Hey! I'm just posting this on a whim, and maybe I'll get some good advice. Anyway, I have terrible acne. I've had it since I was ten and since entering my young adulthood it has gotten majorly worse. I've tried all sorts of products from the over-the-counter, drug store topicals to the prescribed antibiotics and topicals. None of them have worked! I was on birth control for several years and that must have helped some (but I was still covered in blemishes) because after I went off it in the summer, my skin instantly flared up. While before I only had the occasional cyst, now that is about all I have. Cysts are the worst form of acne. They go to the deepest layer of the skin and are red and very painful. It takes forever for them to clear and, most of the time, when they do, they leave permanent scarring. Now I am super interested in natural health. For anyone who might suggest accutane, that is a huge no-no for me! I do not want to try more chemical, unnatural methods to clear my skin. If possible, I would like to go the all-natural route. I've been seeing a naturopath, but I haven't gotten the results I was hoping for. If anything, my skin has gotten worse. I know that skin is greatly affected by diet and stress. I have tried eating very healthy and saw only minimal results. After a binge on bad foods, I'm ready to jump back into healthy eating. I don't know what to do for the stress I have. It's very consuming and makes it hard to get up in the morning. I don't know what I'm asking for, and this is a bit of a ramble, but do any of you guys have any suggestions for me that might help my skin? I have tried countless methods, both natural and unnatural and still no results. I'm beginning to lose hope, and with that loss, I get more pimples. Can someone free me from this endless cycle?