-breakouts started in junior high
-pimples all over chin, nose, forehead, back
-nose extremely oily with redness
-age 24 pimples on chin, back and nose start disappearing
-cethaphil gentle skin cleanser
-cethaphil moisturizing lotion
-neutrogena SPF45 when going outside
2-3 times a week
-exfoliate with baking soda and blackhead extractor
As you can see from the pictures (taken right after exfoliating nose) large pores mainly on nose, leading to yellowish dirt/blackheads to come out daily. Without using 4-5 oil absorbing sheets everyday nose and forehead are drenched in oil. This cycle repeats every single day. Around scalp/forehead when I move hair to side there are small bumps and occasional pimples.
I have tried hundreds of products; creams, vitamins, home remedies, prescriptions (retin A, tetracycline, benzoyl peroxide) without any success.
Sorry for long post but now my questions:
Is this rosacea or adult acne? (The two different dermatologists that prescribed retain A, tetracycline told me it wasn’t rosacea.)
What regimen would you recommend?
Would low dose of accutane help?
Any opinions or advice appreciated.
(sry for high res pictures, makes me puke looking at them as well)
Edited by mikeh26, 17 April 2012 - 05:09 PM.