Today we have an interview with reader Elizabeth Resnick on how she finally came to clear her skin and remain happy and healthy ever since!
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What was your experience with acne? How many years did you have it and how did it make you feel?
I have struggled with cystic acne most of my life, starting around the age of 11 or 12 and off and on until my mid 40s.
It definitely made me feel self conscious. I was always worried about covering it up. To this day, I am always checking my makeup, even though my skin is clear. Old habits die hard.
What kinds of things did you try prior to holistic healing that didn’t work?
You name it, I tried it!
I started seeing a dermatologist early on. I was on oral antibiotics (back then it was minocycline and tetracycline… probably some others too.)
Also Retin-A and various topical prescription products. Tons of drying masks, face washes, toners, etc.
I used everything from high end department store products to drugstore brands. I also tried some more natural topical products.
In high school I went on Accutane, which cleared my skin up for several years, but the acne eventually came back with a vengeance. [Read more…]