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nikkimixam

Member Since 11 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 31 2013 09:56 PM

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In Topic: Acne Prone Skin/sebum Deficient In Linoleic Acid, Possible Topical Solution

11 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

Another way to boost ceramides in the skin, in this article primarily about gut flora but includes info on topical probiotic use:

Streptococcus thermophilus, a species found in most yogurts, can increase ceramide production when applied to the skin for 7 days as a cream [58]. This work, which has since been replicated [59,60], is of relevance to acne, particularly when considering that some of the ceramide sphingolipids, most notably phytosphingosine (PS), provide both antimicrobial activity againstPropionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and direct anti-inflammatory activity [61]. Sphingolipids have been noted to be low in acne [62], and the seasonal loss of ceramides may be a driving force behind much higher dermatological office visits for acne during winter months [63]. Indeed, topical application of 0.2% PS reduced papules and pustules by 89% in a recent 2-month pilot study [61].

http://www.ncbi.nlm....63/?tool=pubmed

is  there a  specific  brand of  yogurt  you  recommend?

In Topic: Things That Are Different In Acne Prone Skin: The Differences Between Us And...

11 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

I  was  using  grapeseed  oil  for a  couple of  weeks  and  felt  as if it  were  making  my  skin  more  dry,  yet  giving  me  small  whiteheads  that I  never  usually  get.  what  explains  this? I  was  using  the  Napa  valley  organics  from  whole  foods  as  well.

In Topic: Candida Diet Helped My Acne

23 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Just wanted to post this because it might help someone.. I've been struggling with bad skin for 2-3 years and nothing has worked. Recently started taking Estelle birth control for acne which didn't help me much, I was still suffering with break outs all along my jawline an chin and couldn't work out why. I saw an article on candida being linked to acne so I tried the candida diet which I've been doing for two weeks and have noticed a big difference in my skin. First four days were hard adjusting to eating no yeast, wheat, dairy or sugar but it became easier. Initially I broke out because of the diet change but now at week two I've only got one new pimple on my chin which is a massive improvement. I haven't been super strict on the diet I've had small things here an there that are forbidden but so far it's working! Hopefully this helps someone :)


This way of eating has helped me too! I've been terrible these past fewdays and my skin has been paying for it!! May I ask if you are taking any supplements? What are you using topically?

In Topic: My Case History Showing The Relationship Between Acne And High Blood Sugar Foods

20 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

I've started taking 400 mcg of chromium,  but I do every other day.  Not sure if this has had an effect yet as its only been about a week.  I know my skin Was cclearing up beautifully a few weeks ago when I was eating very low carbs.  Then comes birthday after birthday and I end up going out,  drinking and eating all sorts of junk.  Very next day,  two cystic zits and a bunch of other ones!! Because I ate/drank so many different things,  its hard to tell if I broke out because my blood sugar spiked or because of a food sensitivity.   I did take chromium  the day I went out and went crazy on my diet so idk... but congratulations! !

In Topic: Anyone Else Doing Low Candida Diet?

16 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

Started a blog instead:)