I have had acne since I was 15 or 16 years old. I got (Ro)Accutane one time for 4-5 months once. I can't really remember when. Maybe at age 17. It cleared me completely for a couple of years. I'm 25 now and soon turning 26. I have been using Dans regimen and his products for some years now on/off. It helps a lot, but the last 7-8 months I haven't been able to keep clear skin. I am struggling to find out why i'm still fighting with acne. I know my mother had acne in her 20s as well, so I guess it's somewhat genetic.
I considered a few things:
- Me and my ex girlfriend of 3,5 years broke up and moved apart = a lort of stress
- I have been working out a lot compared to before (3-4 times a week lifting weights) = Hormones
- I took a lot of Whey supplements to help me gain muscle. 2-3 shakes a day.
I still work out a lot but have quit taking supplements to avoid dairy and milk.
I try to avoid dairy, refined sugar and unhealthy food and eat low-gi food. (been doing this diet for the last month)
I get acne on my chin and cheeks. I think my type of acne is papules and sometimes inflammed pastules. I guess my acne is mild to moderate.
Acne.org treatment BP 2,5 % (2 pumps)
Zinc (started one week ago)
I just ordered some AHA to try it and get rid of some red marks.
The attached photos is before my skin got worse. I think they are from february and march 2013. I was using the regimen at that time as well. Well my skin isn't horrible, but I hate I can't keep my skin clear anymore.
Edited by elfantasma, 27 September 2013 - 08:41 AM.