Have you reached a breaking point with your skin? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This clear and concise guide will help to get you on the right path to clearing your skin right away.
1.) See a Dermatologist
Over the years I’ve learned and experienced a great deal in regard to skincare, so much so that I started a website. However, I’m just a 23 year old who wants to help others out. If you want to speak with someone who not only understands skin, but what is ailing yours in partcular, there is no better option than a dermatologist. Sure Western medicine has its flaws, and I prefer natural remedies over manufactured ones, but because we live in an unnatural world, sometimes we need a little chemical assistance.
I am not a doctor, and I am not going to tell you what your doctor should prescribe you, but hopefully it is a treatment that deals with hormonal issues. I don’t much care for antibiotics, because while bacteria play a role in acne, I don’t believe they’re the reason acne persists.
Regardless of what I say, listen to your dermatologist. Do exactly what they say for at least 4-6 weeks and if your skin hasn’t made any improvements, then go see them again. Otherwise, move on to Step 2.
2.) Evaluate your situation
After you’ve seen a dermatologist, it’s time for you to evaluate your skin on your own.
- How long have you had acne?
- How severe is it?
- Does it come in cycles or persist constantly?
- Do you notice any adverse reactions to foods, medicines or topical treatments?
Those are just a few questions you need to ask yourself. Don’t be lazy and have a dermatologist or some website do all the work for you. If you don’t take accountability for your own skin, I can guarantee your acne will persist.
3.) Get Cod Liver Oil
When someone tells me that one product is far superior to others, and this one product alone may ‘cure what ails me’, I’m skeptical. You should be too. Nonetheless, Cod Liver Oil is the best natural remedy I’ve ever used to get rid of acne. Anyone who has used Cod Liver Oil (CLO) or a vitamin A supplement usually has nothing but great things to say.
Yes, this stuff is that good. If you haven’t tried it yet, it may just be what you’re looking for. Start with 1 tsp. a day, and then over time you can use 2-3 tsp. per day.
Check out the ‘Products I Use‘ for my CLO recommendation.
Note: If your doctor prescribed you a retinoid, which is a vitamin A derivative, don’t take Cod Liver Oil.
4.) Other products
Cod Liver Oil, along with what your dermatologist prescribed you, may be all it takes to clear your skin. Your skin should be pretty clear after that, but it’s likely that many of you will have stubborn spots you may need some more assistance in the form of additional vitamins, minerals, topicals etc.
Slowly add in these products, evaluating how you tolerate each of them. I suggest starting with vitamins that work on fixing your insides, not creams or masks you put on your face.
5.) Patience and Consistency
These are the two most important characteristics for fighting acne. Look, I know how tough and frustrating it can be to wake up every morning and face the world with a face full of pimples, but realize that your skin will get better. In order for it to do so, you must take the right steps, create a routine and goals, and stay patient and consistent. Without these traits, I can guarantee you will fail.
I don’t expect this guide to clear up all your questions, or your face, but it’s simply a quick guide to get you started. Check out the rest of my site for more information, and then post a comment or contact me if you’re still confused.