Hi all I wanted to post my regimen and keep a log to see if I improve. I have posted a few times over the past few years but usually just browse. Anyways i'm 27/m and have been fighting pretty bad forehead acne for the better part of the last 4 years. I had a bit before then also looking at old pics but for some reason it never bothered me. I had average acne as a teen then a clear time of 2 or 3 years then my forehead exploded and I was depressed and didn't want to do anything at all. I went to a derm and was prescribed tetracycline which did wonders until I stopped taking them, then after another year of taking it and hoping for the same results which never happened. After that I tried the bp regimen and was about 80% successful for a year then it lost it's effectiveness. I tried eating better, supplements, and so on and would clear up here and there but not for long. A few months ago I had a clear spell of 3 months.. the only thing I can contribute that to was I was so fed up I only drank green juice for 3 days and did a half-a** liver flush with epsoms. Besides that I have no idea why it was gone and that's the worst part!!
After having ok skin the last few weeks I was content until a few days ago I got 3 or 4 big spots which I haven't had in a while. In any case im fortunate to only have 5 or 6 spots compared to when it first came on of an even bumpy covering all over my forehead that was just disgusting. Also the rest of my face is clear except for a few once in a while. My back also is not the clearest which im also working on.
I have been reading so much about adult acne. Im laid off so I can try things full bore without worrying about work for the time being. I sometimes search full days at a time which really shows me how much it bothers me especially since I am very active and love being outdoors.
So after reading and reading I was convinced on liver flushes until I read about keeping your bowels moving so your not stressing your system in the first place.
So here is my daily regimen which I am strictly sticking to for at least 2 months.
Wake up have a fiber drink with 2 probiotic pills.
One hour later have a green smoothie consisting of one cup kale and spinach, 1 cup water and 1-2 cups fruit. ( I have tried smoothies in the past but was never consistent with taking them or making with an actual recipe but I do believe they helped)
Lunch big green salad (I add cheese and some ham for flavor)
Dinner I aim for healthy non processed foods and another cup of green juice
One more probiotic before bed.
I also take twice a day
I have been taking these for a while with mixed results so any improvement I won't heavily rely on these supplements for it. I have tried a lot of supplements for months at a time so these ones were really some of the last ones I was reading about before I decided to really hammer down this acne.
I also stopped eating late at night after dinner which I would do constantly because I stay up late and no I would not be eating veggies it would be mozzarella sticks or chips and dip...garbage. I am trying to chew my food more and not overeat, also drink water with dinner all of these helping digestion. Almost have to tell myself to stop eating when im full and not get 2nds or 3rds because it tastes good. The smoothies fill me up too which is good.
I drink about a gallon of lemon water a day and water intake is highly recommended while taking a fiber supplement.
My last part I am still waiting for in the mail is dead sea salt and a dead sea salt soap bar. I will lightly exfoliate with the salt and take baths hoping for my back to improve. I always look good after the beach even without a tan so im hoping this will help. I also have a small spray bottle which I will spritz salt water on my skin with.
I started the greens, probiotics, and fiber a few days back and my skin does seem to look better. No junk food, sweets or soda either which I know doesn't hurt.
Another note is I had very hard bm's and had some bit of constipation so the toxins were not getting out of my body. The green's and fiber is regulating my bathroom time which is great. Always read that digestion is related to the forehead so this should in theory greatly benefit my particular case.
Any questions or comments appreciated. Never give up!
Edited by iroc86, 04 August 2013 - 03:59 PM.