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Struggling with acne

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Acne Struggle

I have struggled with acne since I was a teenager. I was always told that when I get older it will get better.... Well they were wrong!!!!! I still have acne and I am 24 years old. But not only that but it was waayyyyyy worse than it has ever been. It has gotten so bad that I don't even want to get out of the house. I do because I have to. I have tried almost every acne regimen out there and nothing has worked. I used this one soap that had 10% benzoyl peroxide in it gave me a chemical burn. Ever since then I haven't been able to use things that are very harsh. I have to use a bar of soap (dial) to wash my face. I have went to the doctor thinking maybe it was my hormones... nope I have had my blood drawn several times and they have run several test and everything has come back normal. I have been put on doxycycline, prednisone, amoxicillin, retin- a. Nothing has really worked. The prednisone has worked the best for it but once I get off anything it starts back up again. I am still using the retin-a which is extremely painful and is actually making my face worse. I am at the point that I don't know what to do. I cry about it everyday. Nothing has worked for me. I look around and here are all of these people who have perfect skin. I just wonder why.... why do I have such terrible skin when I wash my face twice a day and try to take care of it. I have an appointment with the dermatologist in a couple of months but I am just worried that they are going to just put me on antibiotics. I feel like these are just band-aide fixes. They fix the problem until you get off of them. I feel like there is a root cause as to why my face won't clear up. I feel like I have been struggling with this for tooo long and I am ready to have flawless skin.

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