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An ongoing research experiment in the cure for my acne condition

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Hello, This blog will follow what I try to do to finally rid myself of acne. I am a 29 year old guy that has dealt with mild acne since age 13. Some background information about me and the certain condition(s) I have: 1. Naturally very oily skin, forehead to chin. However, this will overy dry out (very flakey) with just a single hot shower. 2. Noted food allergies to tomatoes. I constantly ate pizza and every kind of Italian food with tomato sauce, until the doctors did a blood test for allergies. Interestingly enough I had clearer skin when eating whatever I liked. 3. Lactose intolerant with milk. Cheese seems to be okay. I still avoid as much dairy as possible. Cheese slices on sandwhiches are fine. 4. The current acne condition would be considered mild, I believe, with currently 20 spots around the face... mainly around the mouth, chin, jawline and front of neck. Most are healing dark marks (scars?) and ther are maybe 3 or 4 active whiteheads. Tons of black heads on nose and cheeks. Seems like ever single pore is a blackhead in those areas. Things I have tried in the past: Medical, Natural and Mechanical: Medical - Proactive, clindamycin, anti-biotics, retin-a., B.P., Salysylic acid, Glycolic acid, Cetaphil antibacterial soap ( .3% Triclosan) Natural- Multivitamins, diet, exercise, digestive enzymes, pro-biotics. Mechanical - Washcloth with and without cleasner, shaving different interval of days ( from every night to once a week), olay cleansing brush. Using electic face shaver (no real results). Current condition: Highly stressed along with the stress of breaking out already. About 4 or 5 active spots with about 20 deep red spots that are prone to re-flairing. Current process: *spot treatment includes using Clindamycin gel and BP on the pimple. *Cleansing every night with Purpose ( on day 2 of using it ) in conjunction with the Olay electric brush. Seems great. *Taking a digestive enzyme pill with every meal and a probiotic pill two times a day. *Increased fiber intake to 25 -30 g per day. *Taking Zinc Chelate (30 mg), Vit. : A (8000 iu), C, D (5000 iu), E (400 iu). ALA, Chromium (350 mcg), Glucosamine. *Alcohol wipe down cell phone every night. *Change pillow case every night. Current theories: * Stress * Hormones * Food intolerances * Vitamin deficiencies ( Mainly potassium I am very low on with my current diet ).

Falc0n22

Falc0n22

04/15/2011

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