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FredTheBelgian

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#3437319 What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 22 June 2014 - 12:27 PM

I created these topics:

 

http://www.acne.org/...-for-oily-skin/

 

http://www.acne.org/...r-my-oily-skin/

 

And they aren't about feelings, like when you say, you "feel less oily", they are about scientifically proven solutions for oily skin.




#3434988 What Really Worked For My Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 05 June 2014 - 06:57 PM

This one:

 

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#3434685 Summary Of The Solutions Proven To Work For Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 03 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

In my experience, only vitamin A from fish oil will work. Be careful with this, and get regular blood tests :).




#3434049 What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 30 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

I don't agree with that, people here may seem good-hearted, but they do not realise the harm they are doing. I suffer from male pattern baldness, and at least, in that area, it's definitive, nothing natural will regrow hair, we know that to be a fact. Yet there are still people who will come to the hair loss forums now and then to claim that they've regrown their hair by going vegan or by stopping masturbation (this one is popular on the acne forums too).

 

You see proof? Again that's a misconception, it's not proof, it's just what you say, your word against another person's word.

 

Unless you can truly prove your claims (on hair loss forums, we demand before/after pictures obviously), just don't say anything, it's useless and you're not helping anyone. Plus you'll notice that everyone in this thread say something different helped them. From vegan diet to putting more oil on their face to reduce the oil on their face. Would people have to try them all? Does everyone have the time, patience and money for that? What happens afterwards when you found out you wasted your time and it did nothing?

 

The bottom line is, people need to focus on the science so they can avoid wasting their time, money energy and sometimes their dignity.

 

Isotretinoin, high doses of vitamin A, vitamin B5, estrogens (for women) truly reduce oily skin for example, and there are studies that prove it, so it wouldn't be a shot in the dark.

 

All the rest is garbage and wishful thinking.




#3394898 What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 15 November 2013 - 08:16 AM

Soaps have no influence on oil production. Don't give false hope to the newbies coming here please.




#3382719 What Really Worked For My Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 15 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

I take those amounts of vitamin A because I suffer from very oily skin. No amount of "positive thinking" is going to stop my sebum production.

 

Could you please stop hijacking my thread now?




#3381263 What Really Worked For My Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 07 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

That "thinking positive will heal every ailment" trend doesn't seem to go away.

 

I suggest everyone here to report COSMICROCK, I wouldn't like newbies reading that kind of nonsense.




#3377916 Summary Of The Solutions Proven To Work For Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 25 August 2013 - 11:38 PM

Impressive compilation Jofo!




#3327794 What Really Worked For My Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 18 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

So this is what worked for me in a few months for controlling my oily skin, I'll keep it simple:

 

30 mg L-Optizinc, 500 mg of vitamin B5 and 25000 IU of vitamin A.

 

It took about 3 months to work full force, don't expect an overnight change or even changes in weeks. Also, try to do regular blood-checks for the vitamin A. I know it's dangerous, but I think it's worth it when you have an horribly oily skin like me. Everyday life is way better now that I have an oil production like other normal people. No more shiny greasy looking face, no more blotting like a weirdo in front of everybody.

 

Good luck to everyone.

 

Update: after 9 months on that regimen, I decided to drop one pill of each once a day. Also, if it doesn't work full-force for you, you can still add Milk of Magnesia to your regimen. I tried it and it can really make your skin look mate for an entire day.




#3312456 What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 21 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

No one cares about cleansers, what's the point anyway, you can wash your skin over and over, the sebum will still return. Sebum must be controlled from the inside.


#3310075 Summary Of The Solutions Proven To Work For Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 11 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

Oh yes, megadoses of vitamin B5, I forgot that one. I've never heard of probiotics affecting sebum production, I'll look into that!




#3310040 Summary Of The Solutions Proven To Work For Oily Skin

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 11 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

I've browsed all the hot topics of this forum and not much seems to really work to treat oily skin. So far I've only seen those solutions work :

- (low dose) Accutane
- High Doses of Vitamin A (Animal Form) [under the supervision of a qualified doctor]
- Vitamin B5 Megadoses (10 g a day)
- 500 mg Vitamin B5 combined with 500 mg carnitine

- Topical green tea
- Milk of magnesia (cosmetic effect)
- 1450 nm Diode Laser
- Hormonal treatments (only for females)
- Spironolactone (safe for females only)
- Peppermint oil (safe for females only)
- (Probiotics?)
- (More Fiber in Diet?)

Could someone add what I didn't mention, that really, and I insist really work for oily skin?




#3055700 My Acne Story

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 26 March 2011 - 04:31 AM

My introduction

Hi everyone, here's my story. I've had acne since, well since I was 13 years old maybe like all the teenagers, it was kinda mild, my dermatologist never considered Acctuane and I thought he was right, then near 18 years old, I had clear face again and I'd have to wait a year for my acne to come back.

Skin picking

I've always had a big problem with skin picking, scratch pop wipe, reapeat. It caused me troubles like sometimes I couldn't go to university because of it. Sometimes I thought I would be clear if I didn't pick.

Diet

One of the most important changes. I will not go into the details, every acne sufferers should know the song: no dairy, low GI foods and little sugar.

Supplements

Fish oil, Zinc (60 mg), Vitamin A (50000 IU), Vitamin B5 (1g) 25000 IU of Vitamin D (twice a month)

Presciption drugs

I took Lexapro for depression and anxiety and suspected it to cause some break outs at the beginning. I also took Trazodone for sleep with no negative effect on acne. And finally I apply minoxidil for Male Pattern Baldness, I know, acne and hairloss started at 17, I'm not very lucky.

I wish you all the best to end your acne problem. It's so relieving to not have to stress because your face is a mess. Have a nice day!




#3054838 Popped every single zit on my face yesterday

Posted by FredTheBelgian on 24 March 2011 - 03:05 PM

This is the stupidest thing I've ever read, nothing works except Accutane, a lot of things can work depending the severity of your acne. Changing your diet, supplements, topicals. Personally I take zinc, Omega 3, chromium, and the vitamin a, and they are all working great. And in fact I absolutely don't take topicals. I recommend everyone with acne to try Vitamin A before Accutane, it can do wonders, and don't tell me the overdosing thing, Accutane is just a mega overdose of vitamin A and people do fine (or not) with it.