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TerrificOnionMember Since 21 Mar 2014
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2014 02:29 PM
I am a 21 year acne victim who feels like the only person in the world who will have acne in her 60's! Also a drummer for a band and an artist
I have struggled with acne since I was 13. I have had moderate to severe acne. The first thing I started was Stridex pads which didn't do anything for me. I then moved to Proactive. My skin was tight, dry, dull, horribly flaky. I was scared to death to put anything on my face but Proactive (even though I still had pimples). Moisturizers were out of the question because I thought almost any lotion would break me out and I was scared to try. My face got less acne as time went on though. I now only struggle with acne around my jawline and cheeks. So happy I don't get it on my forehead anymore! But the cheek and jawline acne is really frustrating me. This past year I have put more time in educated myself on acne and am finding gentler ways to heal my face. I know that moisturizers are not so much a bad thing and I am moving away from this very drying proactive!! I have comedonal acne and adult hormonal acne. I have started to take omega-3 fish oil pills to help with hormones and am starting to be much gentler with my skin. And its paying off My diet is VERY boring since I cut out dairy, fried foods,greasy foods, sugar, and most processed foods. I eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, white meat and the only thing I drink is water. I also change my pillowcase very often. My face is not as dry as it used to be at all. I hardly get cysts anymore and my face has a more even complexion. I am not completely acne free yet. I am allot better than I used to be though. I know that acne is just a part of being human and it may possibly never fully go away....but it doesn't have to be this bad!
So far I am getting happier and happier with the little improvements my face has made
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