Hey guys, I'm a seventeen year-old girl and I've got a bout of acne that won't go away. It started back in October 2011 and it hasn't gone away. I've been relatively paleo since December 2010, and until October, I only got zits in my t-zone and they only got inflamed and nasty if I picked at them. So those were fairly normal and tolerable. Now let me break down what's going on with this new break out:
- It's on my chin, and according to many, this is an indication of hormonal changes. I am not on the pill and the most medication I'll ever take is a decongestant or a tylenol, but I've got to be really rotten sick before I take even that.
There's some good reason to believe I'm going through a "second puberty" as I often jokingly call it. My chest seems to think so, as I now fill out my bras a bit better
My dairy consumption has gone up a bit since September. I'm currently cutting all but hard cheeses during Lent and I'm hoping that will do it. What's your thoughts on this? I've had dairy before without too much issue before.
My skin is super sensitive. Tap water leaves my skin burning, peeling, and redder than a steamed lobster. I've stopped washing my face a couple weeks ago. My pores seem no different than when I was cleansing via oil cleansing method or even using a mild neutrogena cleanser.
I'm currently supplementing with 50mg of Zinc, 2000 IU of Vitamin D (I never get enough sun), 1200mg of fish oil, and 2000mg of Vitamin C. I added the Zinc, D, and fish oil a week ago. I eat quite a bit of bacon (I always have), but I'm hoping the fish oil might offset whatever the O3-O6 ratio is contributing. When should I expect results from that?
I'm on the verge of taking antibiotics (I think we all know why that's a bad idea), and my dad is poking fun at my face in public because I refused the tetracycline routine he's offered (he's taking things a bit personally-- he's the biggest Korg in the family). I've got a powerful topical antibiotic, but naturally I'm apprehensive on taking it.
Any other advice guys? Do you think my acne is just a little hormonal blip that will end in a few months?