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Member Since 13 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2014 02:48 PM

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In Topic: What To Do After The Caveman Regimen?

19 November 2014 - 02:50 PM

You should continue not impairing your skins ability to function by avoiding cleansers and topicals that alter PH and remove lipids.  The dead skin thing is irrelevant.

In Topic: Relation Between Exercise And Acne

19 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

It can help or hurt.  For one, it improves insulin sensitivity which improves hormone balance, inflammation & general health.  But some kinds of exercise can boost androgens involved in oily skin& acne formation. Plus many people consume more carbs & supplements to fuel their workouts and/or body building.


That said, being sedentary is bad for you. Period. We are supposed to move around. That doesn't necessarily require 'working out.'  also, working out a couple days a week doesn't make up for the days you spend being sedentary.

In Topic: Do You Think All Acne And Health In General Can Be Made Better?

22 September 2014 - 06:56 AM

Have you kept up a healthy diet and lifestyle throughout this or do you try for a bit, stress out and quit?

In Topic: Sebum Quality

19 September 2014 - 07:55 AM

Well, we see what happens, I will give it time this year to alter my bodys lipid profile, get rid of that ridiculous amount of oleic acid and fill in linoleic acid. I will report my findings in here.. BTW my skin can't hold moisture well, maybe that's too because I haven't consumed enough linoleic acid. Omega-3's don't do nothing to skins moisture holding ability, only linoleic acid has been found to cure it.
Oh and btw, does anyone know how tell tell if safflower oil is high in linoleic acid or oleic acid? I always order everything from iHerb but all the safflower oils in there are high oleic and life flo brands doesn't say which one it is, maybe they don't even know because they won't reply to my query?

napa valley Organics states it on the bottle.

In Topic: I Have Just Started A Predominantly Low Gi Diet And Simple Topical Treatment...

18 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

Hi Alternativista,
how does weather affect acne?

Hi, thanks for response, fallen off the low GI diet quite considerably, I find it very hard to stick to things for a decent amount of time. My skin isn't too crazy at the moe, I think stress, anxiety, hormones has a huge role to play in acne also weather changes,  

Just keep finding good things to eat. Eventually you will replace the junk.  And yes, weather and stress can affect.  
how does weather affect acne?

Humidity tends to make skin oilier.  And there tends to be a reduction in ceramides in winter which weakens skin making it more sensitive.  There are probably others.  And seasons I.e. Less vitamin d production in winter.