Growing up I had very severe cystic acne. I would get huge pimpels on my face and back. About 3 years ago I went to a dermatologist and was put on amoxicillin. This antibiotic killed the bacteria that caused acne, thus while on it I didn't expeirence any breakouts, and my skin was finally able to heal.
Recently my new dermatologist was looking to take me off amoxicillin, but the problem I kept running into was my acne would start to return within a week of being off amoxicillin.
In my mind there was only 1 of 2 ways to be completely acne free - Constantly have an antibiotic in my body that would actively kill the acne causing bacteria, or create an environment in my body in which acne couldn't thrive. I tried doing the latter through taking vitamins.
I tried vitamin d, e, a, zinc by themselves, but none of them ever kept my acne away. Because the vitamins by themselves weren't working I decided to try Alive Multivitamin. I read somewhere that vitamins work together or something, that the body uses them in various ways, and was thinking that even though i was taking e or a specifically for acne, maybe my body needed more than just these.
I started taking Alive about 2 months ago and haven't had a single breakout yet. My acne hasn't returned, and I haven't had a single pill of amoxicillin. I am also taking 30,000 IU of Vitamin A daily with my 3 Alive pills as well.
So, this is what's worked for me. I would suggest that anyone who has acne or is on an antibiotic and is looking to get off of it, to try a multi vitamin like Alive because your acne could be related to a major vitamin deficiency.
Feel free to ask any questions, or let me know how Alive is working for you. I get mine from IHerb: