Facts about me. 18 years old. Male. White. Had acne for about 5 years but just in the last 2 years I began to develop cystic acne. The cystic acne I have is mostly centered around my chin/jawline. I don't have acne on the sides of my face or cheeks or forehead. I have a lot of blackheads on my nose. I suffer from bad pustules above my lip under my nose. Mostly attributed to shaving but also bacteria. I have some back acne but not much.
These are the medications prescribed to me by a Dermatologist that I tried:
2)Duac (Antibiotic+Benzoyl Peroxide)
I am only going to discuss oral supplements in this thread. If people are interested I will discuss what I topically put on my skin as well.
Its very simple. All you need is:
1)One a day multivitamin for whatever gender you are. They make a teen, adult and 50+ multivitamin.
2)Husk Psyllium Fiber pills. I got mine at walgreenz their called multimucil or something.
3)Probiotic supplement that DOES NOT contain milk, soy, or gluten. I picked mine up at walgreenz as well. Mine is made by Phillips and its for Colon health. Make sure its a capsule and that it says on the label to take it with a meal.
1)Simply take the Multivitamin and 1 probiotic at the same time after you consume a meal. **Note the probiotic I have is a 30 day supply. On the label it says to only take 1 pill a day. It depends on which one you buy though, stick to the ones that are capsules for maximum effectiveness.**
2)Take 2 fiber pills 3XA day with or without a meal. NOTE: Make sure you consume at least 64Oz of water or more a day in order for the fiber to cleanse your innards.
I have been doing this oral regimen for over 6 months now and it has cleared my skin completely. Keeping the colon healthy and "moving" will aid in keeping the skin clear. If toxins build up in the gut and can't leave the body the normal way then they will end up coming out through the skin. Detoxifying the gut is a crucial step towards getting rid of your acne. After about 1 week my skin was way less oily and no cystic acne appeared. Don't say it won't work unless you have tried it.
I will answer all questions. For more information private message me please.
I am going to recommend a few products here that have actually worked for my skin. The first product is Clean and Clear cleanser for sensitive skin.
I use this product roughly 1-2 times a day no more. It is gentle enough for my skin.
The next product I want to recommend is Stridex Senstive skin with aloe cleansing pads. ***NOTE** Do not use this product every day, at the very most every other day** It is good to use with the clean and clear cleanser because it will exfoliate the skin.
Another product I recommend using for sensitive skin is called Acnefree Sulfur Mask. At the most I do this once a week just because it can be drying if used more. But, it is an awesome spot treatment. Simply put the mask on problem areas for roughly 15-20 minutes then wash off. It has zinc and vitamin C and really reduces inflammation of even cystic acne.
Lastly I recommend a product that is 10% benzoyl peroxide. I know I am kind of anti benzoyl peroxide but this product seems to do a good job on a problem zit. I used to use it right when I started my regimen but since then I don't really need it. Maybe for a stubborn zit on my shoulder or back but rarely ever I use it.
**Those are just a few of the many products that I have used with success.** I will update this thread with more products that I have used with success.**
One thing I want to say is that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. Putting harsh chemicals on your skin in hopes that it will clear it is the wrong perspective. 3 years ago I used to use Oxy Cleansing pads and thought they were working very well when in fact they were so drying and caused more zits. I read the ingredients and realized there was alcohol in them. The alcohol caused my skin to become 40% more oily than it usually should be.
ALSO, its not so much about what goes into your body as to when it comes out. By that I mean letting the toxins sit in your gut for an extended period of time is what causes many break outs, ESPECIALLY cystic break outs. That is why the fiber is such a crucial step in this regimen. Without it I would not be clear. Some may say that you end up just being on the toilet all day and that is not true. I only have a BM 2-3 times a day. So don't feel like its going to make you have to use the restroom all day.
Edited by spriorda, 04 January 2012 - 07:41 PM.