Does alcohol cause acne?

The link between alcohol and acne is clear: Drinkers will almost always suffer from increase in acne. There are a variety of mechanisms by which alcohol can trigger acne: Poor sleep, disrupting your circadian rhythm by staying up late, inflammation caused by alcohol itself, and sugar / grain / etc added to the alcoholic beverage…

Fasting and Acne

Fasting is a great way to improve your skin. Intermittent fasting (eating for 8 hours/day, fasting for 16) and 24 hour fasts will both improve your skin. I recommend the 16/8 diet 6 days a week, with one 24 hour fast. I’ve experimented with fasting myself, and found it to be nearly as effective as…

A ketogenic diet will cure your acne.

I’ve recently been playing around with a ketogenic diet, and it had an unexpected impact on my skin: I am the clearest I have been since I can remember. Here is a keto thread on reddit with 15+ people chimming in that a ketogenic diet cleared up their skin. Here is another one. The diet…

Does heroin cause acne?

Due to the illegal nature of heroin, there is little public information about the link between heroin and acne. Heroin usage is on the rise, with nearly 20,000 overdose deaths expected in 2017. In 2010, only 2500 people/year died from the drug. We are interested in the relationship between heroin and acne. If you have…

Mouth breathing and Acne

“Indeed, if one were to predict among a large group of elementary school boys just exactly who is likely to go on to a life of chronic and painful love-shyness, there does not appear to be any better or more readily observable medical predictor than that of difficulties involving the nose.” – Brian Gilmartin, Professor…

Do Antibiotics Clear Acne?

Antibiotics are extremely effective in cleaning up acne in the short term. Antibiotics almost also lose effectiveness within six months, however, as the bacteria on your skin becomes resistant to them. A month after starting a course of antibiotics, most people experience a reduction in acne. Six months after starting a course of antibiotics, unfortunately,…

Success Stories and Regimens

Before the scientific method, we had collective learning. One person learned something and passed it on. Collective learning is what distinguishes us from all of the other species. We can learn from each other, and pass the knowledge on. When it comes to modern medicine, this has been ignored to a surprising extent. Instead of…

Lack of Sleep Causes Acne

Quality sleep is an important step in treating acne and enhancing overall health. Acneresearch.org guidelines require a variety of lifestyle changes, and first on the list is getting more than 8 hours of sleep every night. The body performs a complex series of maintenance tasks during sleep. Sleep deprivation disturbs these necessary biological tasks, which…

Eating fruits and vegetables makes you better looking.

Scottish scientists founds that Americans who ate just 3.1 more servings/day of fruit and vegetables were found more attractive. It’s interesting to see how small of a diet change can make a significant difference in sexual attraction. The desire to reproduce with a healthy partner is a powerful evolutionary trait.

The Superoxide Dismutase Theory

Summary: Studies have shown that people who produce more superoxide dismutase (SOD) experience fewer and less intense acne breakouts. A person can produce more SOD can be by regulating the melatonin cycle and treating carb malabsorption; both are explained in great detail in this article. The skin’s failure to produce sufficient superoxide dismutase (SOD) is…