I'm turning 21 next week and I STILL have acne. Actually, I didn't have any until I moved from Japan to Hawaii for college. I've tried using various acne soaps, toners, cream, ointments, pills, but NOTHING seems to work. I also exercise weekly and drink plenty of water. I get enough sleep - although maybe not recently - but generally i do. My aunt (whom I live with while I go to college) told me to cut down on spicy food, so I've been doing that but nothing is changing.
Is there anything else I can do? I heard change in environment can cause acne, so I thought it would just be temporary, but this is my third year in college and it's still bad.
Most Helpful Guy
As a Qualified Herbalist, this sounds like a Hormone Imbalance. Either too much Oestrogen or too much Testosterone. The easiest and simplest way to deal with this is to regularly take Tincture of Agnus Castus (Vitex agnus castus).
It acts on the Pituitary Gland at the base of the brain and balances the hormones.
I would thoroughly recommend seeing a Herbalist.0
Most Helpful Girl
Moisturize your face with coconut oil. It is antimicrobial so it will clear but not clog pores. I also use a topical acne solution (Burt's Bees - it's wonderful) sometimes in addition to moisturizing with coconut oil. The acne disappears about as quickly as it appears.
Welcome to the States! I <3 Hawaii. I grew up spending my summers there :)1