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About me: I'm a 24 y/o male and have had moderate acne since I was 15. I have been able to rapidly get rid of my facial acne solely by changing my diet and taking certain supplements. Here they are in order of efficacy:

1) Absolutely, positively, no dairy. After a month there was a noticeable improvement, and after 3 months there was huge, huge improvement. Breaking this rule occasionally with very small doses of dairy doesn't make a noticeable difference. However, one slice of pizza is enough to cause some breaking out the following day.

2) Zinc picolinate, 75 mg daily (one or two 50mg pills alternating). I think zinc's effect on the immune system is what mediates its effect on acne. Might try to reduce this to 50mg/day at some point. 50mg was the original dose but before I instituted the no-dairy rule, bumping it up to 75mg did make a difference.

3) L-lysine, 500 mg daily (one pill). Required for synthesis of collagen.

I take some other supplements too but when the zinc and the lysine run out I start to see some inflammation.

Strangely, while I have had no new facial zits while following this regime, there are still some persisting on my back and shoulders. Those might have a different underlying cause.

Hope some of this info is helpful. The key here is patience; you need to eliminate dairy from your diet for at least a month before you see improvement.

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Good to hear! How long did this take for you to clear up? And also, did you ever find that masturbation affects your acne?

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Good to hear! How long did this take for you to clear up? And also, did you ever find that masturbation affects your acne?

It took about 4 months for new zits to stop appearing completely. It also helps to aggressively pop and drain any ones that appear with whiteheads (with rubbing alcohol and a needle). Before I started draining them, they'd get gigantic and persist for weeks.

Neither masturbation nor sex nor differing levels of exercise (running daily vs sedentary for months) ever affected my acne.

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