Ever since I started secondary school I've suffered with acne. Being constantly on and off antibiotics and various types of 'the pill' to control it, they started causing havoc with my hormones and skin. When all my tablets were changed again recently because it's 'bad for me too be taking the same ones for too long', even if they were still working, I decided to stop taking them all together. My skin went crazy with oil and my hormones gave me massive mood swings when they were changed, and I'd had enough. At that time I had no acne so came off all my tablets.
However, my acne has made a very painful reappearance. I'm lucky as it doesn't affect my face much at all, I'm able to control it on my face by a good skin care routine. It's my back, neck and chest that suffers. I have what many call 'backcne', but it's pretty bad, causing a lot of pain at times. This causes me to cover this area quite highly, I hardly ever wear anything that shows my back or any chest.
I've been using a clearasil cleanser and salt scrubbing my back to try and battle this acne. It really wasn't working. I've decided the problem is within my body, rather than on the outside. So I've taken up the following routine:
- Multivitamins - For general good health to help me fight the infections.
- Cod Liver Oil - To promote healthy skin.
- Echinacea - To purify the blood, hopefully helping to filter out the infections.
- Aloe Vera Gel - Application to help sooth when painful.
I'll let you all know how I get on with this, but would love to hear any acne solutions you have! Any advice or remedies please? Lots people have suffered with acne at some point, it can affect anyone and has no connection to 'how clean you are'.
Becca :) x
Disclosure: I brought all the products featured myself to try and help my acne.