I’ve battled acne since I was in the 7th grade. I’ve tried everything from Proactive to prescription topicals. I even took antibiotics for 8 years (!!! Don’t recommend this!)
I believe that being on antibiotics for such a long period of time caused some irreversible damage to my body. Antibiotics kill bacteria, which is great but the problem is that they kill the GOOD bacteria too. One of the major side effects of this is that it practically ruins your gut health.
I wish I hadn’t taken that route but when you’re a teenager crying because your face is broken out, you don’t care about gut health. I’ve taken steps to repair my gut and I’m excited to share more with you in the future
I’ve been off antibiotics for four years now and I’ve learned so much about what causes acne, and how to heal it naturally.
The areas where you breakout tell you a lot about the root cause. Here's what I've discovered: