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John’s Journey to Fight Acne

Here is the link for my first ever full-length Temptalia post!


Enjoy! Although… most of you probably found my blog through Temptalia, instead of the other way around. Oh well, I guess this is more of like a scrapbook for me then. :]

About John

The Triple Helixian is an unbiased science and research-based site that attempts to clarify and elucidate questions about skin care, while aspiring to be the most thorough and complete source of information.


4 thoughts on “John’s Journey to Fight Acne

  1. hi john, i stumbled on this via temptalia and just had to comment. i was impressed by your bravery!
    did you and your family consider laser therapy to shrink the sebaceous glands? would those have been effective on your cysts?
    i’ve never had a major acne problem myself. however i chose to get a script for differin/trentoinin (sp) as soon as my doctor offered it.
    great writing…i’ll be sure to read your product reviews in the future!

    Posted by melanie | November 29, 2011, 10:11 am
    • You should read my “about me” section because I tell you my story about why I never treated my acne. But yeah, I wish I hade done things for my acne sooner.

      Here’s the link: https://thetriplehelixliaison.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/about-me/

      Also, just letting you know that Differin is the brand name for adapalene, which is a third generation synthetic retinoid. Tretinoin or Retin-A (one of the brand names) is a first-generation naturally-occurring retinoid. They’re different substances. xD

      Anyways, thanks for commenting and I look forward to your future comments!

      Posted by John | November 29, 2011, 12:07 pm
  2. There is a simple, old fashioned and inexpensive way to cure acne. Each night for a month, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Break open an egg and put the yolk only into a small dish. Take a cotton ball or very clean makeup brush (the kind for foundation or cream blush) and apply the egg yolk to your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Splash it off with cool to lukewarm water and pat dry again. The secret is the sulphur in the egg yolk. It works to kill bacteria just like anti-biotics. This cure takes time but works. After your face is clear, you’ll have to see how often you need to apply the egg yolk mask to keep the acne under control. This will be different for each person but trial and error will teach you. The eggs may cost some money but it’s lots cheaper than the dermatologist and safer than using anti-biotics.

    Posted by Mimi | November 27, 2011, 2:48 pm
    • It’s true that eggs contain sulfur… but why not just use sulfur alone? And besides, sulfur only addresses one aspect of causes of acne. While it may work for some people, it certainly wouldn’t for everyone. Plus it’s messy. xD

      But thanks for your input and comment!

      Posted by John | November 27, 2011, 4:56 pm

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