Like everyone: I've tried everything. The only thing that has ever worked for my skin is this routine:
Morning and night (with 10-12 hours in between):
-Spectro Jel cleanser (wait 5 minutes)
-Spectro Vanishing lotion 2.5 Benzoyl Peroxide solution (wait 10 minutes or longer)
-Spectro Hydracare Acne Prone skin with Salicylic Acid
-Under eye and lip vaseline
-Zinc supplements (try to, but usually only take when it's really bad, I don't really find much of a difference, honestly)
-gentle, gentle, GENTLE. HUGE POINT (probably the most important)
-when my skin is responding really well I take a day off in the week to let it heal
I threw in the salicylic acid as I found this product extremely effective on my moderate bacne.
I would like to quote myself on my current signature:
5% was NOT psychological. My acne, like my bacne, without treatment gets worse.
DO NOT LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU OTHERWISE. This whole "natural" way is a bunch of hippi bullshit. If you get cystic acne or back acne then you have ACNE SKIN. And you NEED to take care of it.
After I got off Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) I started breaking out like crazy. 3 months after of getting whiteheads that were inflamed and would not heal I decided to go back on. I even got a cyst and I only dealt with these while I was quitting smoking.
Below are two pics.
First picture: This is my skin in what I despise now: High Resolution HD Cameras and natural lighting. It was like this for months on DKR.
Second picture: Note the circular rainbow where I got a cyst and a reminder in a form of a hyper-pigmentation scar to never get off the regime again.
Edited by 5ive, 02 August 2011 - 06:27 AM.