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#3376820 Am I Going To Have Acne Forever?

Posted by Zimi27 on 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! :)

#3374496 Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

Posted by Zimi27 on 13 August 2013 - 05:14 PM

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.