Hi, I am new to this forum. I have been following up with acne.org since last year and I have FINALLY created an account for the forum. To make it short, I have had acne since last year when I had a breakout (moderate to severe) after I used a new makeup (bb cream) and I have tried various prescription drugs from my doctors and it only worked for a short term such as Ziana (Which I DON'T recommend because you have the chance of getting keratosis pilaris due to its ingredients after prolonged usage).
Now, I am sitting here today wondering if my facial condition is rosacea, seb derm, acne, or a combination (red spots on face, redness on cheeks, chin, nose area, and forehead, and skin colored bumps on face (KP)). I currently have an appointment set for November and I am looking forward to it. But out of curiosity, I decided to try some vitamins to see if it will help with my "unknown" condition. I have tried it for two weeks and it's sad to say that it DID NOT work for me. I know that it is too early to stop the supplements and draw conclusions but the only reason is because it is making my face redder, swollen, tired, and eyes twitch.
I first tried Zinc Picolinate last friday as well as vitamin d3. Upon taking vitamin d3, I noticed that I was extremely tired the next day (couldn't keep my eyes open) - only 1500IU intake; so I had to stop. As with zinc, I continued to take it with no changes to my face as the days went by. Then, I added vitamin b5 (pantothenic acid) to my regimen and it seemed like it made my face redder. To add to this, my family started noticing that my face was "swelling" especially my cheeks, and my eyes started twitching 24/7 except when I was sleeping.
Because of these problems, I was wondering if I was possibly allergic to the supplements. The only supplement I am taking right now is Zinc but I am going to stop because it "could" be the cause of the swelling.
P.S. I have been taking turmeric (grounded) for over 2 months now and I have to say that it DOES work for acne. I am getting less acne now and if it shows up, it is not as severe. So, turmeric is the only thing I can recommend so far. The only problem left are my scars and those little bumps on face.