Coping and solutions[edit | edit source]
Isotretinoin[edit | edit source]
Acnecels often use Accutane (Isotretinoin) and other medications to cope with their acne. Among its many side effects, Accutane may acutely suppress levels of IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor), a peptide that mediates much of the effects of human growth hormone (HGH) on metabolism and somatic growth, and the drug has been proven to stunt growth in some patients whose growth plates have not yet closed.
The other side effects of Accutane include suicide, but this is often attributed to dissatisfaction with physical appearance.
Antibiotics[edit | edit source]
It has been argued that antibiotics as acne treatment (oral or topical) are not effective as before because bacteria playing a role in causing acne have evolved and developed antibiotic-resistance. Still, antimicrobit substances may still work against acne bacteria
Diet[edit | edit source]
Meeting the daily requirement of omega 3 fatty acid has been shown to decrease acne in multiple studies. Modern diets provide an irregular ratio of omega3 - omega6 and omega9 fatty acids and this inproper habit leads to chronical infiammation in one's skin. Intaking a spoon of cod liver oil and avoid high omega6 foods such as peanuts helps in correcting the omega3 ratio.
 Only after after introduction of Western habits, such as an increased consumption of sweet soda, beef, dairy products and processed foods, acne lesions were diagnosed in the Inuit Indian population. High IGF-1 blood serum levels are correlated with acne, and dairy products increase IGF-1 in the blood. Consumption of large amounts of fish and seafood has been shown to reduce acne. Other things have been shown to reduce acne, such as eliminating high glycemic-load foods (mild/moderate reduction), selenium/vitamin E dual supplementation
Bad habits[edit | edit source]
Smoking is correlated with higher risk of nn-inflammatory acne
AHA/BHA treatment[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]