Okay, that's it. After reading through 3 pages of this I'm really excited and hopeful about this. Growing up my parents used to demand I wash my face, but I never did because I literally never had a single pimple. My senior year in high school (2010-2011) I started to notice that my head would get extremely oily and greasy and I remember one kid even making a big deal about how "shiny" my forehead was. But still, not really a single pimple that I can remember.
It wasn't until after the summer of 2011 and I broke out severely. Extremely bad. So naturally I started to use face washes. Then in the summer of 2012 I realized that my face had cleared up and I don't remember seeing much oil if any. Then in september I broke out again all the way until in the summer of 2013 and my face cleared up again!
So this time I took note to the fact and wondered if it had anything to do with the sun. I live in Southern California, and so during the summer I'm regularly at the beach or in my pool in the backyard. I tan really easily and my face would tan often.
So obviously I thought it had something to do with the sun.
Around September, again, my skin got really oily/greasy again. I decided to sit out in the sunlight for at least 30 minutes a day. I noticed that no matter what, sun or no sun, my forehead would get significantly more greasy when I was outside, or even just driving my car. (still does to this day.)
Just yesterday I realized, hey... the weather during the winter is dry. Dry weather= dry skin. Dry skin= body overproduces sebum to forehead= pores being clogged= bacteria= pimple.
So regardless of whether or not I get out in the sun during fall/winter/spring does not matter. The dry weather will kill my skin every time I guess. Summer is my only good season apparently.
So perhaps this is the only way to get that vitamin d into my skin, supplements. It makes sense. I never thought of it but hey, thank god for this.
Here's my daily routine.
Wake up: Use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Dime size amount. Wash out with room temperature water.
Shower: Just use mild water, nothing else.
Go to sleep: Use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Dime size amount. Wash out with room temperature water.
So I don't do much, but then again this regiment has worked for me better than other regiments that I've used before that caused me to break out severely.
So I'm convinced after three pages that this is what I need to try. Before I try it I'm going to request a blood test at the doctor's just so I can see my current Vitamin D levels before experimenting with this. Unfortunately tomorrow is Sunday, and so I can't request a doctor's visit until Monday. I'll report back here my levels.
That same day I am going to began supplementing with Vitamin D3 1000IU once a day, with the addition of Vitamin C 500mg tablets right after as recommended by SebumSucks, and I'll also be continuing my same regiment as posted above. I'm going to report back constantly with my results. Fingers crossed!