Hello, I am 20 and have had mild acne since 10th grade(maybe one or two pimples at a time with no redness or scars from previous zits, maybe 5 at the very most during a breakout every couple months). Just recently in the past two months my skin has been getting worse, probably 2-3x worse then previous months, years. Most of the pimples I have now are red smaller white heads on my nose, cheeks and a little on my forehead. I am a sophomore in college now.
-Smoked for 3 years about half a pack a day (still smoke, planning on quitting in a few weeks it's extremely hard)
-Take 100mg of chelated zinc every night (have done so for about a year and just recently stopped a few weeks ago)
-Apply honey all over my face every night and leave it on for about 15 minutes before getting a shower
-Take 500mg of flush-free niacin every night (have done so for about 4 months)
-Don't use any creams or OTC products anymore really, may just use 10% bp just one night on a big zit to aid it along every week or so
-Drug and alcohol problems since since 11th grade (will clarify if needed.....)
*any questions, suggestions, clarifications etc. are welcomed
What kind of acne could this be?
#1+2- in high school, no acne (had to put up some good pictures at least haha)
#3-6- taken tonight after my shower (once my face dries for a few minutes the redness usually goes down, it usually isn't as bad as the pictures depict)