I first started getting severe acne over three years ago that only recently started to subside after I started making grass-fed gelatin a part of my diet.
I eat a very plant based diet (no meat or dairy products), workout frequently, have a regular cycle, etc. - so my issues with acne were beyond me. My dermatologist put me on Retin-A that left my skin dry and irritated, and gave me horrible acne scars. I wound up going off of it (after two years) when my insurance expired, and then switched to Philosophy's Help Me night cream (and a green tea retinol cream that my dermatologist makes). I also started supplementing with Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate and noticed a difference in my skin after one week. It's been two months of using this treatment method and my acne has completely disappeared. Out of the dozen indented scars on my face, only the deepest one remains and is incredibly shallow. And I am incredibly happy.
To hydrate, I alternate with jojoba oil and Andalou Naturals ultra sheer daily defense (available at Whole Foods). Anyway, I figured if other treatment options haven't been working for you, gelatin could be incredibly helpful in your fight against acne. Looking back on those three years, I spent a lot of time trying to hide my acne ridden face from family and friends, and I'm happy I finally found a solution.
Morning - Wash face with Dove exfoliating bar soap, hydrate with Andalou Naturals; Bare Minerals makeup
Night - Wash face with Dove exfoliating bar soap, wait 20 minutes then apply Philosophy's Help Me or green tea retinol; take 1 tablespoon of gelatin, on a 2 hour empty stomach, just before bedtime