I struggled with hormonal cystic acne on my chin for years.
Since I was as young as 13 I remember having large, painful lesions on my chin. I would only have one or two at a time, but they would be huge and red and last for a month or more! I sort of just dealt with it through high school, trying different cleansers and spot treatments from the store and thinking it would go away as I got older. In college, I realized nothing was getting better after all these years. I also started having issues with ovarian cysts.
I started to do some research and read about different areas on your face being affected by different areas on the body, which I absolutely believe. I realized the two might be connected, so I started a long journey with visits to dermatologists and doctors. I'm not a candidate for hormone therapy because I suffer a few other health complications. I had an allergic reaction to Spironolactone and I couldn't keep down the Doxycycline. They kept pushing Accutane on me, and I kept saying no. Finally, frustrated, I said "I'll think about it" and brought all of the materials home to go over with my parents. The Accutane book scared me, I couldn't put something in my body that was so frightening. I sat down with my mom and we spent two hours searching the internet together on our laptops, showing each other articles and websites.
I finally came upon acne.org and at that point I said "what have I got to lose? I already have the acne, it can't get worse." I noticed results really early. My face always felt clean and within two weeks a cyst that would have taken a month to go away was a tiny red speck on my face. I've had one cyst in the 6 months I've been on The Regimen, and any other acne spots I've had are my own slip-ups in the routine but getting back on schedule heals them quickly. I've never been so happy with my face, and I didn't think clear skin was something I'd ever see on myself.
Thank you for giving me clear skin, and the confidence that comes with it.