i havent posted about this before but i'm desperate now and need some help. i've been to several doctors and they all tell me "you cant do anything about it, it's the way your skin is, etc." i feel like i'm being dupped each time.
ive had this problem for several years now, im nearing 30 and still have it. it's extremely embarrassing and has ruined my life. i have this problem on my breasts and arms - i don't know if it's acne or what. nothing helps and i cant help but picking it. my pores have gotten huge as you can see in the picture and everytime i squeeze them, something like a whitehead/pimple comes out.
i have hypothyroidism but i take medication for it and it's in the normal range. i don't know what could be causing this! i've been tested for pcos and it's come out negative. i have a little elevated testoerone levels but nothing serious. my skin is dry, prone to acne and i have bad texture nearly everywhere (tiny bumps on back of thighs, darker knees and elbows, etc).
i'm desperate, does anyone know what this is? what can i do about it? is it directly linked to diet/lifestyle? i don't smoke nor drink or do drugs. i do have a intake of sugar but my blood is normal. sorry for the gross, graphic pictures. i'm quite embarrassed but i need help :*(
(PS the pictures came out light, the acne and scars are much more noticable in person. the pores are fairly clean here but they fill up daily with gunk no matter how hard i scrub or slather creams or whatever. ive tried: TEA TREE OIL, CARBOLIC SOAP, SULPHUR SOAP, ACNE WASHES AND CREAMS, COCONUT OIL and my doctor did not want to put me on antibiotics because he is convinced it's not acne just the way my skin is genetically.)
Edited by blackblackcat, 22 December 2012 - 09:31 PM.