Acne is a cruel skin condition – it’s just inconsiderate and mean. It can destroy self-confidence and self-esteem. It can flare at a moment’s notice without warning, especially before a big event or important meeting. It can feel like there is no rhyme or reason behind flareups. It can feel like nothing helps. You can spend a fortune trying prescription and over the counter lotions and potions. You can take medications. You can go to estheticians. Nothing. Seems. To. Work. It can feel devastating, frustrating and endless.
I know. I had acne from ages 11 to 34. Through ruthless trial and error, I finally figured out how to achieve beautiful, clear skin – and I have kept my skin clear for 9 years! Don’t get me wrong – I still get zits. But getting a few pimples is very different than having a face full of acne. I can tell you exactly how I did it and how you can do it too. No gimmicks – this is my actual successful routine. If you read my health story you’ll learn about the various health issues I battled my entire life. I am relentless when it comes to finding solutions to the conditions that plague me. I never give up. I always find an answer. And when I do, I share it far and wide because I know people are out there suffering just like me.
First, my quick acne history. I started breaking out on my forehead at age 11. I was terrified because my older brother had horrible cystic acne and my mother had horrible cystic acne when she was young (she still bares deep facial scars as a reminder). I knew what the future held for me, and I was right. My acne worsened in my teen years and became cystic. I had it on my face, my chest and my back. I took lots of antibiotics and even took Minocycline for an entire year! It held the breakouts at bay but the long-term use of antibiotics destroyed my intestinal flora and greatly contributed to my other health issues. I tried every over the counter topical I could get my hands on like benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, zinc, charcoal, Proactiv, Neutrogena – everything! I also used a lot of prescription topicals like Retin A, Differin, steroids, etc. None of it worked and I often had red, peeling, painful skin in addition to the acne. Talk about adding insult to injury! I was so desperate I even took a dangerous medication called Accutane – twice! Its side effects are so serious you have to take monthly blood tests to check your liver enzymes while on it. And you have to sign a waiver that you are not pregnant nor will you become pregnant for 6 months after stopping it! This drug actually worked and I had beautiful clear skin for the duration of the treatment, but as soon as I stopped taking it my acne came back in full force. By the time I was in my 20’s it was worse than ever. Eventually I found a birth control pill that seemed to control it. But then the birth control pill itself contributed to or caused a myriad of other health issues so I had to stop it. As soon as I stopped the pill, the acne came back! It just seemed hopeless.
I felt like a failure because I was a health care practitioner counseling people on how to be healthy – but I couldn’t clear my own skin. It was a daily battle. But with perseverance, I finally figured it out! This skin routine works. It is simple and cheap. It is not 100% natural, but it is not toxic either.
I have used this protocol on a bunch of clients and it has worked nearly every time! Who else can say that!? Now to be fair, some clients have had their skin completely clear up while others have only seen some improvement. But it works better than anything else I have come across, and believe me – I have done it all!!
I hope this information helps!
Tara Lambert, Founder of Nutritional Wellness Center