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I had previously had quite bad acne

I managed to clear up and get skin like this only the past year or so

After around 2-3 years of trying different shit and what works. This is what I find legit.

DIET
If you have acne- there is a root problem for it.
chances are you are intolerant to a food you are eating often. antibiotics and accutane will temporarily fix the symptom

DAIRY
- probably the most commonly reported breakout food
Peanuts
- personally I notice this breaks me out and it’s reported too online in skin groups
Sugar
- Raised insulin levels some people relate IGF to acne. I also severely notice this one and is by far my biggest trigger
Lack of vitamin A.
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megadosed vitamin A is literally how accutane works. It shrinks pores and reduces your oil gland excretion. Beef and pork liver are probably the best skin food you can eat.

Skincare

Routine

You should wash your face twice a day, in the morning at at night.

If you struggle with acne YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN. You are genetically weak. No point finger pointing saying your clear friend barely washes his face. Tough shit. You are genetically inferior.

You NEED to use sensitive skin products. Cerave and Aveeno are great options.
Use the most gentle products you can get.
Cerave have a hyaluronic acid lotion bottle for around $10 (£8) which lasts around a month. This and any sensitive face wash should make up your skincare routine.

sensitive sunscreen is optional depending where you live. Unless you live in morroco or you bother tanning I don’t really see the need for it.

Only pop a spot if it has a white head, even so do it as gentle as possible. If you even have to try for more than 5 seconds to pop it chances are you shouldn’t be popping it.

Avoid all irritation possible for your sensitive skin. Touching, rubbing.
SHAVING
do not push your razor blade into your skin. Follicitus will breed quickly on your face and give you acne and shaving rash combined. Also why most guys commonly have acne on their jawline most likely from shit shaving method.

things that are cope
- benzoyl peroxide - works in tiny spot treatment or small breakouts but will dry and fuck up your skin and collagen very quickly.
- face masks, doesn’t need explaining
- nose strips - doesn’t need explaining
- essential oils
- face massages
- ( most ) chemical peels
- vitamin c
- 95% of skincare products

things that are legit
Accutane -
literally if you are desperate this is your best option. Your acne will return if you don’t get to the root cause of what’s irritating your sensitive skin though - diet - shaving - product used. A lot of negative side effects you will be chancing by taking this.
I noticed depression, inhibition, hair thinned on side of head, less physical strength. fat loss. I ended up losing facial fat even on the nose from this.
Retin A - will provide 50-70% of the same results of accutane. However far less side effects on your body.
Red Light Therapy
I don’t know why anybody here talks about this. It’s literally a collagen godsend. Does consume a good bit of time out of your day though. A cheap one works well.
Green light therapy
This will get rid of freckles/ moles/ ugly rashy redness you can’t seem to get rid of.
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this wasn’t even acne, just hyperpigmentation and freckles. I eliminated most of this using green light therapy.
Dermarolling/ Microneedling
This will get rid of scarring and give huge a collagen boost. Cheap dermarollers can be risky for tearing but if you do it smart it’s safe enough.
derminator 2 is around €200 if you want to do this at home.
Beta carotene
If you can’t tell by looking at the photos my skin has gotten noticeably more orange/ yellow. I take between 50,000-75,000 ui beta carotene daily. Pipingrock.com do really cheap beta carotene. This can be toxic though. Don’t over do it for too long
Exercise will boost recovery for almost anything in your body, plus you are dumb to not be exercising. There’s literally no reason not to.
 

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dancs said:
Red Light Therapy
I don’t know why anybody here talks about this. It’s literally a collagen godsend. Does consume a good bit of time out of your day though. A cheap one works w
Where to get such device?
 
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just read my signature and youll be fine
 
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just read my signature and youll be fine
Can u copy paste I'm on mobile
 
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Unironically, washing my face once a day (night time before I go to sleep) instead of twice a day (morning and night) stopped my breakouts. I also stopped consuming dairy products as well.
My theory is that washing my face with a cleanser twice a day was drying out my skin, leading to breakouts. So cleansing once a day was less drying for my skin, reducing breakouts significantly. I can't guarantee this will work for everyone tho
 
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It is often about hormones. I had super bad acne the past 2 years, currently my skin is finally getting better again (this will hopefully be the last time I get acne).
Got it random at 19, I guess this is late puberty, 21 now.
Cleansers and moisturizers are absolute cope, all you need is water and a washcloth to exfoliate gently. Once a day is enough (washcloth every 3 days).
 
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Wish I’d seen this when I was 17

I’ve been following basically this for about 6 months and almost no breakouts
 
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bookmarked. the annoying thing is having to try lots of shit to find what works
 
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It's all about diet tbh
Just stop eating dairy and gluten
 
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getting rid of your acne is the best feeling in the world. Good job OP
 
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what red light device do you use?
 
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I'm happy for you OP
I think it's useless for me because I have dermatitis :feelswhy:
acne is easier to fight against
 
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PingPong said:
what age are the first photos and what age are the second?
Just turned 17 to nearing turning 18. I am 18 now. Around 8-9 months apart
 
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ChristianChad said:
Where to get such device?
Get a cheap one. Doesn’t matter. Light is light. I got a €30 one off wish with multicoloured options. So I have green too
 
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ElySioNs said:
Unironically, washing my face once a day (night time before I go to sleep) instead of twice a day (morning and night) stopped my breakouts. I also stopped consuming dairy products as well.
My theory is that washing my face with a cleanser twice a day was drying out my skin, leading to breakouts. So cleansing once a day was less drying for my skin, reducing breakouts significantly. I can't guarantee this will work for everyone tho
true you probably had dry skin. anything more than 2 is stupid imo
 
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khvirgin said:
I'm happy for you OP
I think it's useless for me because I have dermatitis :feelswhy:
acne is easier to fight against
look into light therapy. I have Psoriasis and it helped with that.
 
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khvirgin said:
i have a mask, what light do you suggest, always red? Because I've read yellow helps with redness
Yes, yellow and green and white I think will help you. I never really use either since my psoriasis/ dermatitis isn’t severe anymore. tbh there’s prob some diet issue with you
 
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dancs said:
I also heard of people clearing up dermatitis with accutane but that’s your decision 🤷‍♂️
I heard the same thing, microdosing actually helps (10mg), there's a study about it, I'll try that if retina doesn't help and burn my skin (as I guess it will do)
 
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khvirgin said:
I heard the same thing, microdosing actually helps (10mg), there's a study about it, I'll try that if retina doesn't help and burn my skin (as I guess it will do)
try eating 100g of beef liver a week
 
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dancs said:
try eating 100g of beef liver a week
cooked right? :lul:
you never know with these ray peat guys
 
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khvirgin said:
cooked right? :lul:
you never know with these ray peat guys
lmao
yes, it’s much safer cooked.
prob nutrient loss though
 
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khvirgin said:
cooked right? :lul:
you never know with these ray peat guys
dancs said:
lmao
yes, it’s much safer cooked.
prob nutrient loss though
Purely for Vitamin A there's no differenc whether it's cooked or raw, Vitamin a is fairly stable under heat iirc
Still I cook it so the center is raw. Eating it raw isn't per Ray peats advice btw, that's just the autism of the forum.
 
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Entschuldigung said:
It's all about diet tbh
Just stop eating dairy and gluten
*pasteurized* dairy, most will find real raw dairy is very good for skin. Read Aajonus's take on this for further info
 
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Nice

About red light therapy, I have a device with both red and near infrared light, 99% of the time I just use red light (660nm or whatever), does this help with collagen or do you need the NIR for that? I thought NIR was more for like muscle pain and stuff, I only use this on my face.
 
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About red light therapy, I have a device with both red and near infrared light, 99% of the time I just use red light (660nm or whatever), does this help with collagen or do you need the NIR for that? I thought NIR was more for like muscle pain and stuff, I only use this on my face.
can you link the device where you bought it ?
 
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Bookmarked tbh

Also why do you not just eat carrots instead of beta carotene pills?? Much tastier. :feelsyay:
 

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