I am not new to the regimen. I've done it for two other long periods of time in my life. Both times, I tried to quit and ended up with severe acne again. This last time, I spent a year doing every all-natural and dietary intervention I possibly could and still sit here with painful, oozing, severe, red cystic acne all over my face. I can't take the pain any longer. It looks like I'm probably going to have to go back on the regimen again, as sick as it makes me. My skin just doesn't function normally and nothing I do seems to change that.
My question: Is it possible, at all, to do a once-weekly chemical peel while on the regimen? I seem to recall it making your skin highly sensitive and easily irritated. The trouble is, I just bought this really good lactic acid chemical peel that I really like. I still have a whole bottle. It doesn't even remotely stop the acne, but it is making the rest of my skin very smooth and lovely. So I'd like to keep using it, especially to help with the flaky skin that the regimen could cause. But I don't want to burn my skin.
If using them together isn't a good idea, I will probably have to either use up my chemical peel first (would take a long time and I don't know if I could wait that long) or just focus my efforts on getting clear with the regimen and then hope and pray that at some point my hormones will balance and I can get off the BP and start working on peels again.
Does anyone have any thoughts? I just want to help myself stop suffering at this point.