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Everything posted by CWtheGreat

  1. Anytime I work out, my acne gets really bad. I've even gone out of my way to take a shower immediately after working out so I don't have sweat on my face. I do not take any sort of protein/creatine/supplements/steroids when I work out. I've experimented time and time again and every single time, working out causes my acne, I'm now 100% sure of it. I'm taking zinc and I have a very controlled diet. If I don't work out but do everything else in my regimen, I'm clear. When I add weight-lifting to t
  2. Stay away from Top Ramen. Go check the ingredients, it has added lactose in it. That is what is probably causing you to break out.
  3. Just a thought: When I started taking Fish Oil capsules and other Omega Oil supplements, areas around my nose got a lot more greasier. I'm not exactly sure if it was from the supplements (I have since stopped taking them but I still have oily skin on my nose area). Try it out, it gives your skin a nice glow to it and may help with the dry flaky-ness.
  4. Right, but don't you think this "solution" is a little extreme? Have the people who actually tried this piss try other solutions such as cutting dairy and refined sugars, taking supplements (Zinc, Fish Oil, Vitamin B5), exercise, etc?
  5. People are seriously trying to claim that piss helps acne?
  6. This has been a "big" problem for me. I used to work out a few years ago, but that was when my skin was bad anyways. Now, I'm more conscious of acne so I don't work out because it seems to break me out. I'm actually going to start working out again now that school is out and I'll report my results. I'm able to stay clear if I follow my diet and not get all stressed out. We'll see how it goes.
  7. Rice, pasta, bread, chicken, red meats (steak, beef), vegetables, fruits, beans, eggs. Avoid candy, cake, sweets, foods with added sugar. If you care about getting clear, you can will yourself not to eat sugary foods.
  8. Alright, question Databased: I've decided to go on the Zinc regimen to see if it can finally push me over the edge to completely clear skin. I ordered some of that Now Brand Zinc Picolinate and my question is this: I generally eat a big meal at night before I go to sleep. Because I have cut dairy out of my diet, I always take two calcium tablets. I generally take them with my meals. When exactly should I take the Zinc? I'm planning on taking 50mg a day (1 pill). Thanks in advance.
  9. "Most" people on the board say anything over 100 mg and you should take copper. I think it would be a good idea to take some copper from time to time, maybe 1-2 mg with the dosage of Zinc that you are taking (30mg). The thing to remember is that copper is basically a trace element and not a lot is needed. So again, 1-2mg of copper should be fine with the amount of Zinc that you are taking.
  10. Cheerios - Should be fine except for maybe the sugar in it (yes Cheerios have sugar in them) pancakes w syrup (haven't been eating lately because of sugar in syrup) - Pancakes are often made with buttermilk and have dairy products in them. If dairy gives you breakouts, you have to avoid this. Black eyed peas - They should be fine popcorn - Buttered popcorn? I would avoid this. oatmeal - Shouldn't be an issue. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches _ Some people claim to break out from peanut butter.
  11. I know sugar from candy breaks me out (I remember eating Sour Patch Kids candy and breaking out like crazy) but sugar from fruits like bananas and apples doesn't have any bad effects on my skin. What exactly is the difference between the two? Anyways, my other question is this. Yesterday, I ate some Oscar Meyer Turkey that comes in the little packages and noticed that it in the ingredients information it has "2% or less of sugar" contained in it. Exactly what kind of sugar is this and would thi
  12. Protein shakes WILL increase acne especially if you get acne because of dairy (whey, casein, milk derivatives).
  13. Question: Which form of Zinc supplement is better to take, Zinc Gluconate or Zinc Picolinate? I was going to buy this: http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp..._sku=sku3846744 But was told this is better: http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Zinc-Picoli...psules/878?at=0 The price difference isn't that big but being a broke college student, I'd like to spend the least as long as I get the same results. Can someone fill me in? Thanks.
  14. I was thinking about this the other day. For me, I'd pick a really discreet location like my underarms. What would you choose?
  15. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa boiii, you can do it! We can do it! Yes we can! Anyways, EVERYONE here can relate. We all know how you feel. Just remember than in life, there will always be people who have it better off than you and there will always be people who have it worse off than you. Focus on YOU, focus on yourself. There are people starving in other countries, there are innocent kids dying in wars. There are kids who have no legs, no arms, no sight, no hearing, no touch, no voice. There are p
  16. It really breaks my heart when I hear stories like this and makes me realize how much of a little ***** I am at times when I freak out about 3-4 new pimples when there are people who have it way worse than I do. I think we all share your pain, TC, acne is the devil!
  17. Guys, the thing you have to understand is this: There isn't a single acne products (creams, lotions, 3-step programs, accutane, pills, etc.) that will CURE you of acne. All of these creams such as Dan's, Proactiv, Murad's, do not actually PREVENT acne. Actually, to some degree, they may prevent new breakouts. However, acne is a complex skin condtion, it goes way beyond cleansing. To the TC, none of these products you read about on this website are going to rid you of your acne for good.
  18. I agree with Tdot, freaking dairy is evil. Make sure you take calcium supplements if you cut dairy out.
  19. That's not true then wouldn't you have commited suicide already? I know acne sucks but not enough to end your life for. Well, not yet.....And I know you're probably right but ehhh.
  20. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Seriously, even when I think I've beaten acne, this #^@& keeps creeping back on me. So, let's see.... I'm 20 years old (21 in a month). I've had acne since I was probably 14-15 years old. I've literally changed my LIFE to combat acne and for the most part I "had" it under control. Let's take a look at all the sacrifices I've made: -I eat the same $&@# everyday to "avoid" acne. I don't eat: Dairy, fried foods, anything with dai