Here is a helpful blog on an integrative approach to acne treatment.
I have struggled with acne since my twenties.
My experience is that traditional or conventional dermatology practices and products have been largely unsuccessful at stopping or treating my outbreaks.
In my twenties, I had good success with proactive products. But these stopped working after ten years and my acne transformed from clogged pores to cystic acne.
The cystic acne became intractable. I would have between 1 and 4 cysts at a time, predominantly on my cheeks and my chin area. These erupted when I was stressed, around my period, or I had too much sun. They would become inflamed, and then not come to a head or resolve for weeks and sometimes months. At other times, they might resolve and then after a reprieve of about a week another form in the same place. So I would have relatively no time when I did not have either scarring or acne…
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