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chelslaw

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Finally Having Some Success. Saw Palmetto, Gluten Free & The Regimen.

04 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

Hi Everyone!

A summary about me, suffered from acne (regular whiteheads and blackheads) when I was a teen. Took BCP to help clear that up, which it did. Never had perfect skin but it was pretty good.

Then I turned 25 and my skin changed. The acne I got was all on my chin and jawline. The big bumps, some nodules, some cysts, some closed comedones, always inflamed.

First I was just getting regular acne on my chin, then the week before my period I was getting a big bump. Then two. Then three. Took a round of antibiotics which worked. Then when the 8 weeks of antibiotics ended, skin got worse. Tried the usual things including a very expensive medical grade skincare line which made my skin worse- it purged and purged.

Then Oct 12th I went completely gluten free and started taking saw palmetto (450mg daily) and doing Dans regimen (except in the morning i swap out BP for prescription clinidsol) and have finally found some success.

I dont know which of the three is helping, or if its the combo- but Ive barely had any active acne in 7 weeks. A pimple here or there but overall its a 90% improvement and im EXTREMELY happy.

Just wanted to share some success Ive had :)

I Took Plan B, That Might Be Where This All Started....

06 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

So I was reading back through some emails I've sent my mom complaining about big bumps on my chin.

Almost 2 years ago now this started.

I just realized that this started around the time that I had to take Plan B

Could this have really screwed up my system that much that its caused me to have hormonal acne for the past two years??

Could My Keritosis Pilaris & Acne Be Related?

18 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

just thinking out loud.
i have KP on my upper arms, going gluten free has helped it TREMENDOUSLY but not so much so for my inflamed hormonal acne.

is there a chance that the two are connected somehow? KP is when keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles, could that be whats happening on my chin as well?

just a thought.... any ideas? does that mean i should treat it any differently than normal acne?