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#3174927 The Timehealsall Megathread

Posted by tim12 on 31 October 2011 - 04:11 PM

Regardless of the specifics, your main issue is still BDD, not bruises, pimples, flesh bumps, or anything like that. BDD should be the focus of your treatment. "In real life," no one is going to care about the minor details of your skin that they can't even see. What they will notice is how you're socially withdrawing from them. If you let your BDD run rampant, it's going to have some severe consequences, and you really need to stop and think about what could potentially happen down the line if you keep this kind of thought up.

#3174912 The Timehealsall Megathread

Posted by tim12 on 31 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

Your acne hardly even shows tbh. I don't know why you keep posting pictures of your skin, you aren't going to convince anyone that your skin is as bad as you think it is. I feel really sorry for you Time, it seems like you have a lot of great resources available to you, and friends who are trying to reach out. It's not you that's disfigured, what's disfigured is the way that you look at yourself. You could have been having a great time at the party, but I imagine that you were on the verge of an anxiety attack the whole time. I'm not a professional, but I think you would really benefit from barring yourself from cameras and mirrors, and overall trying to get skin off of your mind.

#3174885 What Did You Eat Today?

Posted by tim12 on 31 October 2011 - 02:35 PM

A green smoothie, juiced beets, carrots, celery, ginger, cucumber, and grapes, 4 eggs, and sweet potato fries so far :cool:

#3174586 The Timehealsall Megathread

Posted by tim12 on 30 October 2011 - 07:11 PM

Well duh, of course there's people with varying degrees of acne. So what, are you going to be upset until you have baby soft skin? Don't forget you have BDD, and are prone to BDD logic. You really aren't anywhere near as troubled when it comes to skin as you think you are!

#3174249 The Timehealsall Megathread

Posted by tim12 on 29 October 2011 - 10:13 PM

So if there is some bruising, which I honestly cannot see, it'll be gone in 2-3 weeks. I really don't think it's the lighting, maybe how you see it from your POV you're some disfigured monster, but if I saw you in real life, I promise I wouldn't have any kinda reaction that you're having to yourself. You're extremely harsh on yourself, you can't let the negativity seep into and root itself like you've been doing lately. You've got to learn to see yourself more positively!

#3172999 What Did You Eat Today?

Posted by tim12 on 26 October 2011 - 02:22 PM

I got a juicer the other day, some $30 one off of Amazon, I love it so far! I've been juicing ginger, carrots, cucumbers, pineapple, and celery. Thinking about juicing ginger and onions so I can add them to a soup later without having to cook them at a high temperature.

#3162080 The Real Reason You Have Acne!

Posted by tim12 on 25 September 2011 - 02:45 PM

Sorry, I must of skimmed over it the first time!

As for fish oil, I don't mean to be rude, but claiming that something that is generally seen as good, provided you get quality fish oil, and not providing any information on the matter is a bit of a cop out. The general belief is that it's good, and I've only come across little things here and there like the DHA & prostate cancer correlation, but nothing ever conclusive. I know there's issues like contamination and rancidity, but that can be addressed by buying good fish oil/krill oil. Other than that, I'd appreciate some direction and specificity on the matter.

#3001511 My journey to clear skin!

Posted by tim12 on 19 December 2010 - 02:15 AM

So I've been doing more research and reading on the forums etc, and I'm interested in a bunch of herbs and supplements. I'm going to stop taking my B-Complex, because of the whole b6 and b12 in extreme doses causing acne (which most b-complex's have, anywhere from 3000-10000 times the recommended daily value). I've been using vitacost to try and find a good multivitamin that has reasonable amounts of the B vitamins in it.

The proprietary blend of ingredients in the Murad pure skin dietary supplements are in higher doses when bought separate, and it might end up being cheaper in the end too. Basically, these are the things I'm looking to add...

- Burdock Root
- Yellow Dock Root
- Horsetail grass
- grape seed extract
- milk thistle
- dandelion root

Other stuff
- Zinc
- probiotic formula
- b5
- colostrum

Still have a lot of research to do before I make a purchase, but I'll see if cutting out the B-Complex makes an immediate difference.

#3000919 My journey to clear skin!

Posted by tim12 on 17 December 2010 - 08:43 PM

Clear, radiant skin, here I come!

Hi there, if you're reading this then you've come across my regimen log somehow. Thanks! My name is Tim, and I've had mild, moderate, and slightly severe acne throughout the past 9 years. I'm 19 now, and my skin is getting clearer and clearer on this journey. I've picked up a lot of helpful information from amazing members and I'm thankful to have internet met them. There's so many to name now! I'll save my obnoxious shout outs for the end of the log. wub.gif

This regimen is largely figured out & refined, but please feel free to contribute and critique it! I love talking to people on here, this board is full of great members who contribute great information.  With that said, my regimen is aimed towards the Emotional/Psychological, Nutritional/Internal, and Topical aspects of acne, as well as the type of Lifestyle that ties in a bit to each of those pillars. If you'd like for me to explain my reasoning for any particular part, please feel free to ask!

Emotional/Psychological v1.0

So I've done some homework and reading, I think I have a pretty solid plan in this area.

TL:DR version - Believe in yourself. Be happy, it's a choice! Figure out what your bad habits are, and replace them with good habits. If you're a skin picker, you probably won't be clear, even if you do everything right. Take the time to do things that build self, like writing in a journal, self help books, meditation, social events. Think of how your skin will look down the line when you're doing everything right, don't get fixated on how you look today. Minimize and avoid stress as much as possible, but don't do this in a state of stress!

Detailed Version to come later today

Diet/Supplements v2.0

TL;DR version - Green smoothies 2X a day (Romaine lettuce, Spinnach, Wheatgrass, Chia seeds with chia gel, berries of choice [usually strawberries]. 80-90% of the time, anti-inflammitory, nutrient dense foods. Eat organic as much as possible. Tea 2-3x a day (green, roobios, cinnamon, dandelion, and probably more). I avoid oranges, as they give me cysts in the days following their consumption. Oatmeal+Hemp+Spirulina+berries &/or banana+coconut milk for protein smoothies. Eat sulfur containing foods especially, like broccoli, garlic, and onions. Avoid gluten and soy 90% of the time, though I'm looking for a place to get raw goat milk to make goat kefir. I indulge every now and then with friends, I still very much love food, but I love healthy food even more!

My main supplements are Spirulina and Chlorella. I also supplement with a fish oil high in EPA, Evening Primrose Oil, MSM+Glucosamine, a well balanced multivitamin, digestive enzymes, ACV occasionally, Curcumin+piperine, and am looking into krill oil and astaxathanin, sea buckthorn oil, as well as reseveratrol.

Are they necessary? No. Can they help? I think so! I'm still finishing this section up

  1. Spirulina and Chlorella. Spirulina is a blue-green algae, and chlorella is a green algae. They have overlapping benefits, with studies showing that they help rebuild nerve tissue throughout the body, inhibit cancerous growths, protect against environmental toxins and safely detox them out of the body, improve digestion, and other benefits. They are packed with vitamins and phytonutrients, with chlorella containing a high amount of chllorophyll (part of the reason why it is such a powerful detoxer), Chlorella Growth Factor (which helps the body build and repair healthy tissue). Spirulina contains things like GLA (a healthy anti-inflammatory Omega 6), phycocyanin (which gives it's blue color, boosts the immune system), and they both possess a host of vitamins and minerals. If someone asked me what supplements I could not live without (well, would choose to not live without), it'd be these two.  
  2. Fish oil. My favorite brand is Carlson's. I don't eat fish every week, and this is a great way to get your omega 3's in. Things like flax seed and walnuts aren't the same kind of omega 3 btw, they contain ALA, which is converted to EPA in negligble amounts.
  3. Evening Primrose Oil. There's evidence that sebum quality plays a part in acne, and that thinner sebum = less clogged pores, in theory. This oil is high in linoleic acid, as well as GLA. Highly anti-inflammatory.
  4. MSM+Glucosamine. Helps to keep bones and joints healthy, MSM helps with skin softness and health, hair health, and a bunch of other things that slip my mind right now. I find it helps with post workout recoveries as well.
  5. Curcumin. Curcumin is anti-inflammatory, .....
  6. Astaxanthin. Currently trying it out.
  7. Digestive enzymes with meals & supplements.

Detailed Version to come later today

Lifestyle v1.0

TL:DR version - Go to sleep and wake up around the same time every day, preferably 9-10 PM and 6-7 AM. Exercise at least 3-5 times a week. HIIT for main cardio. Yoga and meditation are very important for me. Be around positive, encouraging people. Be organized and clean. Be productive. Keep a planner. Spend time in the sun every day, 10-20 minutes with no sunscreen (more if you are naturally darker, you can look this up). Get fresh air every day, crack open those windows! Take care of your body, and don't abuse it. Love yourself!

Detailed Version to come later today

Topical 2.0

Everyone's skin is different, you've heard that before. For me, I need a good amount of exfoliation to prevent blackheads and clogged pores, while the other aspects of my regimen keep my inflammatory acne at bay.

- Hydrating Cerave Cleanser
- GoW 5% SA fruity exfoliating cleanser

- GoW CocoBasil Toner

Serums & Gels
- GoW healing Banana Serum
- GoW 5% Mandelic Acid Serum
- GoW 99% Organic Aloe Gel

- Carley's Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Acne Prone Skin (Sea Buckthorn Oil, Brocoli Extract as key ingredients)
- Mychelle's Clear Skin Balancing Cream

- MUAC 15% SA/ 15% MA Peel
- MUAC 25% MA Peel

Misc Treatments
- Apsara Sulfur Clay mask
- Secret Aztec Healing Clay mask

Detailed Version to come later today


My skin's come a long way! Most of my old PIH/PIE is gone, and I'm dealing with the ones from my picking habit. I wish I would have realized what picking had done to my skin a lot sooner! When I was younger, my skin would heal really fast, no matter what. I don't have much scarring, it's really negligible. It seems that the peels are taking care of my clogged pores, and my skin responds well to the rich Carley moisturizer, which contains great, high quality ingredients. I'll update with more pictures sometime int he near future, probably in a couple weeks once most of my PIH/PIE clears up. I still get the odd pimple every now and then, but it's much smaller and heals much quicker! Also, my skin is soft and healthy looking, and not just on my face! I feel great, and my health is great. Acne was a blessing in disguise, as I wouldn't have taken care of my health if it weren't for Acne.

What my skin looked like about 4-9 months ago constantly (these actually aren't so bad compared to most days lol)


The latest and greatest of what my skin looks like. Pretty darn happy, everything from here is awesome skin imo!



Changes to my log

- revised supplements 2/4/11
- teh nasty acne pictures 2/7/11
- new current pictures 3/2/11
- revised supplements 3/2/11
- revised topical regimen 3/2/11
- revised supplements 3/11/11
- cleaned up log and updated various things 4/1/11
- changed up supplements 4/11/11
- changed up supplements 5/16/11
- revised majority of log 8/7/11