Hi all! Two and half weeks into my new lifestyle shift. The goal has been for these changes to improve my acne and overall skin texture.
A few changes/notes:
- I haven't been 100% consistent with any of this, so the "scientific validity" of all of my trials and errors should be taken with that in mind.
- I haven't been taking the turmeric supplement, but I have been taking 2000 iU of Vitamin D3 in addition to the zinc, black currant oil, evening primrose oil, and flaxseed oil.
So I've started off on Week 1, and I already feel a bit challenged. My skin is continuing to break out. I have one large cyst on my cheek and another on its way. I also have an active blemish between my nose and mouth (likely from wiping my nose in the cold), and another possibly coming in around my mouth in the same spot they always do, which is frustrating. Thankfully though a lot of the small closed comedones on my forehead have gone away. It's not clear yet, but it looks better than a week a
In my last post, I talked about my acne over the years and what's worked/not worked for me. In this post, I'm going to lay out my clear skin plan for the new year, which I've decided upon after some recent research and this post: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/136298--/
I have read a lot of acne.org's blogs/forums. I have read through a lot of Dr. Weil's notes on supplementation, anti-inflammatory diets, and healing from the inside. I also read the ClearSkinForever book, though don't
Hello, all. (Warning: this post is a doozy of an introduction.)
I am a 23-year-old woman who has struggled with acne since about 14. It's varied between mild and moderate, but has always caused me significant stress. This is the year I'm going to find what definitively works for me so that I can have consistently clear skin and move on to more important things in my life. (Like my career, art, enjoying the people I love, travel, etc.) I no longer want to be consumed by the self-conscious