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  1. What Are the Best Foods for People with Acne?

    The dermatological community still does not know whether diet impacts acne. However, some initial studies have shown that certain foods might possibly be better for acne than others. These foods include: Low-glycemic foods High-antioxidant foods Foods high in zinc Foods rich in omega-3 fats Low Glycemic Foods The glycemic load is a measurement scientists use to determine whether a food will cause an increase in the amount of sugar in your blood. High-glycemic load foods cause a lot of sugar in...
  2. I've been suffering from folliculitis and/or staph infections for years in my scalp and beard. It has been on and off, but so has my zinc intake (more on that later). Doctors had trouble diagnosing exactly what was going on but I can describe it. Painful, itchy, and/or burning. Bulging oozing whiteheads that I would scratch off (didn't have to pop like typical pimples, they were usually very soft and on the surface and ready to go). They would come back either white, or yellow or gree
  3. Can Topical Zinc Improve Acne?

    Zinc is an essential micronutrient in our bodies. The human body contains around 2-3 g of zinc, which equates to about half of a teaspoon, most of which is found in muscle and bone. However, zinc is important for all parts of the body, including the skin. In the skin, zinc deficiency may lead to the development of acne as well as some other skin disorders. This has led scientists to wonder whether topical zinc might...
  4. hello hello, I have been reading these forums for YEARS and have just recently felt confident enough to share my own success with certain products. when I was 23 my chin exploded in painful red cysts that refused to dissipate. it was shit. after lots of research and blood tests it turns out that I, like tons of women, am estrogen dominant. I started acupuncture and taking supplements for my imbalance. After three months, I do not have any more cysts. This is what I take: Margarite pills (plum
  5. ★★REAL Causes of ACIDOSIS & HEARTBURN★★ Hyperacidity, also called acidosis, is known as the main cause of HEARTBURN, which is a BURNING SENSATION in the esophagus. Esophagus is the foodpipe that connects the throat with the stomach. Oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes, chillies, peppers, mustard, other spices, wine, beer, other alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee, carbonated beverages and many other foods and drinks have been blamed by doctors, medical scientists and nutr
  6. I have changed my diet (removed dairy and gluten), i drink plenty of water everyday, started taking enteragam for my ibs, exercise regularly, and i soon hope to start evening primrose oil for hormonal balance. I wash with a mild cleanser and use apple cider vinegar as a toner. Would zinc benefit my acne? If it helps, I had an eating disorder in the past that may have messed with hormones and or vitamin levels. Thanks.
  7. Hi, I really need some help and advice on how I can clear up my acne. I’ve always had acne since purberty and it got worse over the years. I’ve already gone to numerous dermatologists to get it treated so it has subsided from severe to moderate acne. The last dermatologist told me I’ve tried everything. Well, that was helpful... I just want clear skin or at least as clear as I could go get. I really have bad acne especially during my period and most of them are retained in my chin, jaw and l
  8. I have been using Tretinoin microsphere gel 0.1% and Minocycline 100mg (twice a day) for a couple of months now and I was on the acneeinstein.com website and the suggestion of taking zinc/Vitamin D3 pills was suggested. I wanted to ask and see if it was ok that I take these pills along with the medications that have been prescribed to me? thanks in advance.
  9. Hi. I have been suffering with acne for about two months now... derm said it’s hormonal. I’ve been taking zinc, vit a, D3, and calcium. So far it’s been helping. I’m thinking of supplementing magnesium as well. Decided to try and figure out my trigger and I think it was all internal because the vitamins did help. I was originally getting deep cysts on my jawline but only on my right cheek (so weird) but now I get small bumps all over my right cheek which is better than cysts. However I strugg
  10. I started developing severe cystic acne when I was 20. They were huge red cysts with three heads each that would grow on both cheeks (almost symmetrically), and wouldn't stop being inflamed for two weeks at a time. It was ugly and really painful, and they left marks that would not go away for atleast three months and scars that are still on my cheeks. As I went from acne-free to covered in horrible red acne and scars on my face I became depressed and lost five kgs. I also started to *lose m
  11. So I've been using Jojoba oil, zinc oxide and benzoyl peroxide for the past week. Zinc with benzoyl does not seem like a good idea since my skin got super dry after I washed it. I've got cystic acne on me cheeks, I believe its from touching/pillow but the oil production hasn't decreased yet and zinc is working like a charm(not sure if it's good in the long-run tho). Has anybody else tried doing this? How can I modify this routine to get more results? btw going to stop using bp and see if anythin
  12. WEEK 11 (2.5 MONTHS): - I stopped posting for a while because midterms started coming up and I got very busy. I think I may be posting less frequently though as i don't see me having any skin epiphanies anytime soon lol - I have currently a few spots (active) and a lot of healing ones on my cheek (those honeslty kind of come and go and I swear it's due to not washing my makeup brushes frequently enough) - I have not had any super inflammed or itchy/painful hormonal spots around my mouth an
  13. Zinc and Acne Overview

    Zinc is found throughout the human body where it provides essential support to the immune system, central nervous system, skeletal system, digestive system, and reproductive system. When it comes to the skin, and particularly acne, zinc may help reduce acne by: Suppressing inflammation: This is important since acne is an inflammatory disease. Reducing bacteria: This is important since acne bacteria (C. acnes) can lead to the redness and soreness found in pimples. Balancing hormone levels: Androgens are male...
  14. Hi, has anybody tried zinc tablets? I started taking them about 2 weeks ago and stopped after a week as I was breaking out. And it's been about 6 days since I took any and I'm still having a bad breakout from them. Anyone had had anything similar? How long did the breakout last? Thanks
  15. The ZIIT Method (Acne Spot Treatment)

    This is a method you can use if you want to do everything you possibly can to prevent a zit from forming. It is important that you catch the pimple early, in its initial stages. Once a pimple is full-blown, this method may help it heal a bit faster, but there will not be much you can do at that point. Zinc Zinc helps heal wounds, and acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.1-2 It has been...
  16. WEEK 6/7 (I skipped a week): - I finally overcame the majority of that awful hormonal breakout, for the most part && most importantly no spotting/bleeding issues (sorry tmi) - now that I'm in week 7, I can say that I am overall happy with how zinc has been helping me out with my skin - the primary improvements are seen in the reduction of hormonal acne around my mouth area which is AMAZING because that's what bothered me the most - I currently have a few minor cysts on the sides of
  17. WEEK 5: - last week I took my zinc pill at 1pm, literally right around the time I take my birth control pill and I started to bleed the next day and for many days after, barely stopped yesterday actually, I also broke out - It's finally getting better, it wasn't super terrible but it was a bad breakout generally - don't really have much more to update, I feel like next week will show more improvement overall, so here are some pictures:
  18. WEEK 4: - I am pleased to update that my skin has continued to improve into week 4 on zinc - I still breakout, still somewhat frequent (but a little less frequent than before) but when I do breakout, they are so minor and tiny; hardly ANY at all are inflamed/cystic - I have really seen a reduction in the acne around my mouth/jawline which is amazing - as far as oiliness goes, I feel that my skin is back to the norm for me, which was combo skin; mildly oily t-zone and dry cheeks - I don
  19. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but I have been told by two different doctors that I have Seborrheic Dermatitis, specifically on my chin and chin only. I am a 22 year old male, I live in Colorado where the weather is dry with low/no humidity. This condition has lasted for about 6 years. I grew up believing it was acne, and therefore treated my chin as acne. The truth is, my SD causes pimples on my chin. My SD could have been caused by the climate I live in, the food I eat, the trea
  20. WEEK 3: - the breakouts that popped up on my chin/jawline area have definitely calmed down a lot (sooo happy) - I think I notice slightly oilier skin since being on zinc, but during week 3 now, it seems less noticeable and probably closer to what my skin was normally at (combination skin, but not overly oily t-zone) - the breakouts are much less inflammed, itchy, and painful - I notice a somewhat steady/usual occurrance of spots on my face though, in the usual places (hairline, forehead, aro
  21. Hello there, this is my first blog where I report my improvements using Zinc to treat my persistent, painful acne. Lets get the basics out of the way real quick: - I'm 25, female - currently taking Zinc (as Zinc methionine) 30 mg (OptiZinc by Source Naturals) which also contains Copper (as Copper Sebacate) 288 mcg - also currently taking a women's multivitamin that also contains 15mg of Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) (2+ years) and Yaz birth control pill (8+ years) - I avoid dairy (not lactose
  22. Hello everyone, I am 22yo female half black and half white. I suffered from acne since I was 13yo : extremely oily skin, black and white heads, occasionnal big painful zits as well as some cystic acne. I live in Paris France, where it's cloudy and cold most of the time. I'm inside an office all day. I wash my face and body with Dudu Osun, African black soap. I use Dudu Osun on my face to remove make up, then I cleanse it with jeunesse global luminesce cleanser. I've been keeping this c
  23. Hi, so I've recently made an account here after reading a LOT of reviews and experiences on taking zinc for acne. I was like "perfect, gonna give it a try". I have very light acne on my face after months of trying to heal it due to a stress breakout with their respective scars and bad acne on my back that is leaving red scars behind. So I decided to buy zinc tablets but I couldn't find them ANYWHERE where I live. I decided to settle for a multivitamin cause it was all I could find, I wanted t
  24. Hi all, I have been using the experience of those on acne.org during my journey and now that I have seen some noticeable results, I thought I should share it with you. Little background about me: 27-year-old female, acne during my teenage years, went on Accutane when I was 17 and acne was gone, mild acne came back during my early 20s but nothing too bad, moderate-severe acne started when I was 25, went on antibiotics for 9 months, I was clear for 6 months but after 6 months
  25. After dealing with acne and hormonal cystic acne since I was 13 as a female it was extremely hard. I'd get made fun of if I didn't wear foundation or even if I did. Always felt as if people were staring at me and I did for so long gave me horrible anxiety and took a toll on my social life. Over the next 5 years I've tried every regimen I could get my hands on. Every scrub and mask and treatments. Nothing ever worked. Just recently I decided to try zinc after doing a lot of research. I also added
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