Why take even primose oil if your diet is probably garbage and if you're using harmful chemicals on your skin which just end up messing it up and the rest of your body as a large amount is going to be absorbed.I assume that the kind of zinc you're taking is zinc oxide which is a very low quality and poorly absorbed kind.The vitamin C is likely to be ascorbic acid extracted from GM corn and is just going to cause more problems for your body.The reason you're getting acne is from hormonal fluctuation,toxins,irritants,etc and can be diminished from not exposing yourself to those things by having low stress levels,going to bed early,not consuming processed garbage,GMOs,animal products or atleast not from diseased on tortured animals,drinking filtered water,not using cosmetics with harmful chemicals,and not bathing in unfiltered water.
I've suffered from acne since my late teens.
I'm now 23 and was clear for a year or so when on yasmin birth control. Since coming off for health reasons I have broken out around "hormonal" area like never before.
I'm thinking that I may have poly cystic ovaries but have never been checked for them before.
I was planning to go to my GP next week and get duac gel as it worked quite well before.
I take evening primrose oil - high strength, zinc and vitamin C everyday.
I also use various topicals on my skin too.
I just saw this comment and wanted to say how rude and unnecessary it was. Who are you to assume that her diet is garbage and that her use of chemicals is causing the acne???? That's absolutely ridiculous. There are many people who eat immaculate diets and still suffer from acne. There are all sorts of causes, many unknown or genetic, so to speak so cruelly is way out of turn. As for using chemicals, that nay not be *your* personal preference, but a lot if people (on these boards ) have had great success. In addition, such products obviously do have benefits that outweigh the harm (for *most* people) which is why doctors continue to suggest them.
100294, these boards are place for support, not criticism without a cause. Give your head a shake!
SpongeCake, please ignore that post!