I started taking Resveratrol and Curcumin about 6 weeks ago, and after about a week I started developing really painful scalp acne - big, painful lumps under the skin that were too deep to pop. They were big, too, more like boils. I’ve never had this before and as this was the only change to my regimen and lifestyle I looked up the possible sides of these two supplements and if anything many forums were recommending them to treat scalp acne. So I stuck it out and used Niz, shampoos with salicyclic acid etc to little effect.
Anyway, a week ago I stopped taking these two supps and within a couple of days the acne was subsiding and what I was getting was smaller and more like normal zits, with heads that could be popped. A week after stopping my scalp is now clear, as it always has been (I’m 38 BTW).
I’m going to restart again soon to see if they reoccur and if they do I’ll stop then try each supplement individually to see what happens.
But does anyone have any ideas why this would happen? As I say, I’ve seen both supps recommended to treat scalp acne so do any experts on here have any ideas what may be happening?
P.S. This acne was confined to my scalp and the area just in front of my temples - nothing on my face or body. They were also all over the scalp in both the donor area and top.