how bout melatonin? more possible acne linked problems, hormone related
here's another one of my installments of possibly related acne problems. although i think i recently had a post about acne and sleep disorders...then this is part 2.
in my 'guide to natural medicines', the section on melatonin (used for insomia, adjunct to chemotherapy, etc) explains that it is critically involved in regulating the body's circadian rhythm (the natural biorhythm of hormone secretion) and the sleep/wake cycle.
now, how many people believe/know that hormones is a major factor for acne? if this poorly understood hormone (secreted by the pineal gland, a pea sized gland at the base of the brain) is for some reason being produced at an irregular level, could this be acne related? if it's production were inconsistent, would it make sense that you sometimes break out badly and sometimes feel clear?
i'm just throwing all this info/thoughts at you, in hopes that we can try and figure something out.
oh, and it also says there are other uses for melatonin besides the ones listed, but are only based on preliminary studies...so, who knows?