1. Last Month
  2. Why?!

    Forums General acne discussion 1 reply

    After two accutane treatments and lots of other failed attempts to get rid of my acne forever, I'm starting to wonder why some people a skin so persistent to break out. My skin is much better then it was before but I'm still breaking out eventually and it really perplexes me. I know many of you are in the exact same situation or something very similar and can see where I'm coming from. It's very frustrating to know many people with glowing skin who never takes care of it and others with bad acne scars on their face doing everything they can to make it go away but with little or no success at all. What's worse is seeing may dermatologists taking your money and still not solving your problem.
     I have tried many things: diet, creams, soaps, natural remedies, teas, changing my pillows everyday, a combination of all of it, and so on, but nothing has a permanent effect in clearing my skin. The real question is... how come it is so difficult to point out what's causing someone's acne nowadays? We have technology advanced enough to go to the moon but somehow it is too hard to do some kind of test and tell what the hell is -- literally -- wrong with us.
      Now, I know it varies from person to person. I know a guy whom stopped eating peanut and chocolates and his face cleared, another cut out soy from his diet, other started using aloe vera as a face mask and it worked wonders, etc, nonetheless, in all of these scenarios, there was an existing factor which was causing the breakouts, so my point is.... how hard can it be for a professional to figure out something like this? Isn't this why they spend so many years studying for? Instead of making us waste money on products that will attack the symptoms instead of the cause and merely mitigate the issue, why not do some tests to see what gives and provide a permanent solution?!
     Unfortunately, since this is the case, what's left for us is this journey of trial and error until we someday get it right and figure this out.

    Yea, it was more of a rant than anything... sorry.

  3. More Than a Month
  4. Acne keeps coming back

    Forums General acne discussion 2 replies

    13 hours ago, Michelle waldron said:

    Sounds good but it's not always related to your diet I'm afraid. It can be just to much oil be produced by your body (sebum) stress, hormonal imbalances can make it worse.tell me would you go on something called spriloactone? or trimethroprim? for strong acne.

    Hey Michelle. Thanks a lot for the reply!

    Yea, I know it isn't always related to my diet. I have observed that whenever I eat some kinds of food my face tends to break out a lot but EVEN when I'm only eating healthy it still happens to a lesser extent. Already took a blood test to check my hormone levels and they're alright. I also work out six days a week... I don't smoke and rarely drink. I'm really puzzled as to why my acne is so damn persistent in coming back.

    The only thing I took was Accutane during seven months. Twice.
  5. Acne keeps coming back

    Forums General acne discussion 2 replies

    Hey. I've had severe acne on my teen years (16-19), then I started the accutane treatment and it worked wonders. A year and a half later the acne started to come back, so I did it again. Worked wonders once again. Now, a year and half after that, my face is starting to break out again.

    I quit meat when I was 16 years old and started eating a lot of soy. It was very stupid of me to not realize that this was what was causing (or at least helped to cause) my acne breakouts at that time. I can say that I know for a fact that soy is related to my breakouts because whenever I eat it, I get about 2 or 3 zits in the morning. Also, peanut, chocolate, etc and many other kinds of food like wheat causes my face to break out. Thought I might be missing some vitamins because of my strict no-meat diet. Then, I heard from a doctor I saw on YouTube once that sardines have a lot of Vitamin A and good amount of Omega 3 which are both good to deal with hormones-related issues and also helps with inflammations.

    Now I follow a strict diet with very little sugar and lots of healthy food, avoiding grains and other foods that are known to cause acne in many people around the world.

    Thing is... I'm still not completely clear... I'm afraid that whatever I do is only helping to mitigate the real issue here... I wish your help to find out what might be the cause of my issue with acne... I feel like anything I try only works for some time or not completely.

    Anyway... this is it. Any help is appreciated.