The last year I added AHA+ which has helped smooth my skin, but I haven't REALLY noticed any other profound effect. I've started seriously cleaning out my diet to see what foods might trigger outbreaks (eating only clean meats, complex carbs, and super nutritious vegetable shakes with kale, spinach). This helped my skin get noticeably clearer for a week, but since then it's gotten back to normal (so I'm not sure if it was the diet or just a lucky break). I also work out regularly and have a great sleep schedule and take a zinc supplement before bed.
I'm wondering what else I can do, has the regimen failed me and I should go see a dermatologist about this? Of the prescribed anti-acne drugs, Retin-A seems to have the most tolerable side affects. My acne for the most part is still usually 4-5 small whiteheads with occassional 2-3 inflamed cysts every month. It's usually on my nose, around my mouth, jawline, but never on my forehead or neck.
Any help or advice is appreciated.
Edited by Mustaine502, 06 May 2012 - 06:21 PM.