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Everything posted by alishaj

  1. I’ve been using the scar cream for 4 months now and I’d say there’s 40-50% improvement. As to how I found out about xanthan gum, it was a new ice-cream that I kept purchasing (without checking the ingrediets first) and I saw that my skin started breaking out very badly. Didn’t have it for a while, my skin got clear. Again had it and it got worse. The only additive they had was xanthan gum. So, yeah try not to eat that product and see if your skin improves
  2. I just wanted to share my experience with you guys, in case it could help anyone. There are a lot of information out there about different causes of acne, but not so much about people’s sensitivity to specific food. I suffered from severe cystic acne for more than 6 years until I figured out slowly (over a period of 2 years) that it was all food related. I found out I am extremely sensitive to certain ingredients or additives in food, such as pectin, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, guar gum, and v
  3. That’s the spirit! Again, don’t worry about scars….there are many treatments out there! Good luck!
  4. I can totally relate to you and I think your severe acne is caused by an environmental factor, which you need to find out. When we immigrated to U.S., I didn’t have any acne on my face and I was 19 years old. But within a month, my whole face was covered with severe acne. I went to doctors, they put me on different antibiotics which worked for only a month or so, and again I had severe breakouts. Like you, I just wanted to hide from the world. For 6 years I had severe and painful acne until