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#1 Exister

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

And I mean "wasted", as in things that made little-to-no difference for your skin.

Ignoring face washes and that time I tried Benzoyl Peroxide, I just calculated the amount money I've wasted on my acne. I still have the half-full bottles for most of these, the rest I just went from the top of my head.

Magnesium - $26
Vitamin A - $5
Opti-L-Zinc - $11 x 5 = $55
Zantac - $100
L-Methionine - $15
Milk Thistle - $20
St John's Wort - $15
Chromium - $8
Omega-3/Fish Oil - $40
Niacin - $15
Glucomannan - $22
Greens Daily Detox - $30
Probiotics - $40
Candizyme - $35
Nutritionist's electro-accupuncture sessions - $300

Total = $726

It'll be more if I decide all the Vitamin D I've taken has been worthless. Same for Vitamin C, B5 and L-Carnitine. But I'm still taking those, so I don't count them as "wasted" just yet. I'm thinking of ordering like $70 worth of B5 and L-Carnitine too.

I would pay another $1000 up front right now though, if it guaranteed I'd have clear skin for the rest of my life. Probably even more.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

Well, when I was younger we wasted thousands of dollars on dermatologists and medicines alone. Plus all the supplements that did nothing. I'd say well over 5 grand during my ten year battle, if not more. Also, 5 years of BP at over $20 a bottle after shipping adds up.

There's a reason I only do natural things to heal my body now. Things that will help me be healthier anyway.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

I can even count that high, but it has been a ton! Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

Oh Lawd forgive me but damn in the past couple of years I have spent i would say hundreds to thousands of dollars on my acne. From drugstore products to dermatologists to expensive salon facials to online scams and everything in between. It's disgusting.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

Not a lot I will say maybe about 400$ on my 5 year battle i am super cheap, but from what I know money doesn't cure acne. I want to change my lifestyle completely and see if this works if not i will just keep living a miserable life.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

I would pay monthly for clear skin for the rest of my life ...I mean we pay for other stupid shit.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

So would I....the problem is, all of those things I tried didn't work.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:32 AM

on average i spend £40 a month on my treatment.

So had acne since i was 12, i am now 28.

So £40 x 192 months = £2,304

Just a rough calculation, its probably higher.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

Well, when I was younger we wasted thousands of dollars on dermatologists and medicines alone. Plus all the supplements that did nothing. I'd say well over 5 grand during my ten year battle, if not more. Also, 5 years of BP at over $20 a bottle after shipping adds up.

There's a reason I only do natural things to heal my body now. Things that will help me be healthier anyway.


Me too. and i didnt have insurance for the second course of accutane. of course doctor office visits were reasonably priced back then. Unlike the outrageously inflated costs now.

And I don't consider the supplements to be wasted. More magnesium, D, etc is a good thing. I still take those two. Although that huge bottle of MSM was definitely wasted as it broke me out.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

Almost none, i was so lucky that i found the natural way to cure the right away. Ended up watching all "acneerasingsecrets" and "thelovevitamin" on youtube. And guess what im clear now and i cleared 90% of my acne in just 1-2 weeks.

I have only bought lemons, apple cider vinegar, baking soda and stuff like that which you normally have in the house.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

Mine's not much really though.
Topical treatments (BP, SA...) -
Around $135 total.

Then, saw palmetto which is $12.

Ofcourse, diet IS the biggest costly part, if it counts as being wasted on acne.