In 5th grade I began breaking out around my hairline, shampoo relieved the problem. Until 6th grade I was clear... in the beginning of 7th grade I was breaking out on a monthly basis. It was bad for me because most other kids did not have any acne, whatever.
13-15 yr/o were the worst years for my acne. My skin was rough, yet oily, and an overabundance of dead skin. Pores clogged all around my T-zone, causing them to be rather large.
I tried my best to cover my acne. I used liquid foundation (I'm sure this made the appearance of my pores much worse)
My T-Zone used to be very oily
... it was probably my diet.
Growing up in a low socioeconomic area, we ate a common Western diet (white noodles, cheese, starchy vegetables, candy) odd, I was fatter and withstood more breakouts when I became vegan... I think this caused my insulin resistance. my acne was far worse when my diet was entirely depleted of cheese and meat. I retained a lot of water in my face and arms and stomach. I avoided being outside because my skin was oily to the touch (residual grease left behind on fingertips)
perhaps those years caused the hyperpigmentation that I continue to battle. I never had pustules, really. It almost looked like acne blanketed with an extra layer of epidermis. gross. My skin is much better now; I will post photographs! I swear I will.
([ I used to use bp twice, daily. I stopped when my face was flakey and clouding my face with dead skin. note: I did not use moisturiser! ]
I felt like I needed someone to control the proliferation of skin cells... as this is my most prevalent concern for my skin.
*i did this with peels, microdermabrasion, and differin)
(I'd like your opinions about Dan's regimen in its entirety. perhaps I will consider)
as of now:
I steam my face day and night,
followed by antibacterial face wash and moisturiser; neutrogena oil free/murad perfecting
differin at night.
skin and nails support
deep fried foods (chips, chalupas(D:))
carbs (especially enriched bread, white rice, sugary cakes, pop)
high fructose corn syrup (ketchup, bottled tea, commercial maple syrup)
a little oily,
some indentations and red marks, enlarged pores.
occasional breakout (2-6 active)
(I'm considering taurine, alpha lipoic acid, betaine, cayenne, MSM)
I'd like to hear from you!