A couple months ago I started breaking out like a teenaged girl. Well, I didn’t have acne as a teen, but I can only imagine the horror of it! Don’t get me wrong, I have had my share of skin issues, including a 10 year adult onset acne bout that even with meds didn’t clear until I changed my diet. But since then my skin has been pretty mellow. A few breakouts here and there, but nothing major, until now.
I woke up one morning and had a few blemishes and by the next day my entire jawline was covered in thick, deep cystic acne.
I was frustrated and started using all sorts of acne “remedies” which intellectually I know will only make it worse, but I felt desperate. I spent a week or so being harsh and rough (sorry skin…old habits are hard to break) and then a week or so being loving and gentle. Neither helped and it was getting worse.
So I took to the internet to find all the answers (yikes) and found several articles which all seemed legit on acne and hormones. They said when you get big cystic acne on your jawline, it is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Makes sense, I am getting to that age.
UGH! So now what?? I would love to be able to balance out my hormones with foods and natural supplements. Is that even possible? I’ve checked on the line (that was for you Rick) and there is WAY too much info to sift through so I am looking for REAL results (as always) from REAL peeps (that’s YOU).
If all else fails, I will take to Samantha’s remedy from Sex and the City 2 and devour yams all day long. I do like yams!
Please leave a comment below with how you are responding to hormone problems or inbalances!