Hello everyone, I'm 20 years old and from the UK.
I've struggled with mild to moderate acne for about 5 or 6 years now, and it's a daily struggle for me to feel confident when out in public or in social situations. It frustrates me to look around at pretty much everyone I know, friends who have no skincare routine to speak of and eat a lot of junk food, and see that they always have clear, wholesome looking skin.
I on the other hand, am fairly pale, and have lifeless skin with blemishes and imperfections. There are two things I want, and I can't begin to describe to you how much happier and confident I would be if I achieved them.
1) To have clear skin - I'm not asking for Hollywood perfection, just a clear and even complexion like everyone around me seems to have.
2) To have a darker skin tone, and not be as pale - I live in the UK, so I'm not exposed to sun all that often, so I guess that hurts my chances.
To give you a bit of info about my lifestyle, I drink around 3 - 4 litres of tap water everyday, I also drink a daily cup of green tea. I have a serving of garden peas with every meal, and eat a lot of meat (pork chops, lamb, etc). I use benzol peroxide on my spots, *edit made by Mod*. I'm not a massive fan of fruit, but drink a fruit smoothie every now and then.
Can anyone give me some advice on this issue? Anything would be of great help to me, from dietary tips, to homemade skincare products, etc.
I can't stress enough how depressing it is to look around and know that I would happily swap skin with 9.9% of everyone I encounter.