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  1. Hi all, I made a bunch of purchases on makingcosmetics.com here's what i got polysorbate-80 zinc oxide (micronized) powder zinc oxide powder colloidal oatmeal powder AS corn starch l-ascorbic acid powder magnesium ascorbyl phosphate powder niacinamide powder citric acid crystals liquid licorice extract Now, all these have different pH and combining them will result in some other pH. Where can i learn how to mix these ingredients properly, find out which ones don't mix well together, figure
  2. hope you didn't buy any walmart or walgreens. or any other cheap fish oil. you'll just make your acne worse.
  3. No. Zinc wouldn't be counterproductive. First of all, increasing your body's testosterone level isn't necessarily a bad thing for your skin. Testosterone is NOT your enemy. DHT is the problem (it is a metabolite of testosterone). The more hormonal imbalance or estrogen dominance you face, the more conversion there is to DHT from testosterone. Zinc counters this conversion.
  4. I break out from flaxseeds, soy, and dairy. I remember others mentioning that flaxseeds broke them out. It's not surprising considering that flaxseeds have a ridiculously high phytoestrogen content. Since i'm a guy, i'm staying the hell away from flaxseed oil. That stuff turns rancid very easily as well.
  5. First of all, fuck soy. Secondly, I still don't understand why the vast majority of the people who quit dairy choose to replace it with soy. Why soy? Seriously. Time and time again, i see people here replace milk with soy milk and have bad experiences with it. There are so many other substitutes like rice milk. Why not choose something "safer" first? For some reason, tons of people think that raw soy is some kind of health food.
  6. That's pretty crazy... That's an insanely high dose of biotin. Are you sure you don't mean 100mcg of biotin? If you mean 100mcg, then that's nothing. 1000mcg to 5000mcg (1mg to 5mg) of biotin is what you should be aiming for to fight hairloss. In parts of Europe, 15mg (15000mcg) of biotin is prescribed to fight hairloss. 100mg is way too high.
  7. Okay, so, for a bit more than a week, i've been taking the 5mg biotin, zinc gluconate (50mg elemental zinc), and 50mg P 5' P (active form of vitamin B6). It has helped already. the redness and the flakiness around my nose has diminished about 60 to 70 percent. it hasn't completely resolved the SD issue on my scalp, but it has helped. I'm not flaking as much. Next time, i'm gonna purchase these vitamins from Pure Encapsulations. I found that they have the least amount of fillers than all
  8. That's good. The other things you should try to get in order (if they aren't already) are reducing stress levels, eliminating sugar/controlling blood sugar and insulin spikes, and getting a good night's rest. How severe is your acne and how old are you?
  9. Just out of curiosity, which brand selenium are you using and at what dosage?
  10. There was a thread made on chia seeds not too long ago http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Chia-Seed-t186180.html I went through half a small bag of them before. There's something in the seeds that makes me all drowsy. I bought the Salba brand.
  11. Well, then, get on fish oil already. Have you looked for Carlson at the health food shops in your neighborhood yet? You're a guy right? If you are, then stop trying to get your omega 3s from oilseeds, nuts, and plant sources. I mentioned this a number of times on this forum already, but i'll say it again. Guys cannot readily convert the alpha linolenic acid from these non-animal sources to the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. If you'd like, read this study done by the Univ. of Southa
  12. jksl


    That's just terrible.
  13. Well, if there isn't much in the way of omega 3s in your diet from animal sources, i'd go with fish oil first. Avoid the cheap and dirty Walmart or Costco brands and buy some quality fish oil.
  14. Is there any good reason for why you can't do both?