this is the only thing that works for me...unfortunately :(
i've been suffering from acne since i was 12 (i'm 20 now). like most of you i have tried many otc medications with little results. a couple of years ago i started tanning indoor, once every week or two, on the weakest beds. my acne started to improve, though i had no clue that tanning had anything to do with it; i simply thought i was getting older and growing out of the acne stage. now, two years later and after hearing over and over how bad tanning is for you, i decided to stop going. well, within two weeks my acne got OUT OF CONTROL. at first it didn't occur to me that it was because i had stopped tanning, but i did some research and found out that tanning does help with acne. i didn't tan for 2 months and my face was unmanageable during that time. zits EVERYWHERE (and they were the painful cysts!). finally i couldn't take it anymore and i went to the tanning salon. after two sessions pretty much all the zits are gone, which is great, but i know that it is not a good solution to the acne problem. has anyone had a similar situation? what did you do? maybe tanning in moderation isn't that bad for you? any help would be appreciated!