i take Nature Made organic flaxseed oil 1000mg supplements and have been taking 2-3 a day for the past week. aside from that, i have also been taking 450mg Saw Palmetto a few times a day, as well as 175mg Milk Thistle, 50mg L-lysine (i try to take these handful of supplements regularly), and less frequently have been taking 25000iU beta carotene, 30mg zinc, and i had D3 but ate it all.
to wash my face i have been using regular ol' Noxzema (although i got Equate, the generic brand) when i shower. i don't really wash my face over the sink as it is rather difficult to effectively do with this stuff, so at night i generally just rinse with water before bed. i have also been using the AcneFree Sulfur Mask at night, i put some over my problem areas and/or on active pimples that i have and it really seems to help. it evens my skin tone and makes my skin look better, and it also seems to help exfoliate. i was using Clearasil 10% BP spot cream, the "vanishing" kind, and i don't even know if it really helped. but recently this system has been working for me. i wash with Noxzema in the shower and leave it on for a couple minutes before i rinse it off. it can be a bit drying, but i have had really oily skin in the past year so the dryness kind of evens out, plus it is winter so dry skin is expected. then i just use some of the the Sulfur mask at night and wash it off in the morning. this has worked well to keep my pimples manageable, but only this past week since i've taken flaxseed oil has my skin REALLY cleared up.
i mean it. normally i would always have around 10 pimples on my face at all times, and right now i have none except for a little spot on the side of my forehead that's healing. also i have a lot of acne scars, which sucks, the past 4 years have been a living nightmare for me but right now i show promise, and it seems to be because of flaxseed oil.
i am keeping my fingers crossed that my face continues to clear up and stay clear. i have been taking numerous supplements for a long time with little to no results and in this past week that i've taken flaxseed oil my skin looks a lot better. i still have oily skin, but i have less blackheads now, little to none (i would always have a lot of blackheads, especially in my nose). i will post again after a few days to let you know how progress goes. i just wanted to say something because i have been going insane trying to figure out why i have acne and how to get clear.
p.s. i was also drinking GoodBelly probiotic juice drink for a couple weeks, which i think may have helped. i also take probiotic supplements but i don't know if they do/did anything, but the GoodBelly probiotic is supposed to be good. i want to continue drinking it as i have digestive problems.
Edited by This is my name, 28 December 2012 - 11:26 AM.