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CBIOT13

Member Since 02 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2014 09:58 AM

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In Topic: Where To Get 50% Glycolic/lactic Acid Peel?

29 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

I bought 70% lactic acid off of Amazon a few months back, and I've seen lesser percentages too. You can also find Glycolic, Malic, and Acetic Acid at varying strengths on Amazon.
 
No wonder they own the online shopping world lol.


Any particular brand? Or does it not really matter?

 

It really shouldn't matter, I mean it is an acid with a defined chemical composition. Lactic acid from one seller is equal to lactic acid from another, assuming you're actually getting lactic acid and the other dilution component is not harmful. Just look for anything odd in the reviews before you buy, and make sure the seller has over 50 or so reviews, and you should be fine.


In Topic: Where To Get 50% Glycolic/lactic Acid Peel?

29 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

I bought 70% lactic acid off of Amazon a few months back, and I've seen lesser percentages too. You can also find Glycolic, Malic, and Acetic Acid at varying strengths on Amazon.

 

No wonder they own the online shopping world lol.


In Topic: Contributing Factors Of Oily Skin

20 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

Thanks for the post OP. Unfortunately, I've incorporated every one of those changes into my lifestyle but have had little or no improvement.

 

- I haven't drank milk in almost two years now. Instead, I drink, and really have come to prefer, almond milk. On a side note OP, since you're a dude, should you really be drinking soy milk at all? Google the horror story about some guy who was particularly sensitive to the estrogen-mimicking properties of soy and how he began developing breasts. Like you said, soy can also be a potential allergen and this is why I ultimately chose almond milk as an alternative. Recently, I've cut out greek yogurt and cheese as well, but still have not seen much difference.

 

- I hardly eat enough now because of my preference for organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. I have a strange relationship with food - maybe even a phobia (at least with certain foods). I feel like I'm generally distrustful of food - that one wrong bite will aggravate my skin. Maintaining a strict diet sometimes means eating less because special foods aren't always available and because special foods (e.g. organic) are often more expensive and come in smaller quantities. I'm not complaining though, just pointing out an observation. I gladly prefer healthier foods over processed junk.

 

- I neither consume whey protein or soy milk. Also, I rarely exercise, which may be a contributing factor to my current state of my skin. I realize that exercise has many benefits, but I hate how flushed and red and generally more pronounced my hyper pigmentation becomes during physical activity that I tend to avoid it altogether unless I'm in the privacy of my home. Most of the time I feel so lethargic and fatigued and depressed that I can't bring myself to do anything anyway. I know this is counterproductive to breaking the vicious cycle of low-grade, long-term depression, but I've really gotten so used to living like this that I just kind of accept it.

 

- On another note, I really want to try fermented cod liver oil. I have heard tremendously positive things about this because it is essentially a natural form of Vitamin A.

 

Oh of course these things will not work for everyone. As I put in the first post, the things listed are ideas/lifestyle choices you can test and see how they affect your skin. By no means is that a complete list. It's unfortunate that none of them worked for you, but you'll have to do what I did and experiment to find what factors affect your skin.

 

And all the hype about soy is complete crap. I can google anything and find a horror story about it, but that doesn't mean it's true or typical of the product in question. There has been some concern about the hormonal effects of drinking soy products in the late 90s, but all the research today is saying that the effects are negligible in terms of significantly altering hormones. Think of it as putting a few drops of food coloring in a swimming pool... it will cause a small change but won't alter the entire body of water. Just make sure you're soy is non-GMO (most are) and you'll be fine.

 

Be careful about being "afraid" of certain foods. That's no way to live life; enjoy what you eat, and keep a watchful eye on your diet but don't let it consume you (pun intended).

 

As far as exercising, start small. Eat a hearty meal and then do some pushups and planks during commercial breaks when you're watching TV. You'll be amazed how it energizes you.


In Topic: The Big Hormone Post For Both Men And Women

17 January 2014 - 12:52 PM

 Hi, how are you? It seems like your hormones may just be a little out of whack, or you may be a woman with a high amount of testosterone. Do you have high libido? Do you have higher amounts of body hair then normal? You don't have to post answers to those, but those are good indicators of high androgens (male hormones). It's just genetics, and probably something you can do little about. I'd talk with your doctor, may be get a full blood test to check hormonal and vitamin levels, and then see if anything comes up. I bet your hormones are just still balancing, and in time things should even out for you. If you haven't already, I'd mention to the doctor your concerns about PCOS too. 


In Topic: Contributing Factors Of Oily Skin

11 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

Did you just go to your doctor and ask for a vitamin D test? I'm not sure how it works or what it is, thanks?

Read the first post in this thread (mine) 

http://www.acne.org/...bloodwork-done/

I talked about exactly how to go about getting blood tests