Chronic acne sufferer here. Started at 13 and is still here at almost 26. As I get older, it gets worse. Anyway, last summer I found a fermented cod liver oil product from Green Pastures. It combined fermented cod liver oil with high vitamin butter oil. In short, it contains a ton of natural Vitamin A, D, and K2 which apparently all work together. It is better by reports than plain old synthetic vitamin A. You can read more on the Weston Price website if you are interested.
Anyway, I started taking it the beginning of September 2012. My face was riddled with deep pimples (some cystic) and I also had some nasty ones on my neck. By the end of the month, I stopped breaking out! October, November, December. Nothing. My horrible breakouts stopped and the oil on my face was gone. That's 3 months of no pimples and that is literally a record for me. I never went 3 days before without a zit since I was a kid.
Come Christmas Day 2012, yes Christmas, I got a staph infection on my chin. For some reason, I attributed it to the cod liver oil. I stopped taking it after antibiotics for the staph infection. Acne comes back a few weeks later. I start the cod liver oil again. Face clears. Another staph infection in my nose in April. I stop the cod liver oil again as I was sure it caused it (stupid me).
So here I am looking to get the magic back from the fermented cod liver oil. I do not think it caused my staph infections and that was probably something totally different. I am going to be taking 1.5 TSP a day and should know in the next few weeks if it's gonna work. 1.5 TSP a day gives me between 9000-10000 IU of Vitamin A day. Remember it isn't synthetic so every bottle isn't the same . This is as close to a low dose of accutane you will get in my opinion so I am excited. If I do get clear, and I think I will, I will keep this log updated as I attempt to come off topicals. Stay tuned.
Edited by spartan32, 18 September 2013 - 11:02 PM.