ON DIGESTIVE ENZYMES:
I've been taking Digestive Enzymes + Zinc for the last few weeks and I have not had a cystic breakout for the last two weeks! I was getting a new cyst every week for 4 months, even though I kept up my great skincare routine. So yay! These enzymes are super good for people who have digestive issues and for their skin problems. My issues included stomach aches and gassiness.
People who have digestive issues have a difficult time properly breaking down food so everything that isn't broken down actually STAYS in your body. Waste is sticking around in your body! Lovely! You can imagine how that can express itself in your skin/pores, no? I'm glad I've found my potion. I grabbed the Super Digestive Enzymes from GNC. There are, of course, other options.
I wrote about digestive enzymes in my previous entry, as well, though I will update on my progress soon with enzymes.
Haven't had pastule acne. I've stopped using liquid foundation altogether. I spent numerous hours reading reviews on many different liquid foundations in hope of finding something that does not make anyone break out. No matter what the specific product was, someone always complained of breaking out. I've tried numerous foundations, which always led to breakouts. Tried MAC, Almay, L'Oreal and many others over the years.
I'm suspicious of "Dimethicone" which is 99% listed as one of the top 10 ingredients in all liquid foundations. Reason is that it is also present in all makeup primers and is its primary component, which has made me breakout the morning after use (and cleansing obviously!). It is listed as a non-comedogenic ingredient in makeup, though I'm not sure that this is the case.
I'm staying away from both products either way. I rather look au naturale without liquid foundation, rather than covered butpimply. It seems to be the lesser of two evils - haha! I've turned to powder foundation instead for about a month now, and so far, so good.
Here's a recent illustration of my skin's state. It somehow looks nicer in the photo than it does in real life. I have mild redness all over, and hyperpigmentation from past acne.