I think I have a very mild form of acne in that some days (every blue moon) I can be *almost* completely clear. But most days my face looks like this...
http://imgur.com/a/AzUAZ <- PICTURES!
95% of the time it only appears around my mouth. Every day I wake up and Im almost guranteed to have a little white pustule in either or both the crease of my chin or crease of my nose. And then I get the odd one every few days just appear somewhere around my mouth. These stay for 2 - 4 days typically. I do get large spots, but rarely and usually my own fault for wresting my chin on my hand or something.
From my nose upwards (apart from the nose crease, shown in photo 2) my skin is perfectly normal and I'm completely satisfied with it.
I usually treat them by either lancing them with a needle to drain them or just by folding some tissue into a point and jabbing at them until they burst and I wipe away the excess. I did used to use fingers and just pop them, but I got scarred at the end of last year and I have banned myself!
I then wash my face in a bowl of luke walm water and sea salt(I've found this to help sooth my skin), then moisturise my face with Simple moisturising cream.
This is done in the morning and at night before bed
I have tried a BP cream, just slathered it in the crease of my chin nightly, but these pustules just appear under it the next day.
I dont touch my face, I dont pick. I have a balanced diet, I do it salt and sugar but I also eat plenty of fruit and veg etc.
The only thing I haven't done yet, is gone and see a doctor. I was trying to fix this myself without anything prescribed, but unless I can think of anything else, thats going to be my next step. Anyone got any ideas what I can try?
Sorry for my crap writing. Im english but I dont flow well when I write!
Edited by t0m, 02 March 2012 - 04:58 PM.