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Hi Just wanted to re post the general part of what I've been doing. I think the other version will just take too long to read for most people.

Now I'm finally acne free.

In summary what I have been doing:

1. No more coffee in my diet.

2. No more dairy in my diet.

3. No more diet softdrinks in my diet.

4. No more refined flour in my diet, and I am greatly reducing the amount of bread products I am eating.

5. I bought a juicer, and have my lemon juice every single morning first thing.

6. I have been washing my back with lemon juice... Not only is this killing the bacteria, it also sped up the time

of that "after redness' and discoloration of the skin where a pimple once was.

7. I have been exercising daily. I have been doing both cardio, and yoga.

8. I use a towel 3 times only, after the 3rd use, It's time for a new towel.

9. Also when I towel my body, i 'pat' my skin dry rather than rub it dry. This will help retain moisture in the skin. And also not spread dead skin cells across you which my plug a pore.

10. I clean my bed sheets, blankets, and pillow case once a week. In addition to that, I only wear clean clothes when it's bedtime, and I shower before bed, so I am clean before I go into my bed.

11. I have been drinking my 8 glasses of water a day.

12. I wear 3 shirts a day... 1 after my shower and before my bed, 1 after i get out of bed and go off for my day, and 1 after i workout. (I know showering would help after my workout but then i just want to have 1 shower a day, not 2).

13.Hair... I wash my hair daily, and I wash it first when I shower. The bacteria will rinse off on my body, and the bacteria will wash all over my body out of my hair. If you want try something like head and shoulders shampoo, which is a bit harsher shampoo but will kill more bacteria rather than just 'wash it out'. But it's also a harsher shampoo. Or use an anti-bacterial shampoo.

14. Daily supplements... Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Garlic Oil, Zinc, Omega 3, Cal/Mag/Zinc, probiotic supplement.

15. 2 cups of green tea daily, in the morning a caffeinated cup, in the evening a decaffeinated cup.

16. Getting that 8 hours of sleep, and those 8 glasses of water.

17. Also I haven't been drinking any alcohol at all.

18. I have also been avoiding legumes, peanuts, etc.

19. One surprise is that I still include my one piece of dark chocolate (85%) cocoa

20. No soy products.

21. I have been eating more fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.

So I decided that I would seek out as much acne information I can and treat my own acne the way I want to treat it (with no prescription drugs, antibiotics, or harsh acne creams).

I succeeded!!! I think you can to if you follow this very closely. It's going to take self discipline though to follow all these rules.

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Congrats!! I am very happy for you :dance:

How long did it take you to get 100% clear?

what do you use on your skin (other than your back) for washing and mositurizing?

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For washing... I have been doing the lemon therapy before the shower...

Using lemon juice to really scrub down hard on blackheads... and all over the face and neck.

And also on the back. I'm finding that the lemon juice is working really well overall.

I think it kills acne causing bacteria, helps remove oil, unclog pores, sloughs off excess dead skin, and also helps with the redness.

You know for moisturizer I haven't been using anything lately... I had been using spectro combination skin... which is supposed to be a good moisturizer for acne prone skin, but I find even that will plug my pores.

I have been told that the best moisturizer for acne is Aloe-Vera Gel bought in a health food store.

Thanks for asking!! It actually brings it too my attention that I need a new moisturizer, I think I will pick some of that up today.

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