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In Topic: How Do You Distinguish Leaky Gut Acne From Hormonal Acne And Treat Either?

20 October 2014 - 05:05 PM

Controlling your up and down hormones may help more than sporadic antibiotics. Leaky gut is vague, unproven, with different folks finding out (after dieting) it has done nothing or their interventions actually remove something causing their acne which had nothing do with the mysterious leaky gut syndrome that everyone claims. Multiple food intolerance and metabolic disorders can result in the same thing. 


I have seen one person finding out they needed more digestive enzymes the next finding out that eating high inflammatory foods exacerbated their acne. 


I do not know where to start. But I just do not think leaky gut is something you should put your energy in when all your symptoms relate to endocrine function, and  sex hormones. Simple solution for some has been birth control while others is exercise and low glycemic, inflammatory foods, and an upbeat attitude. 

In Topic: Elliott Hulse Saved My Life

13 October 2014 - 06:48 PM

No, they don't help me. His advice is useless for people suffering from mental disorders. He is a stranger in his own world. He doesn't understand that having a mental disorder is not a choice. It grows under influence of the environment.


So what mental disorder do you claim to be suffering from? Is it self diagnosed? 


There are treatment places around the country and you can voluntarily admit yourself if you should ever feel the need. Your outlook and attitude is only perpetuating your own mood and beliefs. It appears you need to break that cycle. 

In Topic: Hormonal & Comedonal Acne, Healthy Diet, Niacin, & More

13 October 2014 - 06:43 PM

Messing with blackheads through manipulation as you have done causes even skin trauma to lead them to erupt, while others do not. I do not have this issue, but from my understanding you need to exfoliate your skin more often to prevent clogged pores and mildly cleanse after to maintain open pores, free of back heads. 

A mild exfoliatant that does not penetrate deep into the layers of the skin may be best for your such as an AHA.


I would read in depth through like wiki to get an understanding on the science  of it all if you care. But in the short i would appear you need to mildly exfoliate your skin more often.  

In Topic: Types And Causes Of Acne

13 October 2014 - 06:35 PM

Nodular acne and acne caused by hair follicles getting trapped in the pore then causing inflammation and attracting bacteria to the site (often called a cyst at this point) responded well to retinoids, but more importantly to proper shaving techniques, shaving hygiene, and post shave prep such as after shave with alcohol base. The alcohol closes the pore temporarily, but with continued, daily use has almost eliminated my issues because it reduces excess oiliness 1 day after shaving which therefore reduces bacteria promotion. The alcohol and aspirin content also acts as a mild shedding agent therefore exfoliates the skin, strengthening the pore, also keeping it open to allow the new hair follicle to grow straight through the skin without issue. 


This is what has worked for me. When i do get something i use differin to speed up the healing process. So, while i have had different types of acne over the years as time went on and growth hormone stabilized i seen less inflammatory acne to more of the kind that arose after shaving, but i couldnt figure it out and was treating it incorrectly for years. The leftovers i get here and there is just do to poor dietary habits which are my own fault. But i work nights currently so i think that has something do with it. 

In Topic: Does Vitamin D3 (Daily Dosage Of 2000 Iu) Cause An Initial Breakout?

13 October 2014 - 06:25 PM

Its not so much the vitamin D its self, but the source from which it is coming from. Vitamin D for me would make things worse if it came from cod. Therefore i was taking the dry form. But ended up just getting sunlight exposure to taking pills because its the most natural and its free. 


You will not simply "grow out" of acne at a certain age. It can last a life time.  I knew someone in their 80's with acne.