After coming off yaz birth control, my acne had came back... bad. I do believe acne is caused multiple ways: diet, exercise/well-being, genetics.
My dad still has acne scars and my mom still struggles with breakouts and oily skin. Because of this, I thought I'd be doomed for life.
I stopped using all those bs acne products, started to just wash my face with Cetaphil gentle cleanser and began working out for about an hour and a half at the gym: running on the treadmill, leg presses, ab workouts. I started to carefully watch what I put in my mouth, checking ingredient lists- making sure they aren't a paragraph long, started cooking my own meals- instead of resorting to fast food, incorporating more healthy choices (fruit, nothing fried, nothing too sugary, etc), drinking water, and guess WHAT?! ACNE IS CLEARING UP!
If you are like the old me (eating fast food 6 times a week, munching on junk food, drinking soda and juices, not exercising at all, etc), CHANGE!!! NOW! The sooner, the better, honestly.
And to be quite honest, back then I could care less to change my diet. I stayed relatively skinny through my genetics, so my body wash't my main concern, it was my skin. That was the only thing I hadn't tried in my quest for clear skin. And it's working. Acne needs to be cured from the inside out, but not through all those synthetic harmful drugs that completely fuck your digestive insides! Stay away from any sort of oral medications, they do A LOT more harm than you know. The only thing I put in my mouth in pill form is Udo's Choice Oil 369! (basically good for everything)
If you're determined to clear up through diet and exercise and have any other questions, shoot me a message and I'll be sure to get back to you! I hope everyone has the motivation to do this. You'll be ecstatic with the results.
Edited by sugarglide, 26 June 2012 - 09:34 AM.