here is my story:
shower cold, you wont get acne anymore.
I hope you find this helpful and that my painful experiences in the past can bring good to people here
On nofap since 2017, just as much acne as before. Admittedly not a whole lot, but as much as before.
2-3 times a day? jesus christ.... when i was younger it was at most 1 a day...
Here is my story. 28/M. Had acne since around 15 years old. It slowly developed into cystic acne. I tried Accutane. While it worked when I was on it, acne came back once I was off. I did a lot of research to figure out a solution and everything is becoming clear now. Part of the solution is NoFap. I am going to share my experience and my findings with you to let you know why NoFap can help with acne. How Hormones Affect Acne The biggest culprit for acne is the hormone DHT. It is created when the enzyme 5 alpha reductase converts testosterone to DHT. DHT triggers your sebaceous glands to produce sebum, which is that oily substance that blocks your pores and creates a breeding ground for bacteria causing a pimple to form. How Fapping Relates to All This When you ejaculate, prolactin is secreted into your bloodstream, which triggers the creation of 5 alpha reductase. As a result, your DHT level spikes, then acne breaks out. Research has also shown that having sex releases 400% more prolactin than masturbation. Every time you ejaculate, your hormones go out of balance and your skin gets extra oily. All of that extra sebum on your face can only lead to pimples forming. Will NoFap Help My Acne? Your hormones are only 1 factor to acne. Genetic plays a role, hygiene/skin care plays a role, diet plays a role...etc. However, if you have the discipline to NoFap, it will definitely help you bring your hormones to an equilibrium which will in turn help with your skin. My Personal Experience Normally, I fap 2-3 times a day. I never considered it to be a lot. I read that many of you here used to fap multiple times everyday. That's why I always thought it's a healthy behaviour and never thought it contributed to acne. I was always under the assumption from medical professionals that masturbating does not cause acne. However, as I read more and did additional research, I started to put the pieces together from multiple studies and anecdotal experiences. Masturbating may not "cause" acne, it definitely has an impact on it. I began the NoFap challenge as an experiment to test my theory. My first try was 4 days. My second try was 5 days. Now I am going into my 14th day, which is the longest I have went in many years. Here is the challenge though. Studies have shown that when a male stops ejaculating, his testosterone levels will spike up drastically during the 6th day and peaking on the 7th day. The peak can be about 50% higher than your normal levels. On my 6th and 7th day, my face broke out like the gates of hell. Several bloody cysts came up and made me want to stay indoors all day. They were painful and are leaving scars. However, there was light at the end of that tunnel. Throughout this week, my skin has miraculously gotten significantly better. I have been in sweats a lot more due to the weather. I have been eating more unhealthy and oily foods. Despite that, my skin is still healing and not breaking. I have never seen improvements like this since Accutane. At the end of each sweaty day, I am beyond surprised that a new painful cyst did not come up. I am convinced that all my theories are coming true. NoFap is the final piece of the puzzle of the solution for my acne. Final Tips Here are several supplements that I recommend. I have used them for months and they do help. It's just that the results of NoFap has surpassed all of them combined. *1) Saw Palmetto - A natural herbal extract that blocks 5 alpha reductase *2) Green Tea Extract - Clinically tested to lower testosterone levels *3) Zinc - Important for hormonal balance. Also zinc is depleted with ejaculation I hope you find this helpful and that my painful experiences in the past can bring good to people here
okay let's be honest we all didn't read that we just scrolled down for replies lol
why i dont have any acnes on my face but my nose is full of them
i fap on a daily basis btw
"Normally, I fap 2-3 times a day. I never considered it to be a lot." monkaS what the fuck dude that's so much LUL
guys, try using something more simple than chemical products from the shop. after doing some research i made my own mix of organic oils bought from a farm: argan oil, jojoba oil, rosehipseed oil, hemp oil + teatree oil. works wonders, my face is soft like a babys ass.
incorrect!! been fapping since 14 years old like twice/thrice a week and im 22 now never had acne im BABYFACE!
idk, I had pretty bad acne because I had naturally high t levels, masturbation didnt change a thing, diet didnt change shit either ( tried not drinking milk products, no fat foods, took iron supplements), few years later I have none, it went away with age, no scars, no nothing, now I just regret doing all types of coonery to have a acne free face, its the last thing to worry about tbh
I was on the same shit. Get fucking pimples over and over again. Day 21 of NoFap and my skin gets on its fucking prime.
SicK and Magiskboy should read it
not worth as long as acne isn't a huge problem for you in life
if you feel bad about your acne just because of people's comments then you should ignore them and continue happy fapping life
didnt read lololololollolol
i cant fap.. sharing room in boarding school and have a gf but still no action cuz we both 15 :(
I heard this theory before and once i did #NoFap for a 2 weeks maybe, and i haven't noticed any change what's so ever, so i continued to fap.
No i fap almost every day, once a day.
I think 2-3 times per day is too much tbh. Once is enough.
-1 I fap everyday and my face is like a baby's ass
havent fapped in awhile and my acne is still bad
Isn't accutane that medication that's supposed to cure acne for good? Did yours come back afterwards or something? I had a few spots as a teenager but it was never awful, some cream I bought at the store mostly fixed it and it went away entirely when I was like 20ish.
If yours is that severe, there are laser treatments that can destroy your sebaceous glands. Pretty extreme I know, but sounds like you might benefit from it.
masturbate daily, never had acne and i get single pimple around my body maybe once a moth, debunked sorry
Use aloe vera(plant, not cream) in your skin and a fat free diet and much better!
Been wanking scince 13 (16 now) and i only grew little of it, i am still doing it every day and i have no problems :D
i dont remeber last time i fapd, i prefer using my girls tbh. but I dont think it gives me acne at all
No, you just stopped stuffing your face with chocolate you fat fuck
"Normally, I fap 2-3 times a day. I never considered it to be a lot. I read that many of you here used to fap multiple times everyday."
acne will make you look hoter tho
2-3 times a day is way too much. I just go once a week if even that.
glad to meet hltv doctors
I dont have acne so i can fap all day long :)
Less fastfood/fried food/cakes = less acne, learn to cook properly and stop buying shit from supermarkets and mcdonalds.
Also try to take a shower and wash your pimples with soap everyday.
I had acnes all over my face before I started fapping.
Now I'm fapping like 3 times a week and I almost have no acne so nt
A spike in testosterone result in acne it's very well know by bodybuilder as well.
Just look up what happen, it can even spread on the upper chest and arms. Not fapping is in no way responsible for a reduction in acne.
I had acne even before I started fapping for the first time.
didnt read, but acne has nothing to do with fapping and it hasnt been scientificly proven that nofap helps with acne. There might be other factors that affected your acne healing without you even noticing them
15 here, never had acne.... maybe 1 spot once a month randomly...
18 and daily fapper but no acnics
ffs nofap is almost as bad as religion, if it's not the same thing already
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