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In Topic: Gave Up All Hope (Nothing Is Working!)

28 March 2015 - 02:57 PM

Head and shoulders classic is indeed pretty good for body acne.

Have you tried supplementing with vitamin d3? Take 1000iu of vitamin d3 per 25lbs of body weight. Take every morning when you wake up. If it works for you, within a week you should start to notice no new or dramatically less new active pimples, and a massive calming or complete end to inflammation and an acceleration of healing.


If you start taking d3 and you notice any anxiety, muscle twitches, or more difficulty having a bowel movement, start taking 600mg of magnesium every night before bed. 

In Topic: Help - Anabolic Steroids Induced Acne Fulminans

28 March 2015 - 02:41 PM

Crazy cycle, and for someone so light too. Those orals were run for far too long.

In Topic: Need Help Getting Rid Of Severe Back Acne. Warning: Pics

28 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

Have you tried a benzoyl peroxide soap and/or a zinc soap (head and shoulders for men is good anti-acne body soap)?


Using those soaps and also exfoliating your back well should help, exfoliating helped with my body acne, while in the shower, I would get a small towel and soak in in the hot water, then put it over the top of my back holding the towel at each end pulling it tight against my back, then scrape the towel across my entire back.


I would do that several times, making sure every part of my back was well trawled over to remove all dead skin and encourage new healthy skin growth. 


Your marks don't look inflamed or 'live', have all those marks been there a while then or are new ones like that still appearing?

In Topic: How Do I Get Rid Of This Shoulder Acne?!

28 March 2015 - 03:23 AM

All I can see is what looks like hypopigmented scars. They gradually fade over many many years but from what I know, there isn't an awful lot of particularly effective methods of getting rid of them. Derma rolling and ginger juice might help. There could be laser techniques I'm not aware of that work, I'm not certain of that though.

In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

28 March 2015 - 02:15 AM

I stopped all supplements and vitamins almost exactly a year ago.


I manage acne by applying 2.5% BP every few days and also washing every day with 10% BP soap. This keeps my face clear.


The 10% BP soap mostly keeps my body clear too, but not completely, and recently, my chest starting to break out a lot. 


So a week ago, being pretty certain that I have some degree of vitamin D deficiency, I started taking 5000iu per day.


Within days the inflammation on my chest stopped completely and is healing fast. Still a few new spots on my back though.


I noticed something else when I started taking vitamin D, mild anxiety.


I searched "vitamin d anxiety" and I find a few articles saying if you start taking vitamin D, and are deficient in magnesium, you may experience anxiety.


So I am for sure deficient in magnesium. 


Out of interest, I also googled "magnesium acne", and I find this thread and other writings like it.


I'm going to start taking 600mg per day and monitor the effect, not rush in to taking everything that helped the OP, just one thing at a time and monitor.


This combo seems promising though.