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Old 12-01-2002, 09:34 PM   #1
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The last few years I have noticed a drastic change in my acne during the winter months. I live in Canada so the winters are pretty cold. during the summer, my acne is very very minimal compared to the winter months. The scaring might be slightly reduced in the summer due to tanning, but I still see so much more active acne ( more cysts) on my face during the winter months... is there any research out there stating why.... I know that dryness and cold may damage the epidermis but is that all? does anyone else get this?

 
Old 12-01-2002, 10:24 PM   #2
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actually i've noticed that i start to break the same time every year. it starts in july and last through most of the winter. the thing is while when i have acne it is really bad, once it goes away my skin can be flawless for months. i wish i knew what was causing it.

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Old 12-01-2002, 10:31 PM   #3
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I notice my skin is always worse in winter. Weither it's just being cooped up inside, or the cold weather or something I don't know. It was the first day of summer over here a couple of days ago and I swear my skins loving it already!

 
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yep. and i hate it very much!

 
Old 12-01-2002, 11:38 PM   #5
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yeah my face seems to be worse in oct-dec. After dec it gradually gets better...my skin in the summertime is close to flawless...weird...maybe something to do with not being outside as much?

 
Old 12-02-2002, 05:31 AM   #6
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its sooo wierd.... when spring hits .. u can see a huge difference in my skin and also my confidence... I think there should be some research done on this topic, as it could be a cause and treatment of many of our acne problems...

 
Old 12-02-2002, 06:53 PM   #7
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Totally the opposite for me.

My acne gets worse in the summertime, due to heat, causing sweat, which clogs up my pores. In the wintertime it usually subsides.

Well, now that I have hormonal acne it's bad no matter the weather. But when I was in high school, I would only flare up during the summertime.

 
Old 12-04-2002, 08:25 AM   #8
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It's definitely a winter thing for me too. Anyone who meets me in summer would not recogize me winter - I'm two totally different people (looks and confidence).

 
Old 12-04-2002, 09:33 PM   #9
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thats the same way with me man....

 
Old 02-18-2003, 04:29 PM   #10
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i also axperience more acne in the winter, the main reason is the skin gets so dry. so use them moisterizers.

 
Old 02-18-2003, 04:39 PM   #11
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Hmm... well I'm guessing the differance is in climate would be the differance in amount of sunlight? Perhaps in the winter we dont get as much Vitamin A from the sun? I cant understand if it was just a temperature thing. Any input on this?

 
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i jus think it had to do with u dont sweat as much i mean when u sweat in the summer it keeps ur skin moist and yeah but in winter theres nothing to do that for u except mositerizers

 
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I am convinced that the reason we all seem to break out the most in the winter months is because during the summer months, we sweat a lot, releasing lots of bad toxins from our body. In fact, that's what sweat is--the body's release of bad toxins. (okay that sounded kinda repetitious, but you get it...)
During the winter, we stay inside a lot and it's colder, so we rarely sweat. And since our toxins aren't able to be released through the normal means of sweating, they build up inside. And after a while, they have to leave the body somehow, so they come out in the form of acne.
I think the lack of sunlight also has an affect on the acne as well.
As a solution, we should probably find ways to get the bad toxins out through sweating. For example, maybe we should go jogging and drinking more water.
I live in Minnesota and just about anyone that can afford it has their own personal sauna. Obviously, its cold as hell here, and Minnesotans understand the importance of toxin release, so they use the saunas daily to force their bodies to sweat out the toxins that otherwise would never be released in this cold-as-hell place.
So hopefully this helps.

 
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Re: Who gets bad acne during winter?

Shybit82 - That makes a lot of sense. I always get more acne when I stop working out, and it subsides when I'm on an exercise regimin. Although it could have to do with hormones too.

 
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Re: Who gets bad acne during winter?

Oh definitely. Hormones are a big part of acne, rain or shine.

 
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