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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:30 AM

I'm coming out of a long period of anxiety/depression during which I neglected my skin completely and ate crap. Now my skin is

broken out and inflamed like I've never seen it before. Going back to my old skin care routine, the stuff I've used is now

irritating the hell out of my skin. I'm back to the vitamins and super-clean, healthy eating again, including foods high in

omega-3s and probiotics. Aside from the healthy eating (and avoiding stress/utilizing stress management techniques like yoga, meditation, warm baths, etc) any other recommendations for calming my skin? How should I be cleaning it now?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:43 AM

Have you seen a Dermatologist (skin specialist)? If you have moderate or worse acne then you need to be under the care of a Dermatologist to prevent physical/psychological scarring. Dermatologists can prescribe you a range of oral and topical medications which are effective and which you may not have tried, including oral antibiotics, which are particularly effective in combination with a topical retinoid cream/gel such as Retin-A or Differin.
Good luck

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

I have seen a dermatologist, acanya and atralin is irritating me right now.


I'd rather not go the antibiotic route if I can help it.


I was hoping for some additional home remedy advice but I guess I'm doing all that I can do.



EDIT: I don't know why my text is coming out so small, I adjusted the font to the largest size and its still doing this.

Edited by Zevcat, 02 September 2013 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:19 PM

As far as stuff you can do at home.


1) Clean eating, no dairy, no sugar, low carb, you are probably already doing this.

2) Vitamin D, 30 minutes a day produced naturally from the sun actually outside, glass filters UV rays so you don't get it form a window, bodies doesn't absorb it well from pills. Vitamin D is a great pre-hormone that prevents inflammation in the skin.

3) Something antimicrobial without benzoyl peroxide or a retinoid. Acanya has BP in it. Atralin is just a retinoid. If you can get your derm to prescribe something antimicrobial (such as pure clindamyacin or azelaic acid) it can help stop the inflammation on the bacterial end of the spectrum without irritating your skin. 

4) You're already taking probiotics, but I've found that a good digestive enzyme pill (containing amylase, lactase, protease, etc.) helps buffer any negatives in the food I eat. 

5) Adding in some other herbs that disrupt the inflammation cycle, such as vitamin B5 and saw palmetto.

6) Switching to a very gentle cleanser and moisturizer such as CeraVe. 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:26 PM



Now there are lines through my words!  is there a glitch on the forum today, LOL?


Anyway, all good advice, thank you so very very much!

Edited by Zevcat, 02 September 2013 - 01:31 PM.

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