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  1. Instead of killing you all with a wall a text, I'll summarise my experience just brief enough to get my points across: 1. It DOES WORK - for me at least. (in conjunction with drinking plenty-o-water. limiting sugar (for dental reasons) and cutting out dairy if possible.) 2. I wash my face at night with warm water, towel face quickly to prevent the over-drying of the face. In the morning I just wipe face gently with a hot face cloth. It helps to stop excessive drying but keeps you feeling refre
  2. For those in the US having difficult obtaining Ibuprofen gel, you can have look a Voltaren Gel which is based on Diclofenac, a more potent drug than Ibuprofen (Same class of drug). I think Voltarol 1% (UK branding of Voltaren) might be a bit stronger in anti-inflammatory effect than 5% Ibuprofen, so it's worth a try asking for it in a pharmacy if ibuprofen doesn't work out for you. My gut reaction tells me that topical NSAID will might just work as an On-the-Spot treatment. Salicylic acid work
  3. Yes, practically all the cleansers you can find.
  4. NB: I've posted a thread on this before but it was in the wrong section of the forum. I think it better belongs in here. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal...=1&SRETRY=0 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=16885551 http://www.freshpatents.com/Surfactant-pre...20080027009.php ------------------ To save you from reading through them, I'll just briefly summarise whats been put forward in the studies: 1. Cleansers contain surfactants (particularly the anionic ones like s
  5. why thank you!!!haha my opinions are based even on scientists opinions as well as my own observations. Although i wouldnt expect you to take my word for it, as language is merely a map for reality, and not the reality itself, for you to take an absolute position before understanding it or evaluating it or investigating its possible truthfullness, would only be a detriment to yourself. Criticize the idea, but with reason not with ridicule. Rip it apart as perhaps, it could be wrong per
  6. Ya PLEASE let me know how it goes i'm really considering it...and i'm really chicken:( are you a girl? do you wear make up? it's not likely to get any believable result in few days. Months maybe, but not days.
  7. I've noticed that too. Now, when I used to wash my face religiously with cleanser and medicate, I always miss out my chin and the edges of my face due to the way I lather my face. While these areas are not completely ACNE free, they seldom get any problematic acne (just little zits that comes every once in a while). My acne/redmark distribution follows a pattern of appearing in places I washed/medicated excessively. Consider my mum never really had acne (she has THE perfect complexion and sti
  8. 27thof November: Week 5? I've been having a breakout across the face (many many small ziys) which I'm quite certain that it's been caused by crappy sleep pattern (4-5am). I'm on my way to rectify that. Face is flakey. I've went as long as not washing my face for 4 or 5 days, then snapping back washing once at night. Face is not really dry but you do get to see the flakes. I've noticed one thing, my face tends to get VERY flakey when I don't get enough sleep or being generally stressed out. J
  9. Sitting down all day affects circulation. One thing I've noticed after I started to pickup badminton again, apart from feeling so much better after sweating up a bucketful, is the persistent boils on my leg flaring-up less often. Not exercising also decreases the insulin sensitivity, and that's been associated with acne.
  10. I think you guys are missing out on the point of the post. SLS stops the enzyme that controls desquamation which is the shedding of the skin. This is not good because it promotes the build up of dead-skin and that may causes acne. I couldn't find the journal, but one mentioned that this is the case with many commercial available surfactants (it's not limited to SLS) so there are rationales the cleaning with water (or not cleaning the face at all) is the way to go.
  11. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal...=1&SRETRY=0 It seems like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (and most surfactants) can deactive the enzymes responsible for desquamation (slothing of skin).
  12. Count me in for this regimen. I've been washing my face only at night for about 2 weeks now. ACNE is reverting to pre-accutane stage with more frequent breakouts and huge pus-filled cyst/nodules on to the right of my right eye (between forehead and the cheeks). Fingers crossed for the absolute best.
  13. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1871623...Pubmed_RVDocSum Acne is not associated with yet-uncultured bacteria. Bek-Thomsen M, Lomholt HB, Kilian M. Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, The Bartholin Building, Wilhelm Meyer's Allé 1240, Aarhus University, Aarhus C DK-8000, Denmark. Current clinical and microbiological information on acne fails to demonstrate a clear association between particular species, including Propionibacterium acnes, and disease, and the disease continue
  14. Dad had acne until his mid twenties, but he never had those big nodules/cysts me and and sister have. I suspect it might be the topicals we've used. Mum's one of those with nice complexion and rarely had problems.