Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:56 PM
But first, let me give you guys a timeline.
So in September I shipped off for Navy bootcamp and and within a week of being there broke out like crazy. I've never really had acne in my life an sir was everywhere; my back my face my chest. It was bad. Got outta bootcamp, and instead of it getting better, it got worse. I was using the same things that kept me clear at home. So I started taking zinc, vitamin e,d3, c and fish oils, along with starting up the regimen. I've been on the regimen for almost 8 months and it's gotten worse. I tried no dairy, Didnt help. Tried low carb/no wheat, Didnt help. Nothing helped. So I started thinking about less concrete factors.
Diet- my diet changed a lot. Most of the food here
is processed and full of preservatives. But at home I ate a lot of carbs(weightlifter) which is supposedly horrible for you.
Sleep schedule- I wake up a lot during the night
because the beds here are horrible, but I didn't sleep much at home either from partying.
Stress- I'm under A LOT of stress, but my mom passed away freshman year and was definitely more stressed out then than I am now, and I was clear.
I exercise less here because of time restraints, but back when I was fat (soph/junior year) I had a clear face.
The I ly two things that I can really think that would be making a huge difference would be the water quality here and the climate. Here in Illinois it's much colder, windier and much less sun compared to SacramentoCA where I'm from. The water quality here is more than twice as bad compared to Sac as well.
My questions I guess then are, do you think puberty hit me REALLY hard at 19 (I've been able to grow a beard for almost 3 years now) or that these two factors are what is killing me?
And if you think that's whats causing my acne, do you think it will go away when I go back home?
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:30 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:57 PM
Ps. I went home for Xmas and I didn't get a single pimple while I was there.
Also I don't have cystic. Just white heads. The over all quality of skin has been a lot worse here. Very dry, pale, and dull
Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:02 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:16 PM
You know another thing it could be is do you ever try to squeeze or pop your zits? Like 90% of the time its a bad idea because it can push the infection even deeper into your skin and even spread it to the surrounding pores (one thing leads to another and you're breaking out on that side of your face for months). No one likes to walk around with giant (or even mediumish) whiteheads on their face though so if that's whats going on I dunno what to tell you other than don't do it.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:18 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:52 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:01 PM