Hey, thanks. Yes it was awhile ago now that I think of it. I was desperate (lol still am i guess) to remove the scars while treating my acne at the same time which can make it all worse really fast. Anyhow I applied it pretty much daily if not twice a day here and there as needed and then kind of all over. I do not know what happened, but I think my skin just had enough. I burned my skin a couple times from it so i went back to only treating scarred areas which was around my check bone and lower jaw- two areas that received cortisone shots for cysts I had in the past. Well i started to notice new scarring. I was upset obviously so I stopped. I really didnt and haven't used another AHA since then. I believe this was back in 12'. My scars are somewhat better, but i guess maybe that's from time it self...
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Posted by k3tchup on 04 March 2015 - 10:33 PM
This happened to me on my cheek close to my hair line. I stopped using it because i sensed it was causing issues with my skin. always left my skin greasy and yellow. aha's thin the skin therefore i contributed it to the scarring. some of that scaring did go away.
Posted by k3tchup on 25 November 2014 - 01:17 AM
@k3tchup I believe acne is a result of a toxic body with a congested liver. The body is not stupid, and many people do not breakout. This is why we need to reduce the amount of toxins that enter the body while building up the organs. If you draw the line at enemas, i dont know what i can say because bowel/colon cleansing is a crucial part of necessary detoxification.
Acne is never just hormonal, dietary, etc. Its from a toxic liver that needs to be flushed. The only thing is that you must cleanse the colon and eliminate parasites first
What if any medical background do you have to stand by this? Regurgitating garbage from a scientific study or homeopathic doctor is not your own knowledge nor should you go saying that is is the sole issue of everyone's acne their pain or suffering. You think you understand because you may have fixed your problem, but you just scratched the surface of a deeper, more complex issue.
If liver toxins where the cause of acne then explain why people with end stage liver disease and NAFLD do not have severe "acneic" like reactions before they die? Explain why people who suffer with hepatitis A, B,C, D, E, F, and G do not go through the same bouts of inflammatory acne as health men and women. Or why people with half functioning livers, missing majority of their liver, those with cirrhosis are acne free?
Or why people in MODS and SIDS just suddenly don't experience a sudden flare of acne?
Posted by k3tchup on 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.
Posted by k3tchup on 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.
Posted by k3tchup on 12 August 2014 - 01:55 AM
Your type of acne looks too severe and inflamed to be helped by any of these means. Your acne is very severe in my opinion and inflammatory! Please go to a dermatologist for real treatment.
Acne is genetic disease don't forget and it's not necessarily going to completely clear with a flawless lifestyle and diet. In my opinion you need professional help otherwise you are going to be permanently disfigured. And believe me, scars do not heal - they are permanent. Macules fade but scars are forever indented.
I agree with this.
Your acne is very much angry, inflammed, cystic, possibly deeper in the dermal layer of skin which would make me think you would benefit from a retinoid- something that would normalize kertanization and skin shedding. Have you looked into something hormonal? Like BC?
To treat the inflammed lesions I would suggest going to a regular doc, not a derm, and just getting a short dosage of antibiotics, maybe then start on a face wash and topical while on the medication. This would help the body overcome the excessive inflammation. I would see then if after the antibiotics finish if your situation improves.
Its pretty much trial of what works and doesn't per person. I have been work nights 3-5 days a week 12 hrs... and my diet is terrible. I eat all the time to stay awake. Diet Dew is my drink of choice over water. I am doing everything wrong in relation to acne yet I have had no change for the 2 months ive been on nights. Thats me.
Posted by k3tchup on 31 July 2014 - 01:12 AM
How to cure any skin problem
1.get patch testing and food allergy testing from allergist, and get MRT test from a nutrionist to find out food sensitivities, also get a GI tract panel, and blood panel
Follow this diet protocol
after you get results from MRT you will be guided through a nutrionist for food plan
3.learn how to cure leaky gut
Make sure you take at least 400 billion live active cultures of probiotics a day, with a prebiotic
6,no hot showers,should be luke warm
7.NO TOPICALS, will prolong process of getting better, and especially no sugar right now, not even fruits, no antibiotics, moisturizer is acceptable, but needs to be vasaline or cerave
8.only wash face with water, look into dry brushing
9. be in a room that is cool
Also never eat more than 6 days in a row, fast one day every week
10.supplements that should be taken
This truly is a condition that needs to be treated from the inside out, and it starts with healing the gut. To my understanding, those who suffer have 1) an overgrowth of yeast in the gut, 2) gut flora imbalance, and 3) vitamin deficiency caused by a leaky gut. When these things are treated, the body heals and the rash disappears(make sure to buy good brands) no supplements should be bought in stores, only through the internet
Grapefruit Seed extract
Digestive Enzymes before meals
Aloe Vera Juice
and many others
if you follow this protocol and are desperate for a cure, THIS IS THE CURE, hours and hours of research have proven it cures anything, hopefully everyone can see this, its cured thousands of people, every illness is from within, doesn’t matter what you have, those that are desperate will follow what I have said, and DO NOT go to conventional doctors, they only prescribe medicines and that’s only a temporary fix, your body is telling you through the skin that something internally is wrong and you need to fix it as soon as possible, make sure to get stool samples and urine samples and blood samples. good luck
NO HOME REMEDIES, this will run your face
Read this http://www.healingna...e.com/index.php
Statistics please? Controlled studies with results with real people with different forms of acne.
What good is blood samples going to do? A C8 or C14 isn't going to tell you much in relation to skin health and acne or GI health. A CRP and ESR are vague inflammatory markers. And the list goes on What good is all that data going to be to the average individual? Next we have people self diagnosing themselves off of webmd? Come on...
Leaky gut is not proven
Home remedies? Your saying ALL home remedies under the sun huh?
Posted by k3tchup on 29 July 2014 - 12:12 PM
I think you have some crazy thinking on your doctor belief.
If you go to the doc for acne they will do as conventional medicine in med school has taught them. This is prescribing medication. While diet, exercise, genetics and other factors play a role in acne, none of this is directly proven consistently to the point it has made its way into teaching and textbooks. I wish to fix people as much as the next nurse or doctor. I want people not to be ill or suffer from acne, but simply telling everyone "fix your diet" will not work. Again we argue genetics, allergies, independent variables such as exercise, and activity level, age,gender, cost of "better" food. It doesn't all work as well clinically on a large scale as antibiotics or other drugs do.
Even then, how would you feel if the $100 doctor visit resulted in a prescription that read "exercise and eat right" I'm sure you would flip $%^&
People come to doctors to "get something." A long tradition that still continues.
1) No I wouldn't flip $%^&. I would love it. As would many people here whose complained that a visit do a doctor means an argument about not wanting to take some drug they insist you must have. They don't like to be questioned.
2) is that their excuse for over dosing the population, especially the elderly? And their excuse for handing out antibiotics for people seeing them for the flu?
No one thinks they don't want to help people. We think they don't know how. Because they have been indoctrinated into a bad system
I wrote a whole response to this however it was lost to accidental refresh. But regardless of what many thing as well as the fact that the blame generally falls on this system. IT is multifold between expectations, tradition, and society believes versus practice, the fact that this is a sue happy society which results in a lot of CYA, the lack of a concrete, predictable nature of acne per each individual or a majority that results in a prescribed treatment that can be wrote into a textbook and instructed to future doctors. The system will not change and will only evolve. One cannot place full blame on just one piece of the machine nowadays.
But do remember that you do have a choice. hell, when i walk in i say what i want, reasonably But do not expect them to know or even give you the answer you want. It is and isn't their fault as described above.
Well, i'm glad you wouldn't mind. Im sure someone with no insurance would just love to pay that doctor bill after knowing that they can't afford to watch their diet because that system too is FUBAR (healthy food more expensive then cheaper less nutritious food). Not to mention they could have done their own google search to find that out. Even if it was part of conventional teaching, still walking out with "diet first" "come back in 6 weeks before i start medication" Is more expensive.Personally I would see it as a slap in the face. I don't go into their office for that, which supports the value of "walking out with something" other than advice. And around and round it goes..
Discussing this will change nothing. Just be an educated consumer, but don't expect sunshine and rainbows.
Posted by k3tchup on 09 July 2014 - 02:53 PM
Posted by k3tchup on 26 May 2014 - 01:41 AM
Uhm, am I the only one who is going to notice that this guy mentioned twice he was planning on ending his life. Yet, people respond with stories of their own, demanding pictures, or suggesting accutane. How is this helping?
Well it maybe too late now. Hope the guy is alright.
Posted by k3tchup on 26 May 2014 - 01:33 AM
Oh man, my face is prone to acne. I do not think I have irritated my skin as hell. I have several medication on different dermatologists and the result acne is still there. It's difficult to tell what exactly the cause of my acne when people ask me why I have acne. All I can say it's genetics. The fact that I have sensitive skin and easily breaks out. People who know little or experiencing few acne in their life never understand how I can't control my acne. Just like you that saying I might irritating my skin so I have acne. I have been using gentle facial wash and some creams to prevent acne from a well-known clinic in my town. But it's just hard as hell to be free of acne. Didn't you just read the title of my post, sorry to make you confused because I wrote some other points above. Basically, my point is people and even doctor are difficult to believe that I have already cared about my acne. But the fact that I can't control my acne, thus makes people think negatively what I have done to my face and supposed I am a kinda person who just do not care of my face. Do you know how I feel if someone treated you like what happened to me? It hurts like a hell.
Ignore idiots like the above. The point of your post is to vent your feelings, concerns, emotions so that you are not living with them on your shoulder, angry at the world for your problems. By this hopefully you do not follow in the recent footsteps of the many who randomly pull out a gun and end other peoples lives because you feel like it. So, thank you for your post and never apologize for venting, that is of course unless you personally attack someone than shame on you.
It really matters not in this stage for either you or I to argue acne as genetics, lifestyle, environmental, chance, fate, etc etc. Its a disorder that affects many more than you can imagine. Sadly for men its more noticeable because we cant cover it up with makeup..well you can, but someone finding out wear make up where i live is worse than coming to work on your worst breakout day ever.
I think personally you are over analyzing the details of your clinic ordeal. While you maybe right in your assumptions you cannot affirm the motivations and intentions of the clinic secretary or people in the waiting room. The cs was just trying imo not to make it worse or put you on the spot. People in the waiting room do as they please so do not look into that. The doc... is well the doc. Some suck at talking to patients and others are truly the nicest people you ever meet. I've had the experience of meeting both extremes of that spectrum on a professional level. The guy sounds like he wasn't very good, but again i wasn't there. If he didn't believe you then you stand up for yourself, appropriately, and nicely. Remember you are paying him so make him work for you. If what he says is not true then politely correct him; show him what you have done and the results. The fact is we are not the same, some scar more easily without any input from ourselves and others never do it seems.
You need to keep a log i feel by identifying atleast some of a culprit to what is causing your acne. This could be a food diary, activity diary, and activities or things you have or havent done like change bedding weekly cause sometimes its that easy... Its the little things that help. I feel you need to identify what type of acne you are most prevalent to. Me is the nodular kind, and the occasional cyst which are not the same... a cyst is infected or contamined while a nodule is noninflammed (yet), but is a blocked pore that forms vesicle filled with interstitial fluid, maybe blood. I get these often days after i shave. My solution to keep these under control is proper shaving etiquette, clean utensils, minimize irritation, and removing cleaners, BP, and SA products out of my regimen. BP caused too much dryness, leading to more oil, redness, delayed healing, and pih. While SA caused me to develop many, multiple noninflammed clogged pores-it gave me an entirely different type of acne i usually never got, ever. A long time ago i was prescribed epidou and then differin. But didn't use it because of more acne i caused and the dryness...ugh, but what i failed to understand is that i needed to keep using it inorder to get a handle on my type of acne which starts deeper in the skin and causes extensive scaring. So, finally after realizing this years later, i am treating myself regularly with tretinoin (stronger than differin was for me) for these purposes. Its been close to 10 years of trying to figure it out though. So, my suggestion for you is to try to do the same because for one i want to help,and this is what i know.
The scarring.. its an entirely different chapter. I would research derma stamping and application of either vitamin C or copper peptides. I am using a copper peptide serum over vitamin C because it oxidizes quickly, is ridiculously expensive if you buy it from a skincare company, is an acid and can cause burns therefore if made by yourself must be diluted correctly. And it also caused me to have blackheads when i used it.
I am not at this expecting to be cured, but i am hoping to lessen the effects. But like you do not care or try to be overly obsessed. Day by day thats all you can do.
Posted by k3tchup on 20 May 2014 - 01:24 PM
Wanted to wish you the best of luck on 4th try.
I limit my mirror time, its something i have been doing for a couple years now. I use 1 mirror only. The same mirror otherwise i just tend to be obsessive with every detail i see in different mirrors and light.
You have the right idea to give yourself a break on the bp-easy does it. I have burned myself from it too many times.
Posted by k3tchup on 28 April 2014 - 07:00 PM
Nobody chooses their genetics. The "success" good-looking men have, and the lack thereof that the rest of us have, are merely the result of genetic accident at birth. No man has ever earned sex by anything they've done in life, despite any assertions they may make to the contrary. Because their genes are the only thing that matter to a woman, a good-looking man's existence is just as hollow and pointless as everyone else's is.While it hurts to know I won't get the kind of girl I want, at least I no longer feel frustration because I now know it is not my fault and never was.
Besides, it'd be cruel to pass down my high hairline, rosacea/acne prone skin and ugly bone structure to future generations.
What the hell?
I went from having a hopeless future to creating my own success by working my ass off. My parents were C students if that throughout high school. My sister followed suit. I on the other hand, raked in honor rolls, student of the quarter yearly, and graduate with honors. I graduated college with a 3.8 GPA after that. Where's the genetics in that one?
Women want more than genes just like men want more than sex in a true relationship. There is more to life than that.
*Get the girl. You earn the girl by being you, not by doing something.
If you seriously think that sex validates you and your life... go pay for someone's company.
Posted by k3tchup on 21 April 2014 - 05:35 PM
I see your point, lilly. The main issue I have is with the hierarchy in the listing and the labeling of the various treatments. If it says "highly ineffective" that's a huge blow to all those people including myself who spend so much time posting *successful* alternative remedies to acne.
If they were successful you wouldn't still be here.
I am astounded that your negativity on these forums has gone unchecked. Seriously, you need to change your attitude and stop attacking other members. She is here as a contributor much the same as I. We each have our own ways regardless of our success or not. We are here to help and provide perspective.
Stop displacing your feelings onto others, please.
The link is no longer up. However, I think the business model here is sly and inappropriate. It is his website and business, but advertising without hard facts that alternative methods are largely ineffective is just a lie to make people believe his method is best therefore you should buy into it. It may work. If it does, great, just don't discredit other methods as well, especially if you are going to allow discussion of it with different form headings.
I personally find education to be a big issue among acne suffers. This community serves to educate even the basics principals to anyone who cares to read. Therefore, it is in my mind inappropriate to capitalize on peoples ignorance when they are often times so desperate for help willing to believe what they see without question.
Posted by k3tchup on 21 April 2014 - 05:13 PM
Too much water can cause acute deficiencies in electrolytes and flushes b vitamins readily out of the body. Its possible the A, D, E, and zinc could be making your acne worse. Instead of supplementing and dumping a dose of vitamins in your system, try to attain them from foods-eat your vitamins.
When your fasting your breaking down fat and protein stored in the body for an energy source. Breaking of fat can cause the release of toxins, and stimulates the inflammatory response. Just something to keep in mind if you continue to fast.