Thank you sooooo much for this information. I was never an Acne sufferer but (seemingly) all of a sudden my face erupted with small bumps all over. Initially, it began around my hairline and then spread all over my face. The only thing I could think of was it was some bacteria may have brushed again my face and using topicals would clear it. I was wrong. Overtime I realized it had to be related to my diet. I went from only eating fresh and healthy foods that included seafood and vegetables largely to pigging out on junk food almost everyday for months. Something was off balance in my body, and my body it was yelling to me that it is upset, unfortunately this announcement is on my face.
Anyway, I am now 25 y/o and have suffered with this condition a little over a year to date. I too have scoured the internet for many hours relentlessly seeking a way to return my skin to its former glory and beauty. People used to stop me and ask what type of makeupI had on when I had none at all. I used to be a champion of internal health, and so this breakout really has me down in the dumps because I feel as though I have lost that blessing.
Your story and symptoms sounds very similar to mine. I have visited dermatologists, but they all did not seem in any hurry to cure me. I conclude it's more profitable for them to prolong your cure. Also, I realize that I need restore my internal health which is paramount and not be lazy about doing this no matter what.
I was always confident, outgoing and now I find that I have no social life at all because this condition has made me almost a complete shut in. If I didn't have to commute to work, I would surely be a shut in.
What seemed to help "dry out" my condition was an AT HOME 30% SALICYLIC ACID PEEL. Ultimately, new breakouts occurred, seemingly to replace the once I thought I extinguished. I read that a fungus or yeast may be the cause and so I tried applying MONISTAT to my face but that hasn’t worked either. RX BENZOLY PEROXIDE CREAM helped as much as the Salicylic acid peel with no aggressive and lasting results.
My BF happens to be 100% into holistic health. He has tried to get me to take in DE (Dietenacious Earth) for the entire breadth or our relationship and I have refused until now in my desperation to restore my face and enjoy what’s left of my 20s. I will be using this in conjunction with your recommendations, and prayers to God because He is always faithful and I know through Him I can only achieve my goals even through my doubts.