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  1. My wish for you is that one day soon you realize that you are whole and complete, and your scar has nothing to do with that. Nothing is missing from you. Your scar has nothing to do with the soul you carry, the value you bring to the world, the potential you have within you, and life you can have. I wish you well on your journey to fix your scar, but I hope the path runs parallel to the one that heals your heart.
  2. Hi Justin, Based on your post I fear that in trying to heal your acne through diet alone you're close to developing an eating disorder. You should NOT have to think so hard about what you eat. Food can play a part in your skin, yes, but rarely is it the only factor. Some general guidelines: There is NO single food that will cause or cure acne. Period. The only reason any one food would cause your acne is if you have an allergy or sensitivity to that food, so it is a very individual thing. S
  3. There is an emerging new field called psychodermatology. They look into the question "does acne cause depression, or does depression cause acne?" It's very fascinating stuff. A few studies have followed a number of people who had acne as well as clinical signs of depression. They found those who were treated for ONLY for acne, while having improvements in their skin, showed no signs of improvement for their depression. (Meaning if you're someone who thinks "I'll feel better when my skin looks be
  4. Did you try the oils? I'd be willing to bet your lipid (oil) layer is compromised and needs repair. Drinking water is important, yes - but if your skin's lipid layer is compromised, water will just evaporate through your skin. Your skin's ability to retain water depends on that layer. Aloe won't help much with that, as there aren't any oils in aloe. Try 5-6 drops of jojoba as your moisturizer.
  5. "1. If acne started at the pore then why aren't cleansers and soaps clearing the dead cells? We should agree that people who have acne take more effort to do deep pore cleansing than others. If necessary I'm sure we will even scrub our faces every hour to clear the dead cells. " Cleansers don't penetrate pores. They remove surface oil and dirt. The initial trigger happens deep inside a pore. All breakouts, regardless if it's a small whitehead pimple, a black head or cystic acne - start with s
  6. No, that is not how it works. Acne is not the result of the body pushing things out through the skin. What is inside an acneic pore did not start off "inside the body", so it is not being eliminated through the skin. An acne cyst starts with dead skin cells and oxidized oil - which originated in the pore. When those things block the opening of your pore, bacteria, which live in your skin, start to multiply because it is a prime environment. All this causes an infection, which causes inflamma
  7. wht do u mean more proteins n fats? what food exactly would tht be? isnt hving humoss, chicken at times enough? i also dnt wanna get fat n tbh trying to loose some of it too idk its nt bad i think bt i wish it was better n faster well idk how am i supposed to nt hv stress with this face, stress will stop when face will stop being shitty n i dnt rly believe in whole stress thing tbh, we r meant to stress n deal with it bcs stress is everywhere in nature, its just like how it is, we shouldnt
  8. The skin is not an eliminatory organ in this manner. It's role in the excretory system is minimal and passive. "Toxins" and germs are never excreted through the skin. The only waste that is excreted through the skin is water, but the term waste in this sense is a normal byproduct of metabolic processes. Digestive problems can lead to problems with skin - but that is because digestive problems can cause systemic inflammation and hormonal imbalances. The one thing I would agree with is th
  9. It seems you're good on fruits and veggies, but it'd help to have more proteins and fats in there. Aim to have protein and fat in each meal. How is your digestive health? You don't have to go into detail - but if you have any troubles with things like IBS, constipation, stomach aches, etc - I say focus on healing those issues (not with meds though). Also, if you have a lot of stress in your life - that can cause a lot of problems with your whole body, including your skin. I'd look into stress
  10. What I mean by digestive stress is when any part of your digestive system is not functioning optimally. If you are sensitive or allergic to any foods, for example it can put stress on your digestive system. Scars are fibrous tissues resulting from the way excess collagen forms when it is sent to repair the wound. Skin cell growth has nothing to do with scars. As for recommendations. I'd first ask what your definition of "fine" is when it comes to your diet. That means different things to diff
  11. Bacteria can adjust to antibiotics, so if that is what you are using - yes, those can stop working over time. Occasionally skin can become sensitive to a product that is used repeatedly over long periods of time, and the sensitivity can lead to increased breakouts (ie the thing that was helping the breakouts, may now actually be causing them). Most often though, it's not so much that your skin becomes resistant to treatments, it's that the root of your acne problem is a moving target. There ar
  12. Bacteria can adjust to antibiotics, so if that is what you are using - yes, those can stop working over time. Occasionally skin can become sensitive to a product that is used repeatedly over long periods of time, and the sensitivity can lead to increased breakouts (ie the thing that was helping the breakouts, may now actually be causing them). Most often though, it's not so much that your skin becomes resistant to treatments, it's that the root of your acne problem is a moving target. There ar
  13. Benzoyl peroxide's main mechanism is to kill bacteria. If you only have black heads (not the red, inflamed pustules with acne), then bacteria isn't involved. I'd use something different. Try products that are made to help skin cell turn over, to prevent the pore from becoming blocked. Look for products with salicylic acid or retinols. Roc is a decent drug store brand that focuses on retinols. do u know abt tht purging everyone says here? mayb it was tht? its like it brings all shit from insid
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