I hate to ask another acne question, but I'm at the end of my rope! So I have what one would think is hormonal adult acne- I'm 24, have had moderate (to severe?) acne on my jawline and chin for...I can't even remember how long. About 9 months. I'm fairly certain that going Paleo 7 months ago worsened it.
I went off birth control about that same time, and got an IUD instead, but really my body ought to have adjusted by now, this is ridiculous. And I just went and got my hormones tested, and I'm apparently ship-shape.
Background: I have Hashimoto's, but its pretty under control- am on no medications, am quite closely adherent to the autoimmune version of Paleo- some fruit, very few nuts, some chocolate. No egg whites and almost no nightshades. Vitamin A and Omega-3 supplements make no difference, nor does vitamin D, B vitamins- a couple other things, supplement-wise, I've tried but have not found them effective after a couple of days and have quickly stopped, such as coconut oil, maca, evening primrose oil, jojoba oil, and liver support-thingies. My sleep and stress are fine, as is, surely, my Omega 3/6 ratio. Probiotics, even really good ones, and fermented foods have been tried.
I got nothin'. I presently take a multimineral with boron, vitamin D, vitamin C, and a probiotic. Sometimes K2. I just cannot imagine what's wrong with me! Thanks for any and all help!
UPDATE: So, my acne is almost entirely gone- I'm not tooootally sure why, but it seems to be for embarrassingly simple/mostly conventional reasons. I'm eating VLC, sleeping more than I ever have in my life (at least 8 hours on the reg), and washing my face more. I had been not washing it much in the name of Paleo/naturalism, and indeed could not tell that it had gotten any worse or better since I stopped washing it, but nonetheless since I started washing it twice a day its gotten significantly better.
I thought, maybe whatever was causing my acne healed itself, and now that I began washing my face again, it finally revealed the healing-ness. I still have a couple of imperfections, but nothing major.