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Here We Go

Alylip

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Okay, while I doubt anyone is reading, just in case someone is "Hello!"

This is where I am going to attempt to track my skin regimen and the changes that occur so hopefully I can figure out what works and FINALLY have clear skin!

Today I have 6 active pimples. 3 of them currently healing.

I washed my face with Cetaphil - Acne free sensitive

Toned with ACV & tea tree oil

Used Neutrogena Healthy Skin AHA lotion

Spot treat with Acne free Benzoyl Peroxide lotion

Vitamins

GNC Multi

50mg Zinc

Saw Palmetto

Fish oil

Vitamin D-3

Dim



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Maybe you're using too many products on your skin. When I simplified my routine my skin cleared up a lot. Also make sure you have a good diet. Green tea is really good for skin. And make sure you drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits, vegtables, nuts and seeds. Also limit dairy and white breads. Try to eat more whole grain.

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I recommend if you really want clarity, that you get some health insurance, or if you are a college student you may have access to a dermatologist at a clinic on campus. That said, use amoxicillin and cephalexin for antibiotics. The cost is only between $8.00 and $12.00 per 30 day supply. Don't spot treat pimples as much as cover the entire face with benzoyl peroxide to prevent new pimples from forming. Try using an anti-bacterial soap like dial antibacterial or some soap that contains Triclosan. You are at war with bacteria. P. acnes is the bacteria that causes acne. Triclosan kills it on contact. Its kind of risky but I also use hibiclens. Hibiclens is one of the strongest antibacterial cleansers you can obtain without a prescription . Don't forget to get started on antibiotic. You deserve all the best that modern western medicine has to offer. Forget the herbs, they will never work.

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I recommend if you really want clarity, that you get some health insurance, or if you are a college student you may have access to a dermatologist at a clinic on campus. That said, use amoxicillin and cephalexin for antibiotics. The cost is only between $8.00 and $12.00 per 30 day supply. Don't spot treat pimples as much as cover the entire face with benzoyl peroxide to prevent new pimples from forming. Try using an anti-bacterial soap like dial antibacterial or some soap that contains Triclosan. You are at war with bacteria. P. acnes is the bacteria that causes acne. Triclosan kills it on contact. Its kind of risky but I also use hibiclens. Hibiclens is one of the strongest antibacterial cleansers you can obtain without a prescription . Don't forget to get started on antibiotic. You deserve all the best that modern western medicine has to offer. Forget the herbs, they will never work.

While I appreciate your comment and help antibiotics are definitely NOT good to take for acne. It robs your body of beneficial bacteria and just masks a greater problem, it also makes you immune to antibiotics in the long run. I was on antibiotics for my acne for a long time and it just completelt messed me up internally and made everything worse in the long run.

Maybe you're using too many products on your skin. When I simplified my routine my skin cleared up a lot. Also make sure you have a good diet. Green tea is really good for skin. And make sure you drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits, vegtables, nuts and seeds. Also limit dairy and white breads. Try to eat more whole grain.

I think maybe I will simplify my routine product wise. I'm just so ready to have clear skin!

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While I appreciate the breadth of your knowledge on the subject of antibiotics, I have to correct you on one point. Antiobiotic resistance. If the P. Acnes bacteria become resistant to a particular anti-biotic, which is rare, you simply switch to a different antibiotic and so forth.It is not you who becomes immune to the antibiotic, it is the bacteria that become resistant. I have taken amoxicillin for two years and it has continued to kill the bacteria that caused my acne. Bacteria resistance is a possible outcome of using a particular antibiotic. However, just to reiterate, if antibiotic resistance occurs you tell your dermatologist and he or she will prescribe a different antibiotics. There are many to choose from. That said, a topical antibiotic, clindamycin has also helped me immensely. It gets rid of small whitehead pustules. Keep your options open. Never fear the worst, expect the best and keep fighting acne at it's source: bacteria.

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