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How Much Money Have You Wasted On Your Acne?

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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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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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Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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I can even count that high, but it has been a ton! wacko.pngeusa_wall.gif

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


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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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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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.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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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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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.

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