Not sure what the point of this post is really, maybe just to vent a bit...
I have had acne for about 12 years now (I'm 28) it mainly affects my face, upper back and upper chest. I get the occasional bit on my arms and thighs.
Diet seems to be a major trigger including the following foods:
Olives and olive oil
Nuts and seeds
Beer, ale, cider, wine (spirits less so)
Possibly nightshades (not absolutely confirmed)
Eating any type of food to excess especially carbs or eating a lot of food (if I drop my calories down to about 1500 a day I have good skin but get too skinny)
So cutting out the above has cleared the majority of my acne but it is a pain to be so strict especially if you're travelling etc I also still get a few spots every week or varying severity.
A few years back I used Oxy products (face wash & moisturiser) which I believe contain BP and it worked well although it left me with dry skin and I think I was building up an intolerance to it. The only reason I stopped was I had to go on chemo for cancer which left me with amazing skin (not after chemo though).
I have also tried the standard spot sticks and blue/red light therapy which didn't seem to have much effect so I'm thinking of going back to BP (even though I don't really want to put all the chemicals on my skin again) however I'm having to import it through amazon as you can't buy it over the counter without a prescription here anymore.
Does anyone have any advice or comments about any of above?
EDIT: To add I try and get plenty of sleep, exercise, fresh air and never touch my face unless I have just washed my hands. I also tried strict paleo diet for around 6 months but that gave me really bad acne.
Edited by Pezerinno, 01 July 2013 - 02:23 PM.