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  1. I haven't posted here in 3 years, so I thought I'd share what I've discovered through reading, research, personal experience/anecdote and testing. I really believe and hope this post will help some of you, or at least give rise to new perspectives and ideas. Anyway, as we know, an overproduction of sebum is the beginning of a chain of events that can lead to acne. We also know that diet can elevate insulin levels which can also cause an overproduction of sebum. So the question is, what diet is
  2. Hey man, just got an email about this comment (haven't been on here in almost 2 years)... When I used benzoyl peroxide cream before, even though I was relatively clear, my skin still looked unhealthy and dull in person. So I decided to go back on antibiotics and avoid using products on my skin. I've used erythromycin and doxycycline - both worked really well. In fact my skin is the clearest it's ever been in a long long time. The only problem of course is that once I stop taking this stuff, my
  3. Hey, the vaseline I bought says "moisture locking", "accelerates dry skin's ability to restore itself" etc. It definitely feels moisturising for me. I have no idea how it deals with scars, but I have a huge decrease in redness compared to when I was using Benzoyl Peroxide every day. My skin back then would be clear, but still look "off" because of the redness/inflammation Though I don't think the moisturiser I'm using is what was the key here (I just bought that one because it was cheap and on
  4. I'm posting this for those of you on here who have either had: 1) no success with the regimen. 2) had success with the regimen, but do not like the quality of your skin, or still have redness/inflammation, and so on. 3) had success with the regimen, but do not like the idea of using BP in the long term, even inspite of there being no "evidence" to suggest that long term use may be harmful. My experience with the regimen -It got me 95-100% clear of acne, which is better than <50%, but I s
  5. When I'm ill, my skin tends to feel calmer. Though this could be what I do differently as a result of being ill
  6. She means that you come across as passive-aggressive and arrogant in most of your posts. But since you come across as you already know-it-all, that your opinions are facts, and that your diet is spot on, then there are obviously no further dietary changes that you could possibly make in order to lighten up your mood, since you already have that area optimised. I don't really see the potential puzzlement there.
  7. I eat bread made from soy and drink soy milk. Skin has been better than ever.
  8. I feel great now. Back at uni and a new friend said that he didn't notice anything wrong with my skin. He didn't believe that I'd had acne problems in the past. Yet in August I had pretty bad skin. Only thing is I have to be strict with what I do.
  9. If it wasn't for the occasional serving of chicken/fish, my diet would be vegan. I don't see any health benefits in removing this though
  10. hey how's it going, thanks. I wish other people thought so too. Welcome to the threads & thanks for replying. I just took a look at your pics and I literally can't see anything wrong with your skin!?
  11. Still, what I said about GI is relevant. If the GI becomes irrelevant in a non-fasted state or if you're combining fats/proteins with your carbs, then it also shows that the overall glycemic impact in most cases is going to be normalised. Unless you eat a bag of sugar when you wake up Where is this evidence, and why hasn't it been posted on national health sites? Surely those are the first places that things like this would go. Or did you read these things on an article lol? Yes and no. Of the
  12. Plenty of evidence on sugar impacting factors that (debate-ably) lead to acne, but not evidence about acne from sugar itself-- otherwise they'd have been published on sites like the NHS etc. I'm sure most people have no problems with sugar (in terms of acne)-- otherwise a genuine link would've been discovered by now (it's been at least 75 years). And if it's the minority who have this problem (which it seems to be...the genetically predisposed etc.), then it'll always be ruled out as an anomaly
  13. It is about the glycemic impact of your meals. And it is a problem for you and every other human being. Right - excessively high blood sugar levels over a period of time is a risk factor for diabetes and general health. But of those who are concerned about getting acne from consuming sugar, the majority have nothing to worry about. That's why there won't be any decent scientific evidence for it- because it's only the people in the minority who are affected by it (me included).
  14. I think sugar is a factor for me too. But I think it's eating too much sugar in a short period of time that's the problem. This is typically easiest to do when you eat junk/sweets/chocolate. I only ever break out from sugar if I eat a huge pack of sweets/chocolate lol. A lot of gluten-free foods have more sugar the the non gluten-free ones, but they don't cause me any problems (because the sugar content is still much lower when compared with sweets etc.), so that's why I think it's more about ho