As you can see my acne is pretty bad. I have some serious inflammation, cystic, black&white heads, and pustules. These photos were taken three days ago and at the time I was under the prescription of anti-inflammatory pills, anti-bio tic (doxycyclin), and birth control pills. my acne settled down during the first week of taking my prescription but as I was done with the anti-inflammatory pills my acne started to flare up again. And it just got worse each day after. I had a 2nd derm appointment,which was today, to see how the pills have worked for me, but about four days ago my acne was so out of control to the point where I cannot sleep because of the pain. So I started to do some research online for something anything that can help relieve the pain at least and stumbled upon an article about Epsom salt and how it has worked for a lot of people and it was a good source of detoxification for painful swollen acne. So I gave it a try and I am on my third day of using the epsom salt mask/treatment and it definitely shows results. It brings out a head to my acne that were just swollen red bumps and the acne that already had pus in them it dries them out and then it just naturally goes away. It reduced the redness and the pain (which I was very happy about). I was able to sleep nicely after I started this treatment especially the epsom salt bath was wonderful. I truly recommend using epsom salt for painful swollen acne.
I also started to change my diet a couple weeks ago and cut out on soda, candy (which I am obsess with, so this was a hard one for me), milk ( I am planning to switch to soy milk instead but haven't drank milk in weeks because the hormones in the milk can be a cause to produce acne for some people or some people may not even know that their body cannot digest the milk properly which can also cause acne.), and ate less oily food pretty much went on a better diet for the sake of my acne.
I have not been using any chemical face wash for about a week also and I am planning on using natural lotions, cleansers, etc instead. None of the popular products had helped me one bit which I wasted loads of money on hoping it will work. i have tried proactive, neutrogena, clearasil, Boot's expert, Acnes, and Botanics.
I am hoping that my acne can get better and go away forever since I have switched to an all natural face treatment with a good diet. And also that my experience can help others who suffers as bad as I do.