Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
acne
 
© Creative Commons

acne


pinklilac

This was taken in spring of 2005 (the date shown on the camera description is off). I had small papules covering my entire face, and deep, painful cysts on my chin. The skin on my face was also extremely red and irritated, despite being very oily. That same spring, I was diagnosed with prediabetes and PCOS. At the time, I had been abstaining from ALL dairy products for about 4 years. However, I was a vegetarian and ate a lot of whole grain products such as cold cereals and sprouted grain tortillas, which are relatively high on the glycemic index. Eventually, I figured out that when I cut the carbs way down and ate mostly low-glycemic carbs (apples, berries, yams, etc.), my skin and blood sugar did better. At the time of the photo, I was using differin at night and benzaclin (combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) during the day. I had been using that combination for over two years, and it had been working. I attribute the breakout to stress and a high glycemic diet, which caused hyperinsulinemia and hormone imbalance.

Copyright

© Creative Commons
From the album:

Complete Resolution of Severe Acne

  • 2 pictures
  • 0 comments
  • 4 image comments

Photo Information for acne

Camera information


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×