Stop F***ing around. Scrubs/peels/chemicals arent going to do you ANY favours. If it does seem like its clearning acne, it is doing so by making your skin so uninhaitable / damaged that not even acne will grow on it, not good. You have 2 options. 1) Nothing. just wash your face with a gentle cleanser, eat a full healthy diet without worrying too much about what you eat, a few chips/cookies wont kill you (unless you have digestive problems, then it all about diet) keep your pillow cases clean, and double rinse them after you wash them. No fabric softener. Drink plently of water without overdoing it. Stop thinking about your acne, and go about your day. This will keep your skin/health in good condition while your body readjusts whatever is going wrong. Option 2) Accuntane. The idea is if your acne is severe it will scar therefore this is the only viable option, with a fairly high success rate. There are no other options if you know whats good for you. BY NO MEANS, or under ANY CIRUMSTANCES will you agree to take ANY antibiotics. These are meant to save lives, and when you need t hem they may not work. But more importantly, in the last couple years alot of research has come out about the long term effects of antibiotics. If you'd like to permanently damage your digestion, which will causes all sorts of havoc, acne included, then by al means, go ahead, but i strongly advise against it. anyone using clindamycin needs to seriously consider stopping this. I have read NUMEROUS posts on topix about users having side effects of clindamycin. Several damaged there skin long term (rash, dry flakey, wrinkly, large pores) a few went on to develop IBS and one guy actually contracted C DIFF from TOPICAL clindamycin. It has a high penetration rate, and is immediately absorbed by your body. Clindamycin comes with a black label warning, the highest warning you can put on a drug, and was banned in China in 2005 because of numerous side effects/fatalities. Antibiotics are NOT to be fucked with, AVOID AT ALL COSTS (only take if you are literally DYING) It is pitiful that these are even still available, they should be taken off the market, or used only in do or die circumstances. You do NOT have a chemical / antibiotic defieciency so why are we using them? The sun is reasonable amounts is GOOD for you. Get outside more, the fresher air, and mixture of bacteria everywhere is benefitial for you. Heavy chronic stress will mess with al lyour horomones, particularily cortisol, which if kept in an elevated state, will cause all sorts of weird shit, acne and rapid aging included. So. yeah. take accunatne or just focus on being healthy and happy, or do all 3. Ignore all other options, they offer you nothing but future problems. ESPECIALLY THAT SCRUB!! *garbage* (if your skin was meant to be cheese grated we'd all have sand paper for hands)
By the way, the best thing is the water, once you find how much you need to drink everyday (which is hard cause everyday wont be the same) pretty much just listen to your body, it'll tell you when you are thirsty, dont ignore and drink 90% water. A coffee here or there or a glass of pop whatever, again, wont kill you, it's a treat. Tap water is awful, do not drink this crap, even if you have a brita. Get a good water purification system (reverse osmosis, charcol filter / prefilter / UV light) Or find a water depot that does this (I get 19L for $2.50) not that expensive once you get the cooler and a couple jugs) If thats not an option thee bottle water, but get as low of a flouride / chlorine percent as you can (.3 PPM IS AWFUL) and if you want,buy some distilled water and add it to your bottled water. This is super clean water, and any argument that it leeches whatever will be voided as soon as you add it to the other water.
Be well, and plan for the distant future, not just tommorow.
Edited by Doddy46, 01 September 2013 - 05:54 PM.