I'm constantly experimenting with things to make my skin better. I've decided to make this log to track my progress.
A little about me: I'm 22, female, and I have PCOS.
Things I've tried in the past: Oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, retinoids, sulfur, BP, birth control pills (yasmin, yaz, mircette, apri, zovia, orth-tri cyclen), spiro, accutane, metformin
Accutane cleared me for 2 years, but everything eventually came back. I started messing with my diet and eliminated my inflammatory acne. Now I'm just left with non-inflammatory acne and oily skin.
Currently my routine is at a bare minimum to find out what is causing my non-inflammatory acne. I wash with a homemade soapwort root liquid, use 10% pure glycolic acid, and powder my face with rice powder instead of makeup in the morning. Most of my non-inflammatory acne is now gone because of these changes. I just have a few clogs on my nose, around my nose, and on my chin. My current plan of attack for eliminating these is to up my usage of glycolic acid and make more changes to my diet. Today is my first day of trying out a vegan diet.
Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with cinnamon and strawberries and a green smoothie with spinach, kale, strawberries, a banana, and water
Lunch: corn, peas, banana, pear
Dinner: peas, broccoli, carrots, celery, potato
My diet has been really clean lately, and in the past two months my period has been super short (1 to 2 days). I think there might be some sort of correlation. I'm hoping the vegan diet improves my periods and skin even more.