I'm 49 and have battled acne since my first pregnancy 20 years ago. I have tried every conventional treatment including Accutane ( 4 times! ) and seen countless dermatologists and an endocrinologist....but nothing has worked. As you acne sufferers know, it is a condition that is personally and socially debilitating. One month ago I visited a Homeopatholigist / MD. He told me my acne was a skin form of diabetes and that it am glucose intolerant, that my blood was too acidic, and the Aspartame in diet sodas was contributing to the acne as well. He suggested the following: 1) stop consuming sugar. 2) Stop eating or drinking anything with Aspartame in it. 3) Take supplements to balance my PH levels. I have followed this regime religiously and I do not have a zit on my face. In fact, I didn't get any new acne since the day I began! I have never blogged before but I simply had to share this with fellow sufferers.