I am still using my comprehensive regimen. I don't want to jinx myself but I think I permanently cured myself of cystic acne because I have been off antibiotics for 7 days and no breakouts have happened. Before, like 6 months ago, if I stopped my anti-biotic for even two days, I would break out really severely. For those of you that are noobs, I have been overdosing on amoxicillin for almost two years now. At my height I was up to 6,000mg a day. I have been doing it for so long I think the bacteria just gave up. I killed off a persistent and awful infection and I wonder now if it was staph or just P. acnes. Whatever it was its gone now and I could'nt be happier. Good luck to you all. I have seen a lot of awesome regimens out there in the blogosphere. I think a comprehensive regimen is the best one. Recently I have seen regimens in the blogs that include a retinoid, an antibiotic, a topical antibiotic and an oral antibiotic along with benzoyl peroxide. Its great and its nice to see how it improves over time. I have seen massive improvements in my skin and its good to see others having success as well. Also the accutane users are always inspiring. I know accutane can be painful with a myriad of side effects. My dermatologist ruled out giving me accutane because I have so much success with traditional acne cures. I hope everyone that is in the midst of a severe breakout can hold on and keep the faith. Use the medications available to you and it will improve. One new thing I have added to my regimen is sure to create controversy, hibiclens. It is an antiseptic skin cleansers used by surgeons and hospitals to clean hands and disinfect wounds. It kills a wide spectrum of bateria on the skin. Since I started using it, I have not seen any new breakouts but my skin is a bit dry. My whole take on treating acne has been to focus on killing P. acnes bacteria. I use antibacterial soap and tons of anti-biotics and guess what? Clear skin, thats what! Luck to all y'all!
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