Even before I ended my antibiotics, I've been taking supplements to help my body preform at its best. These are the ones that I take for my skin:
One a day teen advantage
vitamin E 400 IU
There are a whole bunch of supplements out there, but I'm looking for one that would help with dark spots. I've heard that vitamin E is supposed to be good for them when applied topically, however I have certain reservations about applying it directly to my skin after watching this vid:
As a pre-med student I find her reasoning sound however there are also a lot of positive feed back out there for applying it directly to the skin so i'm kind of in a bind . So I've decided to finish up this bottle of vitamin E in addition to the multivitamin internally and find a legit "hair, skin, and nails" vitamin.
I'll update when I find one!
I have now been on:
Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nail with 5000 mcg of Biotin (3 pills a day)
Evening Primrose Oil 1300 mg (1 pill in the morning, 1 at night)
in addition to the above for a week now. I've noticed a reduction in small white comedones (really small white heads) on my nose. My face does not feel less oily, but it looks less oily somehow.
I will update when I finish the bottle of primrose oil!
First I would like to introduce myself as kuropanda and I'm a rising sophomore at a very stressful University. Last year (2010) at around this time I started to suffer from moderate, chronic acne as a result of stress from the transition from high school to university. Through most of the 2010-2011 academic year I had at least one blemish on my face . Additionally the drastic change in diet really did a number on my skin my skin and energy level (college food is possibly lower on the ladder than fast foods).
However since finally going to a dermatologist back in May (2011), I have more or less successfully cleared my skin. I recently ended my 2 month stint on antibiotics (minocyclin) and I'm hoping to continue good results. My current daily regimen-
Murad Clarifying Cleanser
Duac (prescription topical cream)
Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15
Clinique all about eyes
Boscia BB Cream
Murad Clarifying Cleanser
Differin (prescription topical gel)
Once of twice a week I do a green clay mask made of:
-french green clay
-3 uncoated aspirin
-aloe vera, water, lemon juice or facial toner (anything at hand to dissolve aspirin in)
I also use a Clarisonic Mia with sensitive facial brush. When I do get a pimple, they are very very small, un-inflamed white heads that clear up within two days. The major problem I have now is the dark spots (scars?) that were left behind by the acne. Though this is a vast improvement from what I had started with, I'm searching for something that will help take care of this hyperpigmentation without interfering with my presciptions. In the past I had used a night gel containing hydroquinone, which did little to nothing for me. For this reason I'm looking for a good facial peel that I don't need to use more than twice a week. Two weeks ago I started using a sample of REN glycolactic peel. The sample tube has a lot of product in it, so I will hopefully see some good results before it runs out .
If you have any peel or dark spot treatment suggestions, I would love to know about them!