Does anybody know about zinc? I'm getting somewhat desperate (again) for my breakouts. I've read that zinc can hep with male hormones and many other things. I do eat some foods with zinc but I'm mostly eating fruit which doesn't contain zinc... I'm still not sure whether to go into topical solutions because AFAIK, acne is still internal. (but it's odd that only one side of my face is constantly breaking out ) I find that yoghurt and honey as a face mask help balance my skin and makes it smooth but it doesn't help with inflammation or breakouts.
I'm going to work on movements to make me sweat, as well as epson salt baths every week.
Should I look at goat milk kefir? I can buy it raw, organic and grass fed. I could only buy a weeks worth though at £15. (or I could also buy raw goat milk)... Just figuring out if it's better to get liquids as fruit juice or dairy. Dairy = acne in a lot of cases but since I've stopped consuming it for over 4 years, I don't believe it causes my acne. I'm thinking dairy is super high in vitamin A and most fruit is super high in Vitamin C.
"Yes, vitamin A and estrogen are antagonistic, and while estrogen promotes keratinization (shedding of skin cells), vitamin A opposes it. Since vitamin A is highly unsaturated, in excess it suppresses the thyroid, so it has to be balanced with the thyroid; the combination is effective for increasing progesterone and decreasing estrogen, slowing the turnover of skin cells, and making the skin cells function longer before flaking off. Plugged pores, combined with a local shift toward synthesizing inflammatory substances, foster bacterial infection. Bright light stimulates the production of steroids, and consumes vitamin A very quickly, but when the balance is right, the acne clears up in just a day or two. Cream, butter, eggs, and liver are good sources of vitamin A. When people supplement thyroid and eat liver once or twice a week, their acne and dandruff (and many other problems) usually clear up very quickly. It was acne and dandruff that led me into studying the steroids and thyroid, and in the process I found that they were related to constipation and food sensitivity"
I also found this which is for dark circles. It says kidney deficiency or bowel movements as well as candida can cause dark circles. (I did a 8 week 'candida cleanse' 2 years ago and it didn't do anything for me)
Just putting it out there to see if anyone else can make a working connection between what I'm doing and what could still be insufficient.