I did, pretty much lol. And I still had acne, so I basically concluded that derms are a waste of time. I had way better luck with the Regimen (sold on this site) and it's cheaper.
I follow the regimen's "science" but use my own products. I really love Marcelle cleansing milk and Philosophy gel cream moisturizer I usually follow this with retin- a and now I find my skin is fairly balanced and very "even" in tone (but that could also be the spiro). I see you like Asian BB creams? have you tried the Lioele one, it has the best coverage and the sebum control is fantastic. I paid 20 bucks for it online.
Sweet! Thanks for the suggestion. I will try that one as it isn't much more expensive than the skin 79 I'm using now (which is also great).
Drink cola and junk food everyday and see how your face explode.
Works fine for a lot of the population, food is more an issue for people that actually has acne. so fair to say it isn't an issue for everyone and isn't an absolute since the majority of the population doesn't suffer from acne. Plus the obvious, everyone is different. However, yes, you should try to eat a healthy diet
Agree so much. Acne is actually rare in the general adult population, even though a lot of people suffer from the disorder the adult majority don't experience many acne issus. How many people above the age of say 25 do you see on the street with severe acne on their face? few and far between is the answer.
Genetics influence everything and they're hard to change. You can fight against your genes.. but sometimes you lose the battle. My original post was intended to make people less inclined to blame themselves as a lot of people believe they have severe acne because of somthing they're doing or something they're eating ect.
It's sad, I feel like a lot of these alternative medicine people (on this forum) do more harm than good as they always try to tell acne sufferers to "cut out this, cut out that and take this" and basically point the finger at the victim. They always push the "leaky gut" business to high heaven too, *rolls eyes*.
Yeah I totally understand where you're coming from now. The only thing I ever disagreed with you on is food allergies being uncommon. Maybe I'm just extremely unlucky, but I do have quite a few real, serious food allergies and severe acne breakouts are just one of my symptoms. As far as leaky gut--I am torn. It was something I really believed in for a very long time. But I have to question, if that was my problem, why did nothing help? Why did a year + of being on the Paleo/gut healing diet do nothing? Why did my months and months of intensive probiotic therapy do NOTHING?
I feel now that I have to either 1) stop believing in leaky gut or 2) feel like all attempts to help my health have failed and accept that I'm probably going to die young.
It's obvious which choice is more pleasant of the two.