Just got word today from my doctor that I have a vitamin d deficiency. I was given the same results from a blood test last year, but I don't think I took the supplements long enough to notice or recognize a difference in oil production or breakouts. Plus, it was a prescription so I don't know if that was the reason why since it was probably d2, not d3.
I'm a 27 year old woman and I've had acne since I was about 13/14 years old. It usually bounces back and forth from extremely moderate to moderate, but within the last two months, it's gotten precipitously worse with constant widespread breakouts on my forehead, chin, jawline, hairline and a lot of white head and blackhead congestion around my nose that spreads down to the sides of my chin. It literally hurts and is very uncomfortable to even apply apply lotions and gels to my face, it's that bad!
These recent flairups have really been bothering me because I have never had such bad acne. The last few years, I've had maybe 1 or 2 pimples on my forehead at any one time and now it's covered with bumps. My cheeks are the only places where the acne doesn't flare up. Thank God there's one spot that's been untouched!
Throughout the years I've tried so many products even though my acne has been pretty moderate. I received a referral to a derm, but I'm so over being put on more antibiotics or retinoids that never seem to work. BP gel used to help, but my skin no longer reacts to it like it used to. Plus, BP was never a 100% solution. I'd still have at least 2-5 pimples on any one day plus extreme flakies from the irritation it was causing.
Anyhow, I'm going to start taking the D3 supplement today or tomorrow since I do have a deficiency with the hope that it helps reduce sebum and acne breakouts. My doctor didn't say what my vitamin d level currently is, but she did say I need about 2,000 iu per day. I'm going to keep a diary and photo log of what happens as I take it.
I really hope it works as I don't want to resort to going back to a derm that's gonna prescribe me more stuff that doesn't work. Would also love if it helps my extreme fatigue. I'll post again in a few days.