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  1. I know there have been countless topics of this, but please hear me out.. 25/f. I've struggled with acne since I was 12. Majority of it was due to puberty, but most likely genetics since both of my parents suffered from severe acne. During the years, I've seen 2 dermatologist who did absolutely nothing to help. They'd give me a new cream/pills to try, and send me on my way. Some stuff worked a little, but nothing stuck with me. I was put on birth control for strictly medical reasons, and can honestly say this was the only time my face looked good. However, there was at time (about 2 years into the pill) that my face broke out severely again. This was when I discovered The Regimen. It took a while, but it worked so well for me! Better than any products I've tried before. I used it for 4 years. Back in August of 2016, I stopped taking birth control (after have frightening symptoms), and also stopped using the Regimen. I grew tired of doing the procedure (it took me over an hour), and was tired of ruining pillow cases, towels, and clothing. I also wanted to use more natural/good products that were going to benefit my skin in the long run. I tried out some natural products, but eventually my face broke out worse than it's been in AGES. Tired of fighting it, I got back on the Regimen. Gave it over 4 months, followed the instructions perfectly, and nothing. It didn't do anything for my acne. Assuming that I had hormonal acne, I went and got my hormones checked.... only to have them turn out perfectly fine!? Now I'm thinking it's my gut. I'm currently following a strict a diet and doing a gut cleanse. Nothing to report yet since it's only been a week, but I'm hoping something good comes out of this. My acne is around my mouth (above lips, and corners of my mouth), chin, jawline, and occasionally my cheeks. Nothing on my T-Zone except in between my eyes. It's not cystic acne, but I get a lot of whiteheads. I exercise 6 days a week, eat very healthy, and take good care of myself. I've literally tried everything and anything I can think of from home remedies, prescription medications, and over-the-counter products. Nothing seems to work for me. Doctors aren't giving me any advice, and I'm growing tired of fighting it. I want to actually feel comfortable in my skin, go out in public, and look people directly in the eyes for once... I'd rather not take accutane, and I'd like to stick to a natural skin care routine and avoid harsh chemicals, but I'm not omitting all of them. Any help, advice, or knowledge would be greatly appreciated! I'm super desperate... Thank you!