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JoeBloggs

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In Topic: What Is Causing Our Skin To Be Constantly Clogged?

07 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

I would say the main reason is an abnormal skin shedding process as tunnelvisionary mentioned. Our abnormal skin shedding process, I believe is a genetic thing and it basically means our pores are more supsceptible to becoming clogged due to a messed up keratinization process in our skin.

I believe that this abnormal skin shedding is basically the root of all our acne, unfortunately since it seems to be genetic the best thing we can do is find workarounds.

For example, we can get rid of the bacteria using chemicals such as BP which will help slightly but it doesnt address our skin shedding issues.

We can eat an anti inflammatory diet, and avoid foods that we are intolerant to, so that our skin wont get to the stage where the clogged pores become actual acne zits due to inflammation etc.

But at the end of the day, if our skin shedding process was normal, those other things would not matter because our pores would not become clogged in the first place and all the high inflammatory foods, or acne bacteria in the world wouldnt cause acne since there would be no clogged pores to advance into acne.

Thats the reason why some people can have super oily faces and not get any acne at all, even all that oil on their face might seem to make them more susceptible to acne, the fact they have a normal skin shedding process means the oil is pretty much harmless on thier skin.

Its also the reason some people can have the shittest diets in the world, highly inflammatory diets, eating foods they cant tolerate, but because their pores arent clogged in the first place, they dont get acne, instead they get other diseases that manifest themselves in many different ways (but not acne).

Its also the reason why some people could walk around rolling their faces in mud, dirt, oil and all types of other unclean shit yet not develop a single spot, simply because their skin shedding process is normal so they dont have to worry about that shit fucking up their pores.

Now if someone with an abnormal skin shedding process like us, did all those things I mentioned above, then our faces would be acne central simply because we are prone to acne due to our shitty skin shedding process.

Products like AHA+ and Finacea help with normalizing keratization but only to a certain degree.......

That is my take on it.....I dont know how acurate it is, but it makes sense to me.

In Topic: After reading Sweetjade and a dozen of veteran members... I figured why acne...

14 June 2011 - 07:14 AM

Thanks im definately interested in it now, I'll do some research around the boards

EDIT: Cheers Lima I'll check that out

In Topic: After reading Sweetjade and a dozen of veteran members... I figured why acne...

14 June 2011 - 06:58 AM

QUOTE (GreenEyes33 @ Jun 14 2011, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JoeBloggs @ Jun 14 2011, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used to eat shitloads of sweets as a kid, I mean I was addicted to sweets always buying them with my pocket money and eating loads of them, I never gained weight so I never thought of it as a problem.

But I genuinely feel that all the sweets I ate as a kid fucked up my carbohydrate digestion/insulin response when I hit puberty. I feel that if I had never eaten so many sweets as a kid I wouldnt have half the skin problems Ive had as an adult.

My basis for this is that whenever I go on a low carb diet my skin clears up like hell (as long as I avoid foods I know Im intolerant to aswell).....In fact, every single time Ive gone low or no carb for a few days my skin clears like magic.

Its absolutely incredible how effective it is, yet its impossible for me to sustain due to my sport. Ive tried training on a low carb diet but I literally feel like death, I know that my body will eventually get used to using fats as its main source of energy but unfortunately the type of sport I do uses carbohydrates and glycogen as its main source of energy (around 70% anaerobic)

So basically for me its a question of having clear skin but giving up my passion, keep my passion but have to deal with acne.

I just wish my body could handle carbs better


I don't think you necessarily need to be anti-carbs, but maybe lower carbs. If you're an elite athlete then you absolutely do need carbs. Since you don't give much background, have you tried whole grain carbs? It's the processed, sugary junk that is really bad. What about potatoes, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and brown rice? I admit I eat them regularly, and they don't bother me at all (other than the whole wheat carbs because I am gluten intolerant).

Have you seen sugar: the bitter truth? It's a youtube lecture. It's really good! He talks about elite athletes and their biochemical needs in there, I don't remember exactly what he said but you should watch it and it might help a bit. It's 1.5 hours long, but really interesting.

You seem to have a good understanding of things, so my reply probably isn't helpful, but good luck!


I dont eat any refined carbs or high GI carbs whatsoever, the 3 main carb sources I basically live off are quinoa, new potatoes and brown rice, which are all low GI. I also eat quite alot of sweet potatoes at times, and sweet potatoes seem to never break me out, even if I eat loads of them, but its too easy to put on weight with sweet potatoes so I avoid them generally.

Yeah I think Ive had a brief look at that youtube lecture once before but I'll definately check it out and have a closer look at the athletic part.

QUOTE (uncle buck)
Have you tried fasting? A few short 3 day fasts could help your insulin response a great deal. I've done a 3 day fast before but it was a long time ago, felt great for weeks though on my shitty carb diet (back when I thought carbs were good).


No I havent, to be honest Ive never really been too keen on anything to do with fasting, but im currently on a week or so rest from training and now would be the perfect time to try I guess...can you tell me more about fasting and how it helps?

In Topic: After reading Sweetjade and a dozen of veteran members... I figured why acne...

14 June 2011 - 06:07 AM

I used to eat shitloads of sweets as a kid, I mean I was addicted to sweets always buying them with my pocket money and eating loads of them, I never gained weight so I never thought of it as a problem.

But I genuinely feel that all the sweets I ate as a kid fucked up my carbohydrate digestion/insulin response when I hit puberty. I feel that if I had never eaten so many sweets as a kid I wouldnt have half the skin problems Ive had as an adult.

My basis for this is that whenever I go on a low carb diet my skin clears up like hell (as long as I avoid foods I know Im intolerant to aswell).....In fact, every single time Ive gone low or no carb for a few days my skin clears like magic.

Its absolutely incredible how effective it is, yet its impossible for me to sustain due to my sport. Ive tried training on a low carb diet but I literally feel like death, I know that my body will eventually get used to using fats as its main source of energy but unfortunately the type of sport I do uses carbohydrates and glycogen as its main source of energy (around 70% anaerobic)

So basically for me its a question of having clear skin but giving up my passion, keep my passion but have to deal with acne.

I just wish my body could handle carbs better


In Topic: Has anyone ever got Rosacea from nasal steroids?

27 April 2011 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (Oil King @ Apr 28 2011, 04:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The inflammation of my nostrils in the image above is a result of the over-use of steroid nasal spray. The other rashes on my face are from topical steroid usage - I didn't apply any topical steroids to my nasal area (Yes, I went steroid crazy for a bit). It took about 4-5 months post nasal spray usage for the nasal rashes to clear up for good.


Glad to hear it cleared up after you stopped using it! Its also a relief to know that the nasal spray didnt spread to the cheeks or anything