Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:38 AM
Hi, first of all as much as I don't really understand all of this information, I'd like to thank you for it all!
I'll keep this blunt, as I don't want to waste any of your time, nor take up any unnecessary bandwidth by making a new thread.
I'm sixteen years old, formerly severe acne, but this been bumped down to perhaps moderate, but is now steadily becoming more severe.
Currently, I'm on doxycycline, purely to limit acne as much as possible. I use cetaphil as a cleanser and moisturiser, and lemon juice as a toner/to help with any red marks. Tea tree oil to spot treat.
In terms of exercise, I play football(soccer) for a top - 4 team in Scotland, and weightlift 4-5 times per week.
This however is limited by my diet, which is very conserved as I want my skin to improve. For example, today my diet consists of -4 scrambled eggs, 3 sausages, 2-3 chicken breasts, very small amount of rice, with vegetables accompanying each meal and occasionally on their own (I eat 4-7 meals a day). I drink four cups of green tea per day, mostlymbecause I enjoy it, and 4-5 litres of water per day. I supplement with vitamin c, fish oil, cod liver oil, and zinc.
Because I live in Scotland, and we rarely get any sun, I'll be supplementing with vitamin d3 and vitamin a in the next few days. I also plan on consuming turmeric/ginger/garlic, those anti inflammatory foods. I have noticed very oily skin lately. Also, I avoid all dairy, grains and nuts...
Please, could you elaborate in lay mans terms what I could do to improve, or to cut out? I'm really sorry if this is innappropriate, but I aim to be the strongest version of myself I can be.