Acne: ive tried everything; any suggestions?

Question by Sasha: Acne: ive tried everything; any suggestions?
ive been on accutane for four months, i used retin-A micro, used the obagi skin care line( costs over $ 500 dollars); i take care of my skin. however, it seems after a few months of being acne free; i always get it back, i have ten pimples right now? any suggestions? ive been to one of the best dermatologists in beverly hills, and i still have acne?

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Answer by bubbly grl
proactiv! i can’t believe u’ve never tried it when u’ve used that high end stuff(obagi line)

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  1. questiongirl says:

    Honest answer. Had terrible acne from age 9 onwards, and it took me years to realize it was sugar-related, even though every derm I went to told me eating sugar did not cause acne. I tried every antibiotic, Accutane, and Proactiv. The last two worked great, actually, but my acne came back as soon as I stopped using them.

    Two years ago, in the midst of a painful bout with cystic acne, I did some research, and concluded that I might have hypoglycemic acne. I stopped eating processed sugar completely- basically no sucrose (table sugar), corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, etc. In four days, my acne had cleared up completely. Literally, every single pimple was gone from my face, back, chest, and torso.

    What this boiled down to socially was me going from being a near recluse, 23 year old virgin to a content 23 year old with a gorgeous, intelligent boyfriend in three months.

    For a bit more info: Fruit is okay, as is stevia every once in a while (as long as it does not give you a headache). A little agave syrup is okay, too, as long as its pure. It has a ton of fructose in it naturally, though, and most of it is made in Mexico, where it mixed in with high fructose corn syrup to make it cheaper to produce, even though the latter does not appear on the label. Try to stay away from artificial sweeteners though, as they generally make you hungrier for carbs anyway.

    For cleansers, I like Cetaphil and Neutrogena.

    I am not a health nut by any stretch of the imagination. Give sugar a week or two off and see if it makes a difference. Good luck:)

  2. Amber P says:

    I am in the same boat! I don’t know what to do! I have been more than one dermatologist and have been prescribed a number of products (about 6). The only advice I have been given is drink alot of water and keep a good diet. I am now trying YAZ to see if its hormonal. go to and look at some of their products!


  3. harryb says:

    Let the Accutane run its course and do its job. You should have another month or two? of treatment to go. Your skin should be clear by then and pimples will be a thing of the past!

  4. tomorjerry says:

    Mix lemon juice, rose water and glycerin in equal quantities. Apply daily before retiring to bed. Eat a lot of green vegetables like spinach, cabbage, beans, peas, lettuce, etc. A salad and fruit should be taken daily. Check out for more useful info.

  5. chachafance says:

    Follow this regime twice a day (preferably when waking up and before bed).

    Wash your hands thoroughly.
    Wash your face with an acne wash (I use Panoxyl).
    PAT your face dry with a clean towel or paper towels.
    Apply an acne cream solution that is 10% Benzoyl Peroxide (again I use Panoxyl)

    That’s it.
    Also, drink lots of water and try some vitamins like beta-carotene vitamin & vitamin C, which are both good for the skin!

    Don’t drink caffeine.

    Good luck to you!
    I used to suffer badly and I know what it’s like.
    But with a regime like above I’ve overcome it and you can too!
    Don’t give up and don’t let it get the best of you.

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