I haven't used this website since ca two years perhaps ?!
Mainly because I had my acne somewhat under control since then...
But these days my skin is getting worse and worse ( my pores have always been huge , not blessed with good skin genes either)
getting more whiteheads, papules, clogged pores... I keep popping the whiteheads because they are just BEGGING to be popped.
and I'd rather have red spots than gross whiteheads.
I tend to eat super healthy ( mostly organic, avoid sugar , white anything ( bread, pasta , etc)
Sometimes gluten free) I really watch what I eat without over stressing about it ... I love veg/fruits to begin with
and not fussed about meat these days.
and I believe am allergic to dairy, have not been tested but am 98%certain.
I cycle for about an hour/ day or more so i think I am getting moderate amount of excercise ?!
I've quit smoking since January and I don't drink so often. Only beer and wine now and then.
And as for my skin care routine:
I wash my face with noreva zineac face wash in the evening. in the morning just with water.
For moisturizer , I use this brand Dermaessence soft cream which is catered for acne skin but without all the harsh ingredients and
Avene triacneal for my blackheads ( kind of working ??) And /// epiduo...
Wanted to stop using BP because I didn't want to be dependent on it and I'm worried about its
longterm sideeffects . but it seems to be the only thing that keeps my acne from going crazy at the moment.
I've tried tea tree oil, jojoba oil, turmeric, yogurt, honey , lemon etc masks ... all sorts of natural remedies...
I *think* I'm allergic to most of them... I always break out in tiny spots afterwards... (it's great for the first few days then BAM)
my acne is also hormonal but I can't take birth control as my mom had breast cancer and that would be the worst thing to take for my situation.
Ideally I would like to go for the holistic method but .., I feel I need something more drastic?!
what are my options? I find dermatologists to be generally usesless! I know more about skincare than they do!?
this also affects my mood...
Edited by weirdlogic, 06 July 2013 - 03:43 AM.