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Our Visitors’ Theories

The items in this list are taken directly from visitor responses to the survey question: “Do you have any theories as to why you have acne? Tell us about them.” The most common theme is a hormonal issue, followed by genetics and diet. Despite minimal actionable information on the list, it is interesting to see […]

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The importance of beauty sleep

Quality sleep is an important step in treating acne and enhancing overall health. Acneresearch.org guidelines require a variety of lifestyle changes, but first and foremost we must get proper sleep. The body performs a complex series of maintenance tasks during sleep. Sleep deprivation disturbs these necessary biological tasks, which can lead to a variety of […]

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A random list of stuff that might cause acne

The body is a complex and deeply interconnected system. This is only a fraction of the things that can contribute to acne. Not sleeping Caffeine Alcohol Vitamin D deficiency Food sensitivities Sugar Flour Past use of anti-biotics Gluten Milk Hot yoga Soda Red meat Inflammation Candy French fries High glycemic index diet Ice cream Cookies […]

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Depression, Dementia & Acne

Depression, Dementia & Acne

With research, experimentation, and tweaking, I have become acne free (fingers crossed) without medication for the first time since I was 16 years old. It seems that fruit is also a major acne trigger for me (I hear the fruit we eat has been genetically modified to contain far more sugar than the body can […]

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Boron & Acne

Several acne.org users who comment on this thread have found that taking a daily dose of boron decreases acne symptoms, especially when combined with Vitamin B complex, Zinc, and a properly managed sleep cycle.  If you have experimented with Boron, please tell us about your results here. Boron is a naturally occurring vitamin that is […]

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Vitamins and Acne: Pills That Work

After much experimentation and reading of acne.org forums, I have found a simple vitamin regimen that keeps me virtually 100% clear.  The regimen requires taking the vitamins with food, several times per day.  When I take all of the vitamins once per day, too low of a dosage, or without food, I don’t stay as […]

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