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#3411186 Where To Get 50% Glycolic/lactic Acid Peel?

Posted by CBIOT13 on 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.

#3395191 The Big Hormone Post For Both Men And Women

Posted by CBIOT13 on 16 November 2013 - 07:26 PM

Nope, I'm not going to play this game with you. I've got better things to do. 


You have demonstrated a significant lack of logic and understanding in the posts I've seen from you, and someone that makes wild claims without citing scientific evidence and contextual interpretation is not worth arguing with. It's like trying to have an intellectual debate with a child; it never goes anywhere due to poor fundamental understanding of the subject material.


I think Green Gables said it best, and I will follow her lead on the matter because I have no desire to make a mess out of her thread. I won't be addressing jlcampi anymore as well.


To anyone reading this, jlcampi is a brand-new forum member who has decided the best way to make his debut on the sorry "forum scene" is to spam existing posts and tell everyone that the Paleo diet is the fix for all your troubles. I will not be responding further, or "feeding the troll", because the flaws in his logic are too numerous to count and frankly not worth my time. If you have questions about hormonal acne, please feel free to PM me.

#3389468 Anyone Feel Very Drained And Awkward When Socializing?

Posted by CBIOT13 on 18 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

Talk more. Go out of your way to say "hi, how are you" to people. It's just a bad habit you've probably picked up due to some low self esteem during certain points in your life. The only remedy is to break the habit; consciously hold a gaze for a reasonable amount of time (don't stare lol) and work on keeping your vocal energy and and volume up. 


And remember that sometimes a little loss in interest in conversation is normal. That's how people know to either stop their conversation or move it to a different topic, so don't think about it too much.


And odds are while you feel it to be awkward, the other person you are talking with probably doesn't notice a thing. It's just how our minds work sometimes; it amplifies the significance of a detail or feeling, often dramatically. It could in your case be a by-product of some social anxiety from your more severe acne periods.


Don't put too much though into it, and keep talking to people. It'll slowly go away and you won't even notice it happening.

#3389175 My Cystic Acne Has Stopped.

Posted by CBIOT13 on 17 October 2013 - 11:15 PM

Hey :)


It can be tough trying to figure it all out lol, there's just so many variables when it comes to your skin. I found that keeping a log helps me to track what is affecting my acne and in what way. Anytime I try a new product or food, or start breaking out, or start clearing, I write the details of it in a Word Doc along with the date. That way over time you know exactly what you've tried and how it affects you, as well as possibly allowing you to see some trends that you might not have otherwise noticed. 

#3384052 Protein Powders?

Posted by CBIOT13 on 21 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

You made perfect sense smile.png And yes, there are a bunch of options but they're a little harder to find. Most of them you'll likely have to order online.


I'm a guy and several supplements tend to make my skin worse, whey protein being one of them. The best site I have found for protein powder selection is called True Nutrition (google it, I can't post external links to retail sites here). Once on the main webpage, you can go up to "Create a Custom Mix" and then you have about 20 different protein powders from which you can choose different percentages of to make your protein.


They offer soy, whey, rice, pea, hemp, beef, egg white, and several others. The prices are reasonable, the only knock I have on them is the taste. I prefer to get a 50% rice protein and 50% pea protein blend, and it doesn't really have ANY taste to it lol. Imagine putting flour in water and drinking it, that's what it tastes like. It's really good for mixes though, since it has no taste you can make shakes and smoothies pretty easily.


If you're looking for something that won't aggravate your skin, I'd say rice, pea, or hemp protein is probably your best bet. They're pretty neutral and few people have allergies to them.

#3380872 Vitamine B5 - Permanent Stomach Damage?

Posted by CBIOT13 on 06 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

Seeing your doctor should be the first step.

#3375148 Career + Acne

Posted by CBIOT13 on 15 August 2013 - 05:34 PM

I'm well on my way. Once I finish school in two years I'll have several opportunities; preferably I'd like to work for a military defense-tech company but I've also looked at car and aircraft manufacturers.


I make sure that my attitude and confidence is what people remember me for; not my skin. As long as you have good hygiene and are able to look presentable, it is not a deal breaker.


I meet people all the time that hold high positions at my university; and some do have less than great skin. Once you get into the adult world people understand that acne does not define a person, how they act does.


Bad skin can only hold you back if you allow it.


By the way, I know for a fact that people use make-up in the corporate world. You just never hear about it because most men won't admit to it. I know if I ever start I won't spill unless I'm caught red handed :)

#3372742 Feels Like Theres Water In My Lungs After 1 Week Of Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Posted by CBIOT13 on 07 August 2013 - 07:39 PM

Hey guys iv just taken my 7th dose of my isotretinion which is accutane as im lead to believe and ive already had some hair loss, nose bleeds, dry face, etc but on the 3rd day i got a small pain on my chest where it felt like someone had been sitting on me along with a cough, now im having constant coughing fits and it feels like theres water on my lungs. I also have a general feeling of being unwell and have for the past 4-5 days. I was wondering wether this could be due to the side effects and should get it checked out or not. thanks.


Yep be alert for any serious changes, and call emergency services if you feel it's warranted. 


That almost sounds like some sort of bronchial infection or pneumonia. Definitely not a regular side effect of accutane; accutane could though possibly affect your immune system and make some people more vulnerable to infections. Keep an eye on things.

#3371210 Clear Skin Or 100 Million Dollars?

Posted by CBIOT13 on 02 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

I couldn't disagree more miss, you should re-read the original post. He  leaves it entirely open to interpetation, even mentioning that the money COULD be used to clear your skin. Major fail in reading comprehension :)

#3369169 Homemade Aha Solutions

Posted by CBIOT13 on 25 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Homemade 2% lactic acid toner testing has begun.


Anything helpful and I'll make a thread on it. It sure as hell smells a lot better :)

#3366954 Acne.org Aha Vs. Acv Vinegar Toner

Posted by CBIOT13 on 16 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Hey guys, I am currently using an apple cider vinegar toner but the vinegar smell is driving me nuts and I'm looking for a replacement product. I'm thinking about Dan's AHA. Can anyone compare the two from experience?

#3361040 The Big Hormone Post For Both Men And Women

Posted by CBIOT13 on 23 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

Green Gables, if you are to provide a post like this you need to show the side effects of messing with DHT. The supplements you mention are usually harmless for women, but can cause some serious problems for men. Like anything, you have to weigh the risks and benefits of a treatment, and your initial post makes it seem like there are no potential dangers to the "self-correcting" of perceived hormonal imbalances. There are (85% pertain to men only though), and it would be great if you'd address them so the readers can make an informed decision. Or, I could post them if you'd like later on in the week.

#3356674 Research: Novan Sb204 To Treat Acne + Oily Skin

Posted by CBIOT13 on 10 June 2013 - 09:58 AM

Pretty much. This website explains it well

But what it means though is the first two phases mean little because the sample size is so small.

Most consider the Phase III trial to be the definitive one though, because it has such a large sample size and the efficacy of the drug in comparison to others in checked. Phase III is unfortunately where most drugs fail.

I don't know where this drug is exactly, but I read they mentioned in-vivo and in-vitro testing; this is sometimes called Phase 0. It has to be farther along though because I doubt it'd have made news otherwise lol.

#3355921 Research: Novan Sb204 To Treat Acne + Oily Skin

Posted by CBIOT13 on 07 June 2013 - 01:53 PM

This actually looks fairly legit. It's the first time I've heard of an NO(2) compound being used to treat oily skin, I'm curious as to how this turns out.

Unfortunately, it's probably less than 50% through the testing phase, by the time this hits the market for the general public I'll be married LOL

#3352739 Ways To Use Milk Of Magnesia For Oily Skin

Posted by CBIOT13 on 28 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

Hey guys, long-time oily skin fighter here and I've been having some moderate success with Milk of Magnesia. I have had oily skin for about nine years, and short of accutane I have tried just about everything and MoM has the greatest potential of any product I've ever used. It does not stop the oil and you will still have to blot during the day, but you will blot MUCH less and your skin will be less shiny. It also seems to make my pores less visible. 


As usual with all my threads, I must provide a disclaimer. Everyone's skin is different, and reacts differently to certain products. Use common sense and always spot test a new product on your forearm or neck before using, and be vigilant for undesirable effects and respond accordingly.


Okay, now to how I use it. First, you want to get some plain, original, and white Milk of Magnesia. It is not very expensive, and one bottle will last forever. This is the kind that I use http://www.cvs.com/s...al?skuId=102368


The problem with milk of magnesia is that if you use alot it will make you turn white, like Casper white LOL. MoM will also leave a slightly tacky residue, this is what you want as this is what absorbs the oil and smooths your skin. If at any time you need it off and water just isn't cutting it, use this ACV toner from my previous thread http://www.acne.org/...-skin-try-this/. It will restore color to your face and neutralize the MoM.


With a little finesse though you can still get the oil absorbing effects while minimizing the unpleasant whiteness/pasty look. Make sure to SHAKE WELL before you use MoM, as it can separate when it sits.


OPTION 1: The Diluted MoM Lotion/Toner

This is what I prefer to do. I'm a guy and I prefer a low maintenance and easy routine, and I cannot bring myself to use makeup (no prob with those that do though). What I do is make a solution of 1 parts MoM and 1 parts water, make it in a separate container and SHAKE WELL. Then gently dab/wipe this on problem areas 1-2 times a day. I usually do this in the morning after shaving and at night before I got to bed.


It provides the effects of MoM, but because it is diluted you get few to none white streaks and the whiteness is greatly reduced; making this method suitable for a quick application and then out the door with nothing on top of it. Of course, because it is diluted the strength is slightly weakened. You can play with the ratio to suit your needs and skin color.



OPTION 2: The MoM Mask

This is pretty self explanatory, liberally apply MoM all over your face. It WILL turn you white, so make sure you are okay with that; maybe do it on a quiet night at home or something. Because this is full strength, it will be very dry and tight, and the residue left on your face from it, even after showering and washing, should provide oil absorbing properties for 1-3 days.


Ladies, this is where your makeup can come in. I have read that some people apply the MoM mask as what you girls call a "primer" (I really have no idea, sorry lol) and then just use your makeup to cover the whiteness. This way you get full strength MoM without the whiteness; I have read rave reviews about this working very well.


OPTION 3: Super-Drying Spot Treatment 

I have used this also with great success. Something about the MoM provides a calming affect (it's recommended for those with rosacea), the drying ability speeds healing, and the whitening/pore minimizing effect can make an inflamed zit much less noticeable.

I've used this to dry out whiteheads as well as on inflamed cysts. Just apply generously to the zit, and if you need you can use a cotton ball to "buff" the edges and make a smoother transition between skin tone and the white from the MoM.




Hope these help somebody a bit, I know how irritating it is to deal with oily skin and anytime I find something that works for me I make a thread about it here. I've been using the MoM for about 3 weeks with good results. 


Good Luck smile.png