www.clear-acne.org is a website devoted to helping people overcome acne. The site is run by Erica Jennings who herself suffered from pimples and wants to share what she has learned to help others live with clearer complexions.

Hi, I’m Erica Jennings and you want to know a little bit more about me, I take it. :)

I’m married with 2 young children and I live in Canada. Both of my parents were doctors, and my mother was a dermatologist. I was always fascinated by her work and I have always known a lot about proper skin care and skin cancer and staying out of the sun and stuff like that.

In my teens and twenties I suffered with acne, just as you might. You would think that with my mother being a dermatologist, I would be cured right away. Not so. I was sent around to her dermatologist friends (my mother would not treat her own family) and I was given special attention and care. I tried probably all of the acne medications available at the time that are still in wide use today. I was given benzoyl peroxide at 10% which we now know to be far too strong. 2.5% works just as well without the excessive drying and irritation. Benzoyl peroxide did nothing for me.

I was given just about every antibiotic under the sun, both oral and topical. Nothing worked. But they did manage to upset my stomach constantly!

After about 6 years of treatment, I was very frustrated that nothing worked. 6 years! It is still hard to believe that I was treated for 6 years with no benefit. Ridiculous! I finally convinced a dermatologist to put me on Accutane. My mother was furious, but hey, I was an adult. I had to undergo extensive blood testing to make sure my body was handling the medication okay. The next year of my life was hell as the Accutane makes your skin much much worse to begin with. My skin was inflammed and peeling and a horrible sight. FOR A WHOLE YEAR. I was in university at the time and I did not want to go outside or socialize because I was so embarrassed.  To this day, I still suffer from dry skin that may be the result of the Accutane, although I no longer have acne.

Years later, my disappointment with acne treatments and Accutane led me to build this site to help people avoid the disappointment that I had with my reliance on “traditional” (ineffective) acne treatments. We know a lot more about acne today, although the medical establishment (like my mother) are slow to adopt the the new methods of treating this disease. Surprisingly, my mother did grudgingly admit that the treatments I recommend are promising after I showed her the new studies that clearly link acne and diet, for example. She also admitted to me that some of her dermatologist friends were secretly convinced that lifestyle, including diet, could have a profound effect on a person’s complexion.

Anyway, that’s my story. I created this website to help people get rid of acne naturally, without wasting their time, money and good faith on products that don’t work. Now keep in mind that no treatment works for everyone. The sad truth is that you will probably have to try several products before you find one that works for you. I am pleased to only recommend products that come with a money-back guarantee for this very reason. I encourage you to try to cure your acne. As Wayne Gretzky (I am Canadian after all!) points out, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” So at the very least, sign up for my free email mini-course to get you started.

Good luck. I know you will succeed in clearing your acne!

- Erica Jennings