I assume you think my next piece of advice will be to seek out a dermatologist, right? I mean, that's what everyone else all over the web says in their incredibly insightful articles. "If you have severe acne, you should seek out a skilled medical professional."
Imagine me rolling me eyes now, please.
If dermatologists were so skilled when it comes to acne, why are so many patients still suffering from severe acne? Better yet, why do they still prescribe accutane, a dangerous drug with some pretty clear health implications?
Really, when it comes down to it, to many people in the acne industry are just here for the money. That's why we hear the same old party lines over and over again: wash your skin twice a day, there's no connection between diet and acne, live with less stress.
It's enough to make you pull out your hair!
Especially when people have documented quite well that there are simple ways to actually clear your acne. What's more, there have been well documented case studies that literally prove some connection between diet and acne! Some dermatologists have slowly learned about these studies and have successfully treated their patients through dietary means, but the majority still act like it's black magic.
And the drug companies? They're really in it only for the money. Proactiv is a billion dollar a year company; do you think they want to give up their paychecks? Heck no, which is why they'll keep on promoting their crappy product that sits on your skin and does nothing to deal with the real acne causing problems inside your body. How can it! It just sits there on your skin!
This is the problem with all of the over the counter cystic acne cures and for any cures that go on your skin for that matter; they can't possibly get to the route problems inside your body. A second ago I mentioned the connection between diet and acne has clearly been proven. The connection between the two is the amount of insulin in our blood stream.
You see when we eat a typical meal, some foods are converted to sugar so the body can use it to burn energy. Insulin is released in response to make sure the sugar get's to where it needs to go. However our diets are so full of junk that our blood streams are flooded with sugar. The body releases a huge torrent of insulin to deal with the massive amount of sugar.
If this only happened once or twice, this wouldn't be so bad. But this happens to us on a daily basis for years, which eventually causes huge swings from high to low blood sugar and corresponding amounts of insulin. This tires out our immune system, which allows the acne causing bacteria, which exists naturally on every single person in the world, to multiply out of control.
Furthermore, too much insulin in our blood streams causes our skin cells to produce to much oil as well as die faster than normal, both of which get clogged in pores and allow bacteria to feed and multiply, leading to pimples. Preventing this problem by putting something on your skin is akin to insanity! If you try to take care of the external problems through gels or creams, they'll just keep on coming back forever.