I'm new to this site, just signed up in fact...
I am trying to help my 13yo (almost 14) son, who has been battling acne for several years now. Yes, it started when he was quite young, way younger than his peers. He was about 8 when he got his first pimple. I'm sure he inherited it from me, since I have had acne for most of my life... I'm now 43, and I started getting acne at age 5... no joke. So, now I am re-living the nightmare with him
Anyway, I've tried countless natural remedies... too many to list. His diet is very good: dairy-free, gluten-free, mostly organic, no fast food, fresh fruit, veggies, non-GMO, etc. Meanwhile, his peers eat complete JUNK and their skin is virtually flawless... NO FAIR!
It breaks my heart to look at my son... I want to help him as much as I can. I know exactly what it's like to live with the nightmare of acne. I was on Accutane at age 16, but now that I know how toxic it is, can I really do that to him? I don't know. I would much rather find a natural, safe remedy that I can feel good about.
He has every type of acne... blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, nodules, very oily skin and hair. He also has it pretty bad on back of neck, shoulders, back, and chest. I think part of it might be due to his chest/facial hair coming in? I don't know. He's my oldest.
So... recently I've read about people having great success clearing up their acne simply by taking Vitamin D3. I ran out and bought some over the weekend, and today is Day #3 on it. I'm a little confused by how much to give him... He's taking 4000-5000 IU daily. Is this too much?
Please, if any of you have had great results from Vitamin D3, let me know... I need the encouragement. I need to find a way to get his oil under control, because that must be what's causing his breakouts. His pores get so clogged, and it's just getting worse as he gets older. I feel so bad for him. He is starting high school next year, and I know what an important time that is to make first impressions!
Btw, I ordered that product Vilantae, received horrible (or no) customer service from them... it took forever for the product to arrive, so that I thought it must be a total scam. Well, I finally received it just last Friday, but haven't opened it. I am planning to return it, because I don't trust it. Does anyone know anything about Vilantae? I'm thinking it's somewhat of a scam and must be too good to be true.
Thank you. Hoping to find a solution for him soon. I've tried so many things over the years, only to get hopeful, and then get let down...