Ok, so a little background info....
I would like to mention that I specifically looked for my dermatologist, he has studied at Oxford University, his specialty is Psoriasis, eczema, acne, infections, he has written thousands of papers on all of these skin conditions, he works in a hospital in Chelsea & Westminster, he works in a Chelsea Private Hospital (which I went to see him in) and he has his own personal private clinic....so basically THIS GUY IS THE CREME DE LA CREME OF THE DERMATOLOGY WORLD.
After I told him my problem he said there is nothing you can eat or put on your skin which will clear your acne other than Roaccutane! I have seen the internet horror stories and the only side effects you may have is, sickness for the first few days, drying of the skin and lips and you may experience some joint pain. DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE AS I HAVE NEVER HAD TO TAKE ANYONE OFF OF ROACCUTANE!
Anyways...this is what I said to him.....
''I have been suffering with acne since summer 2008. I went on holiday to Lanzarote, returned and within a few days my face flared up with horrific acne and rashes.
To this day I still suffer. They come and go, sometimes they are extremely painful no matter how big or small they areâ€¦.to the point in which I have had to take painkillers for the pain.
They seem to be of various forms. Some are big; vary from purple, red to white. Some are small and they seem to be mainly white or flesh colored lumps that donâ€™t seem to have any poison in them. Some seems to have poison in them, I will release the poison with relative ease and then they will clear. Although others can be throbbing and extremely painful to release, making me feel physically sick when it pops. They will discharge pus and then blood, only to reappear the next day even bigger and angrier, for the process to happen all over again.
The main areas seem to be my chin and cheeks going up towards my ears. I have a few reoccurring spots near my ears and when they pop and discharge, the pressure and then the release is excruciating.
When my acne flares it is a struggle even getting to work, I do not want to leave the house. I manage to get myself straight to work and then straight home. If I am asked to go somewhere for work related purposes out into the daylight I get upset as I donâ€™t even want to venture into the day light with my confidence killing acne. I even have particular seats on the trains and buses which I sit in to avoid the sun shining directly on my acne and highlighting my embarrassing lumpy, bumpy, sore skin problem even more so.
I have tried various lotions, potions and natural remedies of which I list below:
Aloe Vera, Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, Clearasil, Clinique Anti Blemish 3 step, Homemade facemasks made of Oatmeal/Eggs/Honey/Banana, Liz Earle Acne Products, Mario Bausechi Natural Tea Tree Oil, Neutrogena Visibly Clear, Toothpaste
I have also taken the various supplements:
Holland & Barrett Skin, Hair & Nails, GNC Skin, Hair & Nails, Boots Skin, Hair & Nails, Evening Primrose, Omega Oils
The following dietary requirements:
â€¢ Water, 6-8 glasses, however much I need to stay hydrated
â€¢ Green Tea, 4-5 glasses
â€¢ Dr Stuartâ€™s Skin Purify Tea, 4-5 glasses
â€¢ Sugar Free Cordial
â€¢ Aloe Vera Juice
â€¢ Eliminated dairy for the moment
My diet mainly consists of cereal or porridge for breakfast, Soup or Salad for lunch and meat and vegetables, omelets, stir fryâ€™s for dinner.
And so I collected my Roaccutane, Cetaphil Cleanser, Doublebase Moisturizer Gel and my Erythromycin Antibiotics to hopefully calm any initial flare up if I do have some!
AND SO THE JOURNEY BEGINS...........................................................