Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:39 AM
I have had acne since I was 12, I am now 19 and still battling it. With no luck at all may I add! I have very oily acne prone skin. I have tried everything and no longer have the strength in me to continue, I just can't cope! It is destroying me mentally and physically. I have no confidence, extremely shy and I hate going out. The only reason why I am still here today is because of my boyfriend, It would crush him if something happened me. Although being with him doesn't make me feel any better, he is good looking, flawless perfect skin and he is the most confident person I've ever met. We are complete opposites so I wonder how long it will take for him to realize that and leave me...
I have been to the doctors about my depression a few times now and they have done nothing to help me. I have gave up on them too they are useless! Only the doctors know how I really feel inside and I am still left feeling helpless.
I have been to the dermatologist countless of times and here is what they gave me to try:
- Oxy 10
- 30% Salicylic Acid Peels
- Acne Free in 3 Days (Apple Diet)
- No Diary
- No Sugary foods
- Vitamin C
- Garlic Capsules
- Omega 3,6,9
After none of these worked I was discharged from dermatology! I guess they gave up trying to help me...
So then I started to spend huge amounts of money on brands such as Clinique and Origins. I have also tried ALL the products available over the counter!
The only thing I have not tried is Accutane.
Can someone please help me?
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:02 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:09 AM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:12 PM
Clinique and Origins products did not help my acne at all! Neither did proactive or murad. Maybe look into boscia which is a more natural line, but still try to minimize what you put on your face to help it calm down.
Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)
** Find the cause, find the cure **
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