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In Topic: Vitamin D3 Log

24 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

Day 42
Hi guys! So sorry for the delay in posting my before/after pics.
The before picture is a little embarrassing to look at because my acne at that time was definitely the worst that it's ever been. This was taken during the first week of taking D3 and I had just washed my face, so the breakouts were red and irritated. You can see I had a lot of bumps on my forehead, on and between my brow area and my chin. I also started getting breakouts near my smile lines, which had creeped into my cheek area. That area concerned me most since I've seen some people get pretty bad scarring in that area of their face.
The after picture was taken today at my job. I do have some makeup on, but you can still see I have one noticeable bump on my forehead and a blemish near the lower, right side (left in the pic) of my cheek.
I wear foundation moreso to cover up the dark spots that have been left behind. To help with that, I'm using sparing amounts of retin-a and frequent baking soda scrubs. They've lightened up a little, but it'll probably be another 3-5 months before they're completely gone.
I sincerely hope you guys try taking D3 supplements as it's done amazing things for my skin. Everybody is different, but I definitely think it's worth a shot.
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In Topic: Vitamin D3 Log

17 September 2013 - 10:29 AM

Day 35


So it's been over a month since I started taking D3 and my acne is so so so much better. I was supposed to take pictures last week, but I've been so busy when I get home from work that I forget. I'll put a reminder on my phone and hopefully post them this week so everyone can see the amazing results.


My acne has definitely lessened, but there is one thing I should point out. I feel like my body has gotten accustomed to the D3. When I first started taking it, there was practically no sign of excess sebum. But, within the last couple of weeks, I've had to blot by lunchtime. The sebum isn't anywhere near where it was before taking D3, but nontheless, I was a little dissappointed to see that it didn't stop/lessen the oil production permanently.


Even though the oil has returned some, I'm still continuing to take D3 without increasing the dose. I don't feel it's safe to take anymore than 3 dry tabs a day. 


Another thing I'd like to recommend is the use of baking soda as a scrub. As i said in earlier posts, I had stubborn bumps along my hairline that wouln't budge and the baking soda was the only thing that has cleared them up. It works great as a gentle scrub that I use with a pump of my foam face cleanser. My skin is super soft and silky after washing now and the dark spots are getting much lighter.


Couldn't be happier with how much my skin has cleared.

In Topic: Vitamin D3 Log

03 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Day 21


So, I've been consistently taking D3 supplements for about 3 weeks now and my skin has definitely improved.


However, early last week, I was going through a really tough time emotionally which made me breakout some near my hairline, forehad and smile lines. Despite the breakout, I continued to take 3 dry tabs daily and those bumps are drying out. Overall, my skin is healing, but there does seem to be a stubborn area near the right side of my jawline which is taking longer than the rest of my face.


Last week, I noticed my skin had a lot of flakies, so I've begun using a baking soda paste to lightly exfoliate every few days. I don't know if that'll have any impact on my breakouts, but if anything, my skin feels a lot better and less congested when I do it. Plus, I'm hoping the baking soda helps lighten the dark spots from bumps that have already healed.


Next week, I'll post before/after pics to document my progress.

In Topic: Vitamin D3 Log

23 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

what brand of d3 are you taking?


I'm taking Nature Made dry tab vitamins (1,000 iu) that I bought at my local grocery store. Didn't feel like waiting to get them shipped to me from an online website.

In Topic: Am I Going To Have Acne Forever?

21 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hmmm....there's a lot going on in this thread, especially with the "women will have acne their whole lives" deal. I'll throw in my two cents.


I am a woman. And, yes, I have struggled with acne since puberty. HOWEVER, throughout my many years of dealing with it and talking to my friends and family, I've personally seen many women who had acne and successfully suvived it for the long term or even permanently.


Unfortunately, there may not ever be a one cure-all treatment plan because the fact is that every person is different and things that work for me may not work for other people and vice versa.  


One thing that I want to make clear is that you HAVE to be positive, or it is possible that your acne will always be a problem. I am a true believer in trying new treatments while also using the power of your unconsious mind through meditation and positive affirmations. Your mind is stronger than you think and if you give up hope, then I can almost assure you that your treatments won't work because your body has already given up knowing that your mind has too. 


For a long time, I did give up hope and just recently I have gotten myself back on the right track emotionally and mentally. I think I've found what's right for my body and, knowing this, my acne is clearing up tremendously. We can't always predict the best treatment, but we absolutely have control over our mind to help our bodies react in the most positive way that it can.


Good luck and please don't give up! We're all with ya! :)