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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: Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids

05 September 2013 - 08:06 AM


QUOTE(anony12 @ Feb 24 2007, 02:36 PM) View Post
i used to have really oily skin until i started taking omega 3's as well. i started out with flax and have switched to fish oil since


flax does not have epa or dha which are potent acne fighters, plus it contains oleic acid(omega 9) and linoleic acid(omega 6) linoliec acid is really bad for acne.

fish oil is absolutely perfect for what our bodys need.


I read that flax oil has the perfect 3 to 6 omega ratio.   One of the more superior oils.  Is this not correct? ?