This is a just a post to hopefully help someone. This is about where I am and what I've learned.
My name is Cameron and I have dealt with acne since I was about 14. I am 19 now and my acne has gone through a lot of changes. Sophomore, Junior and Senior year of High School I had lots of cysts on my cheeks. I tried a lot of medications and stupid techniques to get rid of acne through the years but eventually started some sort of "regimen" probably about 15 months ago involving face wash, BP, salicylic acid and lotion. After doing research, I started to experiment overtime by reducing my face washing to twice a day from three, eating more/less of certain foods, taking supplements and just recently I bought the regimen kit. All these things helped my skin slowly get to where it is now. It isnt perfect but it is a LOT better than it was a few short months ago.
I dont let my diet dictate my life at all but I generally try to make somewhat conscious decisions regarding my diet and acne. It is necessary to point out that it did not at all make my acne go away but taking diary and high glycemic foods without a doubt HELPS! at least for me it did.
Supplements also seem to not be the "cure" but definitely something worth taking. I take a mutlivitamin, omega 3, zinc and ibueprofen when I have a big zit. These have definitely helped me out a lot.
A week ago I received my regiment kit plus. I have nothing but good things to say about it so far, my skin has gotten pretty used to high loads of BP over the years so i havent gone through a red, dry, itchy phase at least yet. Aside from having no breakouts for a week and a few days, my skin's overall texture and feeling is a lot better on the regimen.
Eat relatively healthy, take supplements, get LOTS of sleep and find a regimen. Like i said, Dans has been working great for me. Also, I have exzema and the jojoba oil has basically cured it. As far as the social aspect, do your best to just pretend like your skin is clear. it is the worst feeling ever always wondering how your skin looks and I honestly wish that upon no one.
QUESTION: My skin is feeling pretty clear these days and I am relatively pleased but someone should PLEASE look at these pictures and give me some personalized advice!! I have some scarring and bumps on my chin that arent very visible unless its in the light or i puff out my cheeks but theyre still annoying!