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In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

Yesterday, 02:37 AM

I didn't get an initial breakout, and I think the type of magnesium and zinc you take is important, in my nighttime vitamins I mention the types. Vitamin d3 is important, but for sure the turning point for me was vitamin A. My back broke out again but it was due to letting sweat dry in on my body, I live in the tropics and for a few days in a row my back was getting soaked with sweat and was drying in before I could shower, once I stopped that happening my back healed again really quickly. I still wake up with some spots around my chin if I don't use BP, but they're tiny, not inflamed or the type that cause scarring, and they're gone after I have a shower. I now take 10,000iu vitamin A in the morning AND another 10,000 at night. Once my back is completely clear I'll drop down to 10,000 once per day. I really recommend you give vitamin A a try, it should be from fish oil, not the beta carotene type.

In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

08 June 2015 - 02:48 AM

Just thought I would leave an update, I added zinc to my regimen, didn't notice a great deal, then I added vitamin A, WOW, it's been two weeks and my skin is looking great, it seems like I've finally found MY 'cure' after 20 years, here's what I take...

Vitamin D3 - 5,000iu
Vitamin A - 10,000iu (fish liver oil based)
Vitamin C - 500mg
Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc - 1000mg/400mg/25mg (single multi pill)
Magnesium Citrate - 400mg
Zinc Gluconate - 25mg
Vitamin C - 500mg

And last week I had 2 days where I drank a LOT of beer, then the day after I lazed about eating pizza and didn't shower or use BP for 2 days, that would be a recipe for a bad breakout but I took these supplements and my skin actually improved further. 

Only 2 weeks, but this combo looks like it could be my 'the one'. 

I double take the zinc and magnesium because the forms of those minerals in the combined Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc pill are not the best forms, so I take them again later in the optimal forms, and they help me sleep well when I take them before bed. 

The vitamin A really made such a huge difference, but I think there's a synergistic effect happening with all that I'm taking. 

I've been around this forum a LONG time, I've suffered with acne for 2 decades, I've tried everything, I've seen so many threads from people saying they found their cure only for me to try it and it not to work, all I can say to everyone is don't give up, I HAD given up and was just living with using BP and accepting back acne, but finally, I think I've cracked it.

In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

15 May 2015 - 09:33 PM

Some improvement, but certainly not a cure for me, I'm going to add zinc starting today. 

Starting the magnesium instantly relieved my anxiety though, and the constipation I was experiencing since starting D3, also I sleep better.

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.