Its hard to tell as the picture is somehwat blurry to me. Have you tooken Accutane? Accutane would clear that stuff up nicely.
Thanks for the reply. I haven't yet tried Accutane. I'm thinking about spending what I have to get it. I really don't want my parents to have to pay for something so expensive.
Have you tried the Proactive Refining Mask? Athough I'm not a fan of any other Proactive product, this mask really does work and FAST. This has helped to control numerous breakouts literally overnight. Don't get me wrong, it's not a cure. But it will definitely help reduce redness and calm your skin. It says to wear the mask for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times per week. I usually put a thin layer all over my face before bed and when I wake up, there is a noticeable difference.
Also, since your acne is so localized, pay attention to how much you touch that area. Make a conscious effort to stop touching your face and neck. The only time you should touch your face or neck is when you're washing your face (2x per day only).
Change your pillowcase every other day and try not to sleep on that side of your face. I've heard that laundry detergents or fabric softeners can irritate some skin types.
What kind of soap are you using? Don't use the same soap you use on your body for your face. There are many OTC facial cleansers that work quite well and won't irritate your skin like body soap can. Also, avoid using a washcloth... just use your hands. Washcloths create tiny tears in your skin that can aggrivate existing acne and cause more.
You can also try an aspirin mask. The recipe is on acne.org. I tried my first one tonight and I'm quite impressed! It reduced redness and actually seemed to shrink the pustules. It also exfoliated my skin and brought heads to a few underlying pimples.
I would exhaust every possible resource before you try accutane. Believe me, I know how utterly frustrating it is - I have been battling acne for 12 years now. It sucks! But hang in there... be patient and you will find something that works.
Nice post! I'll consider everything you've said. I'll start changing my pillowcase right now. It's absolutely true that I love sleeping on my sides.. :/ And I'm quite lazy on changing the pillow case but now you've made me a much more diligent cleaner now!
Nothing guarantees success for anyone actually, not even Accutane. Good luck and pray though.
Yeah I know, thanks for the post though. Praying DOES work lol.
Besides that part, my frontal region and the other side is much more clear.