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linpasta posted a topic in General acne discussionHey, I just to get some personal feedback and experience for those who have taken zinc for their acne? I am currently looking for ways to help with my scars and get rid of those little bumps that take forever to go away. Anyway, please share, thank you Below is my current regime: Morning -Wash face a gentle cleanser by my derm (I lather the gel and pat on my face using the palms and then using my fingertips on those confined areas.) -Soak Epsom salt with water and spread the mixture all over my face, as gentle as possible. Leave it for 20mins-40mins then rinse.* -Moisturize with Aloe Vera Gel if needed. Afternoon -Splash face with lukewarm water and then cold if skin feels oily. -Drink green tea (3-5cups) Night -Wash face a gentle cleanser by my derm (I lather the gel and pat on my face using the palms and then using my fingertips on those confined areas.) -Soak Epsom salt with water and spread the mixture all over my face, as gentle as possible. Leave it for 20mins-40mins then rinse.* -Moisturize with Aloe Vera Gel if needed. -Treat with BP 5% on troubled areas On top of these, I also make sure I have a healthy diet by cutting off sugar, caffeine, dairy, fried food etc. Results: Light acne, I mostly get those tiny bumps during the time of the month I believe they are called comedonal acne. They are those not inflamed acne that take days to go away! *depends on my skin condition but I'll use epsom salt at least once a day because it helps to calm the redness so much and my skin feels so clean and brighter after it. Attached files are photos of my current condition, as you can see I have scars left from 3 years of battle with moderate acne. I looked like I got kidnapped in it. lol.
ntweeter posted a topic in General acne discussionhey guys! so i recently ordered some zinc supplements from amazon, and the type i bought is good 'n natural's zinc for acne: high potency formula.reading the supplement facts on the back, it says that one serving size of the zinc is 50mg (achieved by taking two 25mg pills). the type of zinc used in these particular pills is zinc gluconate. QUESTIONS: i was wondering how i should actually take the two pills... should i just start taking one 25mg pill at night after dinner for several days and then incorporate the second 25mg pill in the morning after breakfast? or can i just take the two pills at once after dinner? i'd just like to know if HOW i take them will make a difference. on a side note, this particular brand of zinc pills also contains vitamin B-6. taking two pills would bring the B-6 amount to 20mg. i've read in multiple forums and articles that some B-6 can be helpful for acne, while higher amounts can actually have the opposite effect and can cause more acne. so is 20mg of B-6 a day considered to be high? also, if anyone needs or wants to know, i am an 18 year old girl who has dealt with acne since i was around 11 or 12. i have mild to moderate acne (with combination skin), which fluctuates throughout the month, but my skin is never actually clear. i use neutrogena's acne stress control daily scrub before i use clinique's 3 step system for combination/oily skin (i only use the face wash and moisturizer from clinique though; i use neutrogena's acne stress control toner as a substitute for clinique's toner). i'm hoping that this skin regimen combined with these zinc pills will be beneficial for my skin and that they'll help get my skin clear and as always, any replies are greatly appreciated! thanks in advance!