence and severity.



I also read a few other studies that only showed board line statistical significance or little to no correlation at all. The studies are mixed because there are so many other factors which makes it hard to isolate just one factor (smoking). 


It might not be a bad idea to quit though and see for yourself :)



In Topic: Dermatologists Can't Help Me

03 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

While you find the right mix of products to help treat your acne have you tried improving your lifestyle as it pertains to your overall skin health? Ie. No dairy, exercising, eating lots of fruits/veggies, drinking lots of water, no picking or touching your skin, etc..?

In Topic: You Need To Read This

22 February 2014 - 12:39 PM



This is pretty common knowledge but certainly not a cure by any means. Although this might help it will not cure acne for the large majority. These are simply good suggestions to use as an adjunctive therapy with the regimen. 


"How is the regimen, something that 100% won't cure acne, a better solution than permanently stopping acne by stopping the sebaceous glands from being over-active? If you are doubtful that it will work, don't be. Especially don't condemn if for others when you haven't tried it yourself. And would you use the regimen with accutane? No. Why do you think that is?"





Everyone knows that the regimen will not cure your acne. It does a great job of 'masking it' and has been proven in a lot of clinical trials to be an effective way to help reduce acne. 


I have tried everything (yes, everything) you have suggested and although I have seen a little bit of improvement it certainly has not 'cured' my acne by any means. Your suggestions are widely known on this site and for the large majority of people who have tried them and documented their progress, so to speak, it has not cured them either. 


Where is you evidence that your suggestions cure acne? Please base your arguments on information from peer reviewed journals and provide references instead of anecdotal evidence. Everyone reacts differently to different therapies. This is why there is not a cure, because acne is made up of a variety of factors. 


Your suggestions are simply that; suggestions. They are definitely worth a try and are a good basis for helping reduce acne... But to suggest that it is a cure is irrational and irresponsible. 


In Topic: You Need To Read This

21 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

This is pretty common knowledge but certainly not a cure by any means. Although this might help it will not cure acne for the large majority. These are simply good suggestions to use as an adjunctive therapy with the regimen.