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JohnH

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2013 01:30 PM

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In Topic: Cystic Acne Help

02 July 2013 - 11:54 PM

Cystic acne is usually best treated from the inside. What is your diet like?

 

Try to eat as many anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, low-glycemic foods as possible.

 

You could also entertain the idea of DHT inhibitors like saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, pygeum, etc.


In Topic: Vitamin A Acne Fight Dosage

01 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

Everyone's different, may or may not make a difference. What's your source of vit A? Beta carotene, palmitate, cod liver oil?


In Topic: Acne, Vacation In 1 Month, Pissing Me Off

30 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

Teenage years are prime time for acne due to your hormones. What are your diet and topical regimen like? Are you taking any other supplements?

 

And what specific kind of Vit A are you taking? 50,000IU may be a little high IMO, with potential toxicity and adverse side effects due to it being fat soluble. Just make sure you do your research. There are other threads here with loads of information and different opinions on megadosing vit A.

 

Normal diet, not much pop, NO candy, wash water in shower every day, 2x times, ending with cold water to close pores. I went down to 40,000 IU, It's toxic if I take 50-100 000 for several months, I'll stop or go down to 10,000 daily after 2-3 weeks, so I know if vitamin a actually helps.. Im so anxious, and sad.. acne ruins everything for me..

 

Hang in there. Good idea to drop dosage after a couple weeks. What specific kind of vit A are you taking? Cod liver oil, palmitate, beta carotene, etc.? And what brand?

 

Pores cannot open and close, so the cold water won't really do anything, but an ice cube would help reduce the inflammation.

 

What specifically is a "normal diet?" Give me specific foods that you do and do not eat most of the time.

 

Do you use any topical treatments at all? Moisturizers? Exfoliation? Toner?


In Topic: Oily Skin

30 June 2013 - 11:03 PM

I have seen anecdotal evidence on here that megadosing B5 and/or vitamin A can reduce or slow sebum production. That said, personally I would not advise doing either. I think I have also read that relatively high doses of MSM or niacinamide can also do that, though I can't seem to find the articles. Accutane shrinks the sebaceous glands and largely eliminates sebum production, but I wouldn't advise going that route either.

 

You can also look into DHT and androgens in the hormonal section and how they relate to sebum production and acne. Natural DHT inhibitors are saw palmetto, pygeum, EGCG, DIM, nettle, and pumpkin seed oil.


In Topic: Acne, Vacation In 1 Month, Pissing Me Off

30 June 2013 - 10:43 PM

Teenage years are prime time for acne due to your hormones. What are your diet and topical regimen like? Are you taking any other supplements?

 

And what specific kind of Vit A are you taking? 50,000IU may be a little high IMO, with potential toxicity and adverse side effects due to it being fat soluble. Just make sure you do your research. There are other threads here with loads of information and different opinions on megadosing vit A.