i take 30 mg zinc a day. it decreased my acne by 50%. i am 100% clear by eliminating carbs from my diet. anyway. when i took 45mg i was also completely clear instead of only just 50% problem it caused me depression and lack of appetite. i got my friend to try zinc 50mg and now he is 60% clear. before he had so much acne and was considering taking accutane. the bottom line is you should try zinc chelated. that is what worked for me. but if you want to get rid of all your acne, i recomend cutting carbs out of your diet.
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Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 14 March 2013 - 04:15 PM
i have been on a low glycemic diet for 2 and half months. 3 weeks ago i cut out sugar. 1 week ago i cut out all grains making my diet a true paleo diet. after the first 2 months i had great improvement. about 55%. after cutting out the sugar i had 75% improvement. After cutting out the grains i am now 95% clear. the only mistake i made was adding some flax seeds to my oatmeal. Everytime i add omega 3's to my diet i break out in cysts that i never get otherwise. they last about 2 weeks. this happened with fish oil and now with flax seed. anyway, after going full paleo and cutting out the pop corn i was using as a snack, my back acne continues to be 100% clear. other than the cysts which are shrinking which were caused by flax seed, i have 2 pimples on my upper right forehead. it is very strange because i have gotten them there for about 2 weeks and 1 on my right forehead. and no where else. both cheeks are clear except for the cysts!!! w000t! i can finally shave. none of that chin acne! it feels awesome! i am just waiting for these last few pimples on the forehead to clear up. and i have a new one but its from the flax seed. so i recomend it to everyone but u must be strict. i had lunch today with some students who offered me pizza and was about to cheat but realized it is not worth it! while this diet will not make you feel great, not having the acne is really nice!
oh and i have a question. can i eat oatmeal?? it is not instant. if i am having problems when i eat whole grain bread is it ok for me to eat oatmeal? because the oatmeal i eat could definately have been eaten by a caveman.
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 02 February 2013 - 04:57 PM
ummm. then call it a paleo diet if you want. i eliminated those foods because people on the island of kitava don't eat them and none of them have acne. i think it makes sense that eating those foods have some sort of connection to acne and insulin resistance. besides i already did the research proving to myself that insulin resistance is what causes acne. what you said is true about lowering the glycemic index. i guess i will call it a paleo diet. the reason i got rid of those of foods though is because just like what you said, if you eat too many of them, it will increase the glycemic index. it is extremely easy to eat white bread or go off on cheez-its and most people do that. point is this works, and there is medical proof behind it. but it takes a long time to clear acne. probably like 3 months. so far the results have been amazing and i'm just sharing what worked for me. there is no reason to criticize my method of controlling acne. if anything you should be thanking me for sharing what has worked. i could have just said "screw all those people" and never even visited this website again like so many people do after they clear their acne. instead i want to help a few people.
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 03 January 2013 - 08:34 PM
but at the end of the day you can not really hold people acountable for the ignorance. i was an extremely ignorant person for a very long time. i don't think i was born ignorant. i see the same ignorance in my 79 year old father and he passed it down to me. some people like him are ignorant their entire lives. they never wake up and see the world for what it really is. i think this is what seperates the good from the bad. people who can wake up and see out the ignorance are the small light at the end of the tunnel for our society. ignorance is passed down generation after generation. until someone breaks the cycle. its like and eye for an eye. someone has to forgive to stop this viscious circle! an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. at the end of the day though, i feel all the blame rests on the shoulders of "god". If he created mankind then he gave them their will to be bad and be ignorant. essentially he started all the ignorance and the cycle. he is the alpha. now this makes him a terrible being. it is the only way to look at it. why else is life unfair. is religion more than a tool to control society. i think not. at the end of the night, how can my sins and ignorance be my burden to carry. for if i was created by the lord he had it preprogrammed that i would have these qualities. this makes god a very terrible person. fortunately there is an answer to all these problems that i just thought of. what if this life is nothing more than a landscape and a game. the things that happen don't truly matter. god creates us and makes us bad on purpose. he wants to see if we have the courage to perservere and be "good". of course without good their is not evil. this is a serious paradox. then agian so is the idea of god creating humanity. if god created us then how can we truly make any decision or have free will? its impossible because god had to know all the paths. he gives us the right to pick a path? how? if he gave us the original impulse then that would pick the path for us. basically we have no control over anything at all. maybe not even suicide is a choice. we have no understanding of the afterlife or proof that it exists. at the end of the night their is no proof of anything. i can't prove you exist and quite frankly this post has been rambling on and on and on. the answer is maybe. maybe girls care about you acne. if they do then they are not good for you anyway.
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 27 December 2012 - 06:50 PM
"A major pathogenic factor of acne is the disturbed keratinization of the follicular infundibulum. It has been hypothesized that a relative decrease in linoleic acid in the sebum could be responsible, in part, for this. The aim of the present study was objectively to evaluate the effects of topically applied linoleic acid on the size of microcomedones in patients with mild acne. The design was a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized cross-over study. Evaluations were performed by digital image analysis of cyanoacrylate follicular biopsies. There was a significant effect of topically applied linoleic acid on the size of follicular casts and microcomedones, an almost 25% reduction in their overall size being achieved over a 1-month treatment period. In contrast, no change was found at placebo-treated sites. It is concluded that topical linoleic acid might play a role as a comedolytic agent in acne-prone patients."
i would love to use linoleic acid in the future but evening primrose is so oily.
i have been taking vitamin d for 2 months and in the study were it cured acne for 50% of people and significantly helped it for 76% it took 3 months. I am unhappy to report that the only thing that seems to be working for me is drinking acv and applying zinc oxide topically but I for sure be applying some vitamin d to my skin in the future. heres my theory why people get acne in the winter. we are out in the sun during the summer and the vitamin d is directly manufactured on our skin! hence on our skin on our face!
i think that that taking it in pill form takes so long to work because it never is made in the skin!!! it takes month to make it to the skin layer! by getting that vitamin d directly on the face I beleive it will directly available to my skin cells and will simulate the idea of putting my face in the sun during the summer!.
now all that is left is for me to get some vitamin d and put it on topically i will do that right now.
btw i have noticed everyone at school who never has acne in the summer is getting some during the winter!! there has to... there has to be a connection!
wow! after reading that study you posted about the zuelo whatever it is called i looked at the wiki page for it! turns out it inhibits something that GLA inhibits as well! i will continue drinking the evening primrose oil! thanks!
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 16 December 2012 - 10:25 AM
Whenever u get the urge try ice bathing ur junk. Athletic sports/exercises, yoga also helps. Masturbation weakens the penile nerves and can lead to PE, prostatitis, urinary incontinence etc. Give ur body a break and allow ur organs to develop. Google side effects of masturbation.
apparently we loose zinc when we masturbate so this could be why zinc methionine works for people who have acne that is exacerbated by masturbation.
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 11 December 2012 - 09:04 PM
i hope it works
thanks guys for your replies. ill try
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 08 December 2012 - 12:54 PM
also linoleic acid decreases sebum after 1 month by 50% and decreases microcomedones by 25% (their size) after 1 month. it is in evening primrose oil
Posted by Acnegoaway54 on 24 August 2012 - 12:02 AM
and for everyone else wondering about the theory. if it applies to you you would probably tell within a week of not masturbating. you skin should start to clear. pimples will dry up and no new ones will form. thats basically what happened to me. its crazy because the day after i wacked my skin would feel oily, looked more inflamed, and some stupid white heads would pop up! (usually 3 or 4). anyway its weird too because i could see the pimples forming 2 hours within masturbating. for these reasons i beleive some of it might have to do with shame. i feel a little ounce of shame when i masturbate because i just had sex with my self and thats revolting even though everyone does it. usually when we are stressed or anxiety we sweat more and maybe release oil. anyway i am proof that the masturbation acne theory is true.
Ok, but I'd like a deeper explanation. I'm curious about this. It's effect would spread further than skin concerns, right. Is someone able to break down for me the process that takes place with this? As in, abstinence>>autoimmune response>>resultant skin changes. I want the links there explained. Cheers.
bro. just do the experiment for yourself. if it works it does and woo pee you cured ur acne. if it doesnt then boo hoo. i personally beleive that peoples acne are caused by many different things so urs may or may not apply to this theory(which is true for me). the only way to know is to try it. no offense.
Day 2. This might be a little harder than I thought...
One way to control the addiction is to drink lot of water like every hour. Decaf green tea, athletic exercise also helps.
green tea causes acne. it increases ur dht by 200% just thought you all should know in case u get pimples while abstaining. look it up "green tea raise dht 194%" i was drinking green tea during the abstain period for a while and had recurring pimples and oily skin. stopped the green tea and wala! no more acne while abstaining.
day 1,just started reading this blog and am really interested.ive had acne for over 5 years.really sick of it,started roaccutaine again about a month ago and my skins still jsut been going up and down.my skins affecting me that much now that im to scared to go and hang out with friends.i have pimples all over my face and under my chin.as well theres redness around all of them.going to try this out and see if it helps.as well i was wondering if laying of the dairy products would help me?
take apple cider vinegar and zinc pills. they have extremely helped me with my acne 90% clear and also dont masturbate if you do(try it). good luck and may god speed your recovery from acne.
ok ill join in
end of day 1: after 5 days of clear skin i have two white heads