Hi all. I used to come here very frequently when I was having a lot of problems with my skin. This was over 5+ years ago, and I found this message board to be very helpful during that time. I noticed with a lot of these message boards that when people heal or get better they are never to be heard from again. I wanted to come back to let users know that I did completely clear my skin without any prescription medication. It is possible, and it didn't happen overnight. It absolutely had to do with my diet and lifestyle choices. I now maintain very clear skin without thinking much about it because all the information that I gathered and changes I made are now second nature. I no longer wake up first thing in the morning to check my skin, or worry about any little thing touching my face. I'm no longer so incredibly rigid about my washing regiment, because I now have all the tools to keep my skin in check. I won't go into super detail about my regiment but here are some of the important things that have helped completely clear me........
SLEEP (potentially the most important) has to do with hormones folks
Regulating my blood sugar through diet
Moderating stress (caffeine, nicotine, aggravating people, unhappy work situation, etc.)
Avoiding processed food
Taking high quality vitamins (fish oil, probiotics, b-complex, pancreatic enzymes)
Being aware of inflammatory markers in the my body ( nerve pain, itching, lower back pain)
Familiarizing myself with the concept of "Adrenal Fatigue" (more important than you think, and directly linked to acne)
Please have hope people. Potentially the most important part of becoming completely clear naturally was the belief that I could heal myself through knowledge and willpower. I really believe where there is a will there is a way. If you really really want something you can have it.