When i stopped using the medication, my cystic acne came back with a vengeance. It was so bad, i didn't go out into public for over 2 months!! It was the hardest and most depressing time of my life. I was trying to figure out what was causing the breakouts. I did research and I came across 2 supplements that I have not ever took in my life. It was Omega 3-6-9/flax/borage/fish oil AND Vitamin B-5: A super cure for cystic acne.
Omega 3-6-9/flax/borage/fish oil AND Vitamin B-5 is SAVING MY LIFE.
Over the 2 weeks I've been taking these supplements, my face has finally cleared up and i am not even on the Minocycline! I am so proud of my body. This whole time, it seems i needed EFA, which is the essential fatty acids of the omega369/flax/borage/fish oils. The Vitamin B-5 (also known as Pantothenic Acid), was another factor that helped my face clear up. There are a few bumps still forming under the skin that will leave huge dark scars for a few days. But it is no where near as bad as it was during the major breakout. The smaller bumps that do come up now are very tiny and are pop easily, leaving almost no scar, just a tiny black dot usually that will usually clear away. The majority of the breakouts on my face were on the chin, around the lips, and lower cheeks.
Also, what is helping with getting rid of all the scars on my face is a new life changing lifestyle. I have been making green smoothies everyday, only containing Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Cucumbers, and Carrots. I add a little bit of apple juice to make it drinkable, and blend it all together. This super concentrated vitamin concoction is heaven for the cells in your body and especially the skin on your face. You may be amazed to see scars on your face fade super fast and you will start to have a beautiful glow. It is a life change and you must really respect how powerful this smoothie stuff is. It'll make you wonder why you didn't do this sooner in life. Get a Magic Bullet blender, you can make the smoothies super fast and it'll sway your impulse to not make them because you're lazy. You can literally make a smoothie in 5 minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also a super cure. It is to be drank about once a day, usually the amount of a shot glass. I mix it with orange juice to cut down on the burn. When i pop pimples, i disinfect the area afterward by wiping some ACV on it and around the area. This is amazing stuff. It smells funny when it evaporates on the skin but hey, you'll have clear skin. I usually will splash some onto a paper towel and soak it into an area where i feel some cystic bumps are starting to form. Leaving it overnight night to soak is great.
Putting ICE on areas that are swollen or inflamed or starting to come up will help alot. Might cut down on the swelling by 50%. Wonderful cure.
Meditation, positive affirmations, using manifestation practices also helps. I'm talking about super metaphysical teachings. You must learn to love yourself and tell your acne on your face that you love it and forgive it. Then forgive yourself for causing the acne to appear, and that you learned from it and now send it away forever. You just look in the mirror and tell yourself you love yourself, say I love you. Your higher mind will acknowledge the connection you make to your inner self and your journey to begin healing will then truly begin. You must defeat this battle from the inside out. Creams and keeping your face perfectly clean during the day will only do so much, the real way i learned to win this battle is to finally realize how to love myself, my face, my flaws, etc. Yeah it sucks to have some scars on my face, but you know, they are healing fast and disappearing the more i take the omega oils and the vitamin b-5 and the green smoothies.
Another thing you may want to look at is your lymphatic system. There are ways to get a lymphatic system drainage massage. It seems related to cystic acne if you do some google searches on it. I've been doing lymphatic drainage massages on my neck, it's supposed to drain lymphatic fluid away from your face and neck that cause build up of toxins. I believe i had hyperactive swollen lymph glands on my neck which was a contributing reason for my cystic acne breakout. Not sure why i had swollen lymph glands, but I can definitely tell you that metaphysically, it has to do with all the toxins i've collected into my body over all the years of my life since i was born.
I can finally go back into public and start trying to date again. It's been a long dark journey, but coming out into the light is the best feeling ever, and now i want to share my secret with the world. I believe acne is caused by not loving one's self, and focusing attention on the flaws. Please everyone, try telling yourself you love yourself and that everything will be fine. Send love to the acne bumps and do not be frustrated and angry at it, that will only send negative energy back into the skin. Imagine having a young child and they do something wrong. You may get mad at them but in the end, you obviously still love them. So send love into your skin even tho it may be hurting you, it is probably hurting too. Breathe deep and oxygenate your blood. Try not to look in the mirror too much, it will make you have anxiety when you see the bumps on your skin. Please love and forgive yourself, and i believe your acne will clear up now. Make sure to take Vitamin b-5 and omega 3,6,9's. You may do more research about the B-5 on the internet, the dosage is about 5-10g per day. It is a ilfesaver. you will notice results fast. Do it.
Edited by yacht1111, 23 November 2012 - 08:21 PM.