Hi there my names Rob im 27 years of age from the united kingdom have suffered from mild to moderate acne now for 9 years.I posted earlier in the emotinal pyscological forum so i wont go into the horrible mental effect im expierencing. Im at my wits end at the moment suffering from breakout after breakout getting stressed picking my face,popping new pimples everyday now it seems (yes I know i must stop it!). I would describe my acne currently as moderate as in its mostly on my lower left and right cheeks with a few pimples migrated towards the top right. My forehead is quite clear my chin is totally clear and also my temples are clear. I have lots of red marks on my cheek I use some male make up to help conceal these marks. My skin is what you would describe as white "celtic". Im deciding trying to rationalize what I can do to help me. These are some of the things ive tried/trying below.
Medications used in the past
Minoclycline (both worked for around six months but then stopped)
Duac (worked quite well the first time)
Differin cream (Made my skin horrible and nasty)
Currently using a SA wash and SA treatment in the morning alongside a mositerizer from the expensive Danne Montague King Range.With a retin A cream every other night have been on this regimine for 7 weeks now and acne seems to go then come back in similar areas now am I expereincing a purging phase with this and should I stick it out another month?. I am thinking of abandoning this treatment as it is expensive to carry on ie 140 pounds per round of treatment. I am prescribed duac gel now would i be able to use this in a similiar way to the Dans regimine? So at least then I dont have to fork out lots more money as I can use the mostriser in the set as its designed for acne prone skin?. Im also on the books of a acne spealcalist who has told me to cut out foods high in copper,suger and foods which are acidic. She has also told me to conduct a series of liver flushes (i am going to undertake my second flush tonight) I carnt be sure if this will help but im willing to try anything at the moment. Im taking about 70 mg of zinc spread out with food and ammino acids. Would there be any other vitamins that you think I could add?.
I would be so appreciate of any type of feedback I have huge self esteem issues so Im afriad ill have to post a picture similar to how my acne looks right now Thanks you beautiful people:)