I'm 22 and I've had acne since I was 14 or so. It has gotten worse and worse throughout the years, and over the past 2 years, started scarring my face. I was getting ready to spend a lot of money that I don't really have to see a dermatologist and go on accutane (which has a lot of bad side effects, I hear)
Here's a list of some of the things I've tried. I've tried nearly everything:
Prescription topical benzoyl peroxide
Clean and Clear
Proactive (multiple times)
and many MANY more that i just can't remember. I've also tried almost every home remedy such as eggs, and so on. Egg yokes did make my skin softer for a short period of time but didn't help acne.
I started taking zinc last Thursday after reading all of the great reviews on this website. Since everyone talked about having naseau, I only took zinc after I had ate a really good meal. I never experienced any naseau that way, so I highly recommend to just go by the reviews and don't risk getting sick! After 4 days my acne had cleared up by about 80%. I was in disbelief! I wanted to wait a full week before writing a review though. Now my acne has cleared up 95%!!!!! I still have some red marks from zits that I had last week, and I had one new zit on my cheek this morning, but that is it. Which is a miracle because last week I had about 20 (noticeable) zits, and about a million whiteheads and blackheads.
Zinc really is the only thing that has worked for me. Ever. I wish I would have known about this 5 years ago.
I take 50mg a day, one day I was getting a little anxious and took 50mg in the morning and 25 at night. Both after eating and I didn't have any bad side effects.
I've also noticed nice improvements even besides the acne going away. My complexion looks clearer, as a whole. Even with a zit or two, my skin looks very pretty and clear, like the zits don't even matter! My skin is also a lot smoother, wh