Just updating my regimen. What I have been doing consistently and has been helping my skin a lot.
1. Vitamin D2 prescription. I'm in my 2nd month and getting my levels re-tested soon to see if I'm still deficient. Vitamin D3 supplements only worsened my acne, so prescription was my only hope. This has helped me with skin texture, looking healthier, and fighting off depression and anxiety.
2. Vitamin C. I have been taking this on and off for the past couple of years. Now I started juicing more with vegetable juices and so I'm getting more vitamin C every day. If I feel a cold coming on, I take ViraStop and it's been helping. I only take it as needed though.
3. Reducing grains from my diet. This has helped a lot with inflammation.
4. Getting regular facials, including high frequency, gentle aloe vera peels, extractions (finally found an esthetician who can do them right), and blue/red light treatments. I've been getting a facial every 2 weeks, and so far I got 3 and my acne is no longer infected and heals faster. I also noticed an increase in collagen, which the red light stimulates. I'm lucky I found a spa that has affordable deals on these treatments otherwise I'd be broke by now.
5. It's my 3rd week on myo-inositol powder and so far I'm very pleased. Facial fuzz has been steadily decreasing and so has oil production (although that could also be the D finally kicking in). I get less numbness at night and sleep better. My skin feels smoother, but it's too early to tell if it will help me manage my PCOS. All the studies and user reviews I read seem very promising.
6. Stressing less and trying to take a day off each week to just relax and watch movies.
I need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I need to quit the nasty smoking habit I picked up again after 2 years of quitting. I need to get my social life back. Once I achieve these goals I'll feel like my old self again (well, my old self with new scars that is :/ )
Edited by WishClean, 18 September 2013 - 09:16 PM.