Success Stories and Regimens

Before the scientific method, we had collective learning. One person learned something and passed it on. Good ideas lived on, bad ideas died. Collective learning is something that distinguishes us from all of the other species. Dermatologists have ignored folk wisdom about what works to a surprising degree. Probably because patience adherance to diet and…

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…

A ketogenic diet will cure your acne.

The first time I was able to get lasting perfect skin was on a ketogenic diet. Here is a keto thread on reddit with 15+ people chimming in that a ketogenic diet cleared up their skin. Here is another one. Given everything written on this site, and the large number of studies showing that sugar…

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.

Does Nexplanon cause acne?

Please tell us about your experiences with Nexplanon and acne below. Birth control affects women differently. Usage often leads to improved skin, but many users find this site because Nexplanon triggered an acne outbreak. This study found a 94% reduction in lesions in women who used another oral contractive, ethinylestradiol. However, in this study a…

Does Juuling cause acne?

Please us about your experiences with Juuling and acne in the comments section below. Nicotine is a stimulant, and a Juul contains a a very high concentration of it. 55-60 milligrams of nicotine per ml of liquid, according to some estimates. There are a number of mechanisms by which stimulants can cause or aggravate acne, including sleep disruption,…

Fasting and Acne

Fasting is the single fastest and best way to improve your skin. Intermittent fasting (eating for 8 hours/day, fasting for 16) will make a difference in your skin. But there is nothing like a serious fast for getting rid of all acne. A 24 hour fast is where benefits begin to show, but at 48…

Does Psilocybin (psychedelic mushrooms) cause acne?

Please tell us about your experiences with psilocybin and skin health below. A mushroom is the body of a specific type of fungus. There is a common belief in the acne community, albeit scarcely backed by evidence, that fungus feeds yeast/candida in the gut and can cause acne. Even if consuming fungus does lead to acne,…

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…